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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:35 am 
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Jethro, H17 is the way to go in that case. The 18 is just that much harder to push around, pull on the beach, right, etc. 17 is a breeze. I'm getting older and liking solo much better so am looking to downsize the bigger rigs.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Awesome. Thanks for the feedback and jackb I'm not gonna sail with my did and my girlfriend at the same time, just either or.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Jethro wrote:
ackb I'm not gonna sail with my did and my girlfriend at the same time, just either or


You are going to be fine then. H17 published capacity is 400 lb.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:44 am 
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Hi all,
I hope I'm in the right forum's topic
cause my mainsail boomlet / boomless ripped while sailing.. uuhuug !! :oops:
I'd like to repair/fix it .. :|
anyone already had to repair/fix back the H17 boomlet ?
How to remove the red-cap (photos) ?.. :|
Which materials do I have to remove from the ripped mainsail ?
Any suggestions in order to prevent next mainsail ripping
..even I know my mainsail is not brand new..!
Thnakyou !!
Paolo / Vient'e Terra (Ground's Wind)

boomlet / boomless ripped while sailing - photos from my fb -
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boomlet - main sail ripped - detail
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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:22 pm 
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It's not a particularly difficult repair - for a sailmaker or a canvas shop. They've got the equipment and expertise to do it properly.

At the very least, you need a heavy duty sewing machine.

If I recall correctly, the red caps come off by removing rivets or screws near the end, then pushing it off. What's that flat-head screw by your thumb in the middle photo?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:27 am 
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Thankyou MBounds,
I'm trying to repair it by myself , Dacron, stirng/cors and tools,
as I did with my HC17 till now.. crossing fingers! 8)

That flat-head screw by my thumb in the middle photo is
just the screw that came with the boomlet mainsail..
if it sounds new to you maybe the prevoiuse owner
already did some repair..?.. :roll:

Asap, I'll post pics about my 'work'..
thankYOU MBounds !!


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Unless you are pretty sure it was dry rot, I'd check the inside edges of your boomlet for sharpness and file accordingly, it appears the tear was next to where the edge of the boomlet channel comes into contact with the sail bead. :idea:


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 Post subject: wing socket caps
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Anybody got any ideas about how to cap the wing sockets to keep moisture out and prevent freezing/splitting?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:13 am 
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It has been recommend on the forums to pour an ounce or so of automotive antifreeze into each socket when winterizing. I don't personally do this, but it should work. Of course this means you have to deal with disposing of antifreeze every year.

In the past, my process has been to:
- Stuff a rag into each tube to absorb any moisture that gets in and keep it from settling at the bottom of the tube.
- install the vinyl Hobie plugs.
- Place a plastic trash bag/sheet over the socket. For the fronts, I duct tape the sheet to the deck. For the rears, I just slide the trash bag right over the whole hull.
- Install hull covers/tarp over boat as normal.

So far, this has been working fine for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:21 am 
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srm wrote:
It has been recommend on the forums to pour an ounce or so of automotive antifreeze into each socket when winterizing. I don't personally do this, but it should work. Of course this means you have to deal with disposing of antifreeze every year.


If you go the antifreeze route, make sure you use propylene glycol instead of the ethylene glycol found in traditional cheap antifreeze. Propylene glycol doesn't have any of the toxicity issues that ethylene glycol does (its even in certain foods), so disposal/minor spills isn't an issue. It's normally sold as "non-toxic" antifreeze, and is available in your local West Marine.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 pm 
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I had 2 Hobie 17s. One I bought new - it was a 1988 I bought in 1990. The local Hobie dealer sold it to me as a "family boat" when I expressed concern the 16 might be too small, but I was concerned about righting the 18 by myself. He went out of business soon after that - he was just trying to unload it.
It was ok for my wife and me and the 3 kids when they were small, but none of us are big people, and I'd never sailed a cat before so I didn't really know the difference. The wings are great! The deck sweeping boom isn't. The small volume hulls aren't either.

When I sailed it by myself, it was an absolute blast. When the kids got bigger I sold it and went through a variety of monohulls. Then I found a good deal on a used H-17. Looked ok to me, so I bought it. Big mistake. Hulls leaked a ton, I think through the centerboard trunks. Had a side shroud break and the mast came down. I replaced the standing rigging, gooped epoxy around the C-board trunks, and sold it. Now I have a Getaway that I love, although I liked the wide wings on the 17 better.

Great solo boat, OK with another person if you are both medium to small. 3 or 4 adults? It's not like it sinks, but it is so low, the tramp is dragging and it's just not much fun. But girls love to lay out on the wings and tan, so THAT is fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Hobie 17
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Let me know if you need parts. Great boat for 2...! :-)

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