I compiled a PDF with all the helpfull repair bits but I don't dare distribute it as I don't want to get in trouble with anyones copywrite.
I appreciate your not distributing it. The Hobie Class Association of North America owns the copyright.
Most one-design sailing classes restrict their class magazine to members only. The Hobie Class is unique in that we allow open access to the magazine on-line. We would hope that you find enough value in it to join the class. There are a variety of membership options to suit any Hobie owner.http://www.hcanamembers.com
My primary cat is a Prindle 18, lol. I obtained this H17 for Free and for now once I have it going it will primarily be for my teenage boys to sail. However if I manage to drop a few pounds I may find myself sailing it more. I like that is simple and relatively easy to step the mast by yourself and I love the wings.
I am not a racer but there is a new Hobie fleet down in the southern end of Utah and my oldest may be going to school down there in a year or so. There may be chance he takes the Hobie 17 with him and sails with them a bit but I think mostly of their racing is in H16s.
As for my compilation I made for my self so I would have all the This old Hobie info in one easy place. I highly recommend that you guys put something like this together and make it available in the archive because in my opinion it is the most valuable long term information in the Hotline. Also is it just me or has there not been any new hotlines in a while. I'm still showing a 2010 issue as the latest.