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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Greetings all, I am new here so please let me know if I missed anything. I am new to the dual hull world and am looking to get a Hobie for casual fresh water use. My current ride is a Sunfish. There is a 1979 14' Hobie in my neck of the woods for about $600. It does have the spongy hull issue just in front of the tramp. Serial is CCMB8144M791. A few minor tears in the sail and the boom vang is missing. Is this enough for me to walk? If so, WHY is the delaminating hull such a key issue. Thanks in advance for all your help. I have plenty of images if needed. Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Seems a little steep to me for an old boat with softspots/delam and torn sails.

It would have to come with a pretty sweet trailer.

have pictures?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Sorry, no trailer. Just the boat, sans a boom vang. :D

So from what I understand the soft spots mean the hulls could eventually snap or break. Why does the weak spot in the top of the hulls lead to a hull eventually breaking? Exactly what about it causes the weakening? Thank you, I am just trying to understand it better. Cheers!

Also, from what I understand the these 70s hulls don't sit well in water for long periods of time? Is it just because the drain hole in the hull may have a leaky gasket and will eventually let water in? Or is it more than that? Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:52 am 
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this is what happens with soft spots
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it makes the hulls very weak.
the missing boom vang is fine because you dont need it, but you need down haul.
i think its too much for a old boat.

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