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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:26 pm 
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It was interesting reading this forum. I just picked up my first 14 to race next year in division 11. It's a 83 in great shape but the only thing I don't like is the wire dolphin striker. Any words of wisdom.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 am 
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How do you tell what year a Hobie 14 was made? I'm trying to work out if mine is after 85.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:45 am 
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Brennos wrote:
How do you tell what year a Hobie 14 was made? I'm trying to work out if mine is after 85.

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Should be an number engraved on the transoms. Last two digits would be the model year (1973 - onward)

If it's older than 1973, then there's a three or four digit number stamped on the front pylon. Not possible to tell exactly what year it is.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:24 pm 
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New post to an old thread!

HELL yeah, they're worth it!!!! My "new" boat is an '82 14t. These guys last forever! I also have an '84 16 which I've had since it was new.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Old Hobies are definitely worth it! Just check the hulls, sails etc. But the definitely hold value. I can't see spending 10 grand on a new one when $500 to 1k you can get a decent used one, and with a little up keep they'll last forever. In fact I had a hobie 14 I bought 2 years ago for $300 and sold for $700.... they can definitely be a wise investment if your smart and know what to look for.


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