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 Post subject: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Hey guys,
The part where the side stay screws into the deck has pulled the deck apart from the hull,
I am needing to remove the tramp platform so i can work on the deck,
Has anyone had this happen before?
And how should i go about removing the deck platform from the mast part.
Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:48 am 
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You should completely loosen your trampoline before you remove the corner castings from the pylons. Its also likely that there is corrosion between the pylon (vertical "mast piece") and the aluminum casting, especially if the boat has been used in salt water. If the castings won't slip off easily, then you can use a rubber mallet.

This type of damage has been seen before and there are posts on this site about it. You may have a tough time achieving a structurally sound repair, so you might be better off just looking for a replacement hull.

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:10 pm 
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New Hull for sure
Maybe a used boat and keep the old one for parts


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:11 am 
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Na mate easy repair for us :lol:

Now the tramp has been completely undone and i have taken the starboard tramp off the tracks. Two of us have belted both ends at the same time with rubber malts and she wont budge!

Should we drill out the rivets and remove the aluminum frame?
Also there seams to be some kind of foam on the inside of the hole where that one bolt goes on each side.

Yes the boat was sailed on salt water.


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:37 am 
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We use "Dead Blow" mallets which are heavy, sand filled. You need SIGNIFICANT swing force to remove any casting, let alone one with corrosion. Maybe resort to a steel sledge with a 2x4 against the casting for cushion.

I have built and disassembled a LOT of boats and it is not easy. You have an odd angle and have to just miss the hull lip to hit the corner casting with upwards force.

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing a Hobie 16
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:04 am 
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I used a car jack to move the castings away from the pylons. Plenty of wood underneath to spread the load, worked fine but don't over do it.


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