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 Post subject: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:09 am 
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Does anyone know where i can find wing end caps, I have spoken with a hobie dealer in the states and they have said that this part is no longer available. I need 3 of them. If the are not available anymore, has anyone used anything else as a fix.


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:01 pm 
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My local dealer got me 4 new ones last fall for my 21SE,keep looking
Bill 404 21SE :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:52 pm 
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I had bought four of them through hobie dealer this spring.
good luck
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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:02 am 
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Your dealer was correct. No longer available. Last were shipped in July.

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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Thank you, i will post here if i find and alternative.


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:36 pm 
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I think you could cut a thin circle of pvc plastic and throw them in the tubes .that is basically what the factory does


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:52 pm 
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The wing caps are actually a total of 1 1/4" tall, with a 1 3/4" round I.D. for the insert part of the cap that is 1" long.So 1" goes inside the leg tubing and the base piece is just under 2" round on the outside(1/4" exposed). Not really a flat piece.
Any machine shop could cut you new ones out of some bad azz high tech plastic.Be sure to have an extra set cut for your spare parts box. :D
Build a relationship with a machine shop and they can help you maintain your catamaran.I have repaired some Hobie 18 wing legs with parts custom cut at my local shop and they did a great job on the inserts that beefed up the stressed out tubing without trimming off the lower 3/4" of the leg tubing that was falling apart.I did use an aluminum epoxy like product to fill in the missing aluminum.This two part epoxy is designed to be use on airplanes and my buddy swears by it.He builds helicopters in his spare time....
Good luck,Bill 404 21SE 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:49 am 
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The real question is how did you lose the plugs I had one come loose in the tube and it took days for me to fish it out. I still think a piece of plastic in the hole would work there is not much down force on the part most of the strain is in the bent part of the alumniun wing support


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:36 am 
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Are these the same for the H-17 wing plugs?... I need 3 for my H-17 wings??! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:27 am 
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Are these the same for the H-17 wing plugs?


H17 wing caps are different / smaller.

50665001 WING CAP H17 In Stock

Contact a Hobie Dealer.

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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:44 pm 
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gary eudy wrote:
The real question is how did you lose the plugs I had one come loose in the tube and it took days for me to fish it out. I still think a piece of plastic


If truth be told i didn't know they were there until one Had fallen out in the socket and when we put the wings back in the next time, it wouldn't go all the way home and thats when i fished one out. We rescued this boat so before pulling it out of its grave we knew absolutly nothing about them. Just that it looked cool and had to have a go. 4 years of looking later we did.


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:34 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
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Are these the same for the H-17 wing plugs?


H17 wing caps are different / smaller.

50665001 WING CAP H17 In Stock

Contact a Hobie Dealer.


Whew!
Thx Matt!


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 Post subject: Re: Wing End Caps
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:35 pm 
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I use a shop vac. with a 3/4" PVC pipe inserted in the hose and wrap my hand around the tube and pipe, the caps are out in seconds! I used this method to suck out and sand and water before the winter freeze. The next step is to buy 4 expanding pipe plugs that are 2" in diameter and then buy 2 rubber sewer pipe union couplers cut them in half and insert them over the expander pipe plugs. They fit perfectly in the holes for the wing tubes and they are now sealed for the winter.


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