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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:28 pm 
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yeah mine were wavy and soft. I thought you might have the same issues i had. as long as your solid no worries. didn't mean to panic you.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Here's the before pictures.
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:40 am 
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ASDASC wrote:
motivated wrote:
It is so cool to see these boats, old and new. Those stripes on the Orange crush remind me of my high school days working in a hobie shop. We sold all the stripes for all the color combos by the roll, they were stored in the same area as all the line and shackles. Memories!

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So, can you confirm that these were the original stripes on the Orange Crush? the reason I ask is that I thought i had an Orange Crush, but the stripes are different (only orange) and the sails are different (no window on the main sail). I noticed that there is another boat on the 'sail color history' page for a '79 Nationals - Orange that looks pretty similar. Maybe this is what I have? or maybe there just wasn't much effort into making them all consistent nationally.


I wish I could, but I haven't looked at those stripes since 1980 and other than "looking right", I couldn't tell you if those are Hobie OEM.

Also, I don't remember Hobie putting windows into the sails back in those days. My guess is that was an aftermarket modification. But, I could be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:19 pm 
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I believe they are the original stripes (not positive though)
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Interesting, they are different from mine. I have a 1/4" narrow orange stripe, a 1/4" gap, a 1.25" orange stripe, a 1/4" gap and a 1/4" narrow orange stripe. There is no Hobie name or logo anywhere on the hulls, so perhaps mine isn't original. It sure looks old enough to have been original.

Thanks again,

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:22 pm 
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The "triple stripe" as Steve describes it was a common feature on the late '70s early '80s package boats. For example, White Knight had black stripes, Red Rocket / Hot Flash had red, Emerald Blue had navy, Keoke had brown, Jalapeno had yellow, and Orange Crusher had orange (on the gray hulls).

The multi-color stripes were introduced with the Carumba pattern in 1980.

The distinguishing feature between an Orange Crusher and a '79 Nationals Orange is the sail numbers. In '77 and '78, the numbers were larger, such that each side took up a whole sail panel (like tritontr20's 42970). After that, they became the size they are today, with both sides able to fit in one sail panel.

That being said, sails and boats are easily swapped and the age of the sails may not the same as the boat they are on. Stripes are easily changed, too. I had a Jalapeno (yellow triple stripe) that I replaced with a custom teal triple stripe when I went to all-white mylar sails in 1992. I still have a few feet of it left.

In the late 70's / early '80s, Hobie Cat wasn't too meticulous about maintaining cosmetic "purity" on the package boats. They were pumping out hundreds of boats a month. Dealers mixed and matched boats, trampolines and sails at customer request.

That's why dating a boat based on the sail number / hull graphics is imprecise at best.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Thanks Matt, so assuming that Triton and I have mostly original un-updated boats and sails, and we both have the big numbers which were carryover sails from previous years, then they are both Orange Crusher designs, not the '79 Nationals boats.

Clears up that mystery! Here is a better picture of mine, by the way, in keeping with the spirit of the thread.Image

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Very nice! This is the first time I have noticed the clear windows for the tell tales. This must be standard on the newer sails? Great idea. I can sort of see mine thru the sail, but only if the telltale is up against it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:57 am 
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I thought all H sails had the tell-tail windows. I'm pretty sure my sails are original to the 77 year. They at least show their wear as such....I can never get the leach and clew of the jib to stop flogging at speed. I think it's just worn and stretched out, reflecting it's age.

As winter sets in with its traditional lack of blue sky, snow, and short cold days, I find myself ogling this site and looking forward to spring. There is some good skiing yet to come, but I'm having trouble getting excited about it this winter...ha!

It's pics like the aforementioned that give me the warm fuzzies...nice stiff evening breeze, a good buddy on a similar boat, and some lovely girls to add to the fun factor. My Mrs like to say "make it go faster..." like a 5 year old that has no idea what is really happening. She's got the perma-grin from ear to ear while out in trap and I'm gritting my teeth and doing all I can to keep the thing upright...all the while teetering on disaster...good times!!! Only another 5 months to go...


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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Here's a vid of my 72 and I finally got some mast shots:

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34490979[/vimeo]

http://vimeo.com/34490979


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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Looks like the vimeo embed isn't working.


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