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 Post subject: Kids Hobie 16 Rebuild
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:45 am 
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Bought all new standing rigging new drain plugs new chain plates rudder washers mast bearings. soaked the old ugly rudders in bleach and now they look like new pressure washed the hulls sail box and the beach wheels the trailer is torn apart awaiting rebuild, Will re do the rest of the wire rigging as necessary. A friend gave me a set of missing jib battens and the old time fiberglass tiller.
Will polish and Poli-Glow the hull and flitz the mast and crossbars
Should have the boat in the water this week. My kid does need to name the boat.
Still love my 21SE really have missed the HC16 the best sailboat of all time.
Former Hobie Admiral Gary


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:36 am 
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Gotta love a good restoration project, especially with kids involved. As kid I spent about as much time working on old boats as sailing. Hard to say which is more rewarding.

How about some before/after pics????

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:34 am 
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Gary,

Do you need a boom? Or do you know anyone nearby who does? I have a spare one that I don't need. It was original on my '85 H-16 and has 2 bales for the main sheet (the older 5 to 1 system). Will give it away if it can be used.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:43 am 
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still in the tearing down stuff I just keep wanting to call the former owner and ask WTF were you thinking Found steel bolts used for rudder pins and really found steel stuff all over the boat some galvanized wires and much hardware store rope here and there
I guess I did buy the boat for the solid and clean hulls good sails and real fiberglass sail box and the cat trax and galvanized trailer
Spent most of Saturday with my son It was great showing him how all the parts work and how to remove and repair all the parts. A SS pop rivit is some tough stuff as he found out
Well today awaits more of the same The rudders should be finished with new sister screws and new rudder cams the rudder springs plunger and adjustment should be finished New standing rigging should be installed A trip to the local West Marine should allow replacement of the clothesline ropes
Former Hobie Admiral Gary


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:56 am 
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harbor freight sells a burly riveter works good on the stainless rivets!
Link>>>> http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty ... 66422.html

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:56 pm 
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hobiesrock wrote:
harbor freight sells a burly riveter works good on the stainless rivets!
Link>>>> http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty ... 66422.html


+1

I picked one of them up a few weeks ago and am very happy with the results. For $20 and a lifetime warranty, it's pretty tough to beat.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:10 am 
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Ordered a new black mesh tramp with diagonal lacing includes a cover for the open cut will post a note on looks and how it performs. note no center cut and no back cut nowhere for a rope of foot to fall out
Had to do the usual of drilling out the rudder cam pins this is kinda tricky. new cams and sister screws are in
New ss rudder pins are on the way
I have a little more wire work to do
A trip to west marine should get me all the ropes i need
A rear traveler track is being removed from the parts boat and will be riveted
My son is helping and learning how the Best sailboat ever maid works and how repairs are done
Work on the sails is also over
Former Hobie Admiral Gary and Captain Boy


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:32 pm 
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new black mesh tramp with diagonal lacing looks great on the boat It is pretty well thought out a velcro cover hides the lacing another plus it only used 30 feet of rope for lacing The new standing rigging was placed and the mast should be up Monday
When a boat is totally torn apart it sure does use a lot of parts
Most of the pins still had the Hobie H on them


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