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 Post subject: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:43 pm 
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First Hello Everyone my name is John !

I just picked up a Hobie 14 not sure what year it is but i was told it was a model A , it has a-lot of sun fade on the top of the hall. I'm really new to this and have never said before so this will be a learning experience. I'm hoping everyone can chime in here feed me with some wisdom. Today I on my own figured out how to put the mast up and the sail and take it back down. The previous owner told me i need to re-due the upper surface of the hall . so some tips there would help. Anything at this point will help. Thank you very much for your response!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:54 am 
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post up some pics and your location. I am sure you can find someone nearby to give you some tips! They dont have to look pretty to sail well!

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:47 am 
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[quote="The previous owner told me i need to re-due the upper surface of the hall . [/quote]

When he said re-do, was he referring to faded gel coat, or is there some delamination or other problem?

Here's a link to a you tube video on buffing oxidized gel coat - may help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74sEyot5A_o

Good luck with the project!

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:26 am 
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that is more then likely what he is speaking off, it is faded something bad. I will watch the video and i will get back with you . And i will try to figure out how to post some photo's .


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:41 pm 
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How do i post a pic here ?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:58 pm 
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And yes there is some delamination going on here with a-lot of soft spots, well 4 any way . Now i have never drilled through this boat but from what i'm reading i need to , and fill with some type of epoxy . If i could figure out how to post a pic you would see the problem i have .


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:04 pm 
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Wow,after reading a few threads on here i should just chuck the boat for scrap. No one ever paints a good picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:22 am 
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Here's a link explaining how to post images.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8574

There are lots of posts about repairing delams, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Here's a link for delam repair:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1156

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:17 am 
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Ok , I got my grid layed out for Delam. process i will start drilling possibly today or tomorrow . Face with another 102 degree day, lol


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:42 am 
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Keep in mind that in 102F temperatures, the epoxy will kick off much more quickly than on a 70-80F day. If you have a large area you're fixing or are unfamiliar with using epoxies, you may want to wait for a cooler day, or at least find a shady place to work. You don't want the epoxy to harden before you've completed the injection process.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Yes . Now i have done a lot of fiber glass work , i use to build Nitro Bass Boats I just never come across sun fade and soft spots. I ordered the Git Rot today and it should be here tomorrow. I moved my self around the house today chasing the shade I plan on working the grid slowly tomorrow hoping to finish at least one Hull and getting it ready for paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 14
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:55 am 
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I fill it today but i think it's going to take more then what i put in , i ordered the 16oz of the Git Rot as i seen in other post and from what i am seeing it needs more , so do you think it will hurt to add more at another day ? If not i will buy more and do it in steps!!


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