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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:26 am 
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I'm restoring a 1989 Hobie 18 with the Nationals Pink scheme and need some pictures that
Show the hull trim colors and lettering. Please let me know if
You have some or know where I could find some.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:53 pm 
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You're welcome.

The colors were the same on all three colors of boats they had there - blue, yellow and gray. (I used to own a gray/teal one. #937)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Awesome! You've made my day. I also found some "shadows" of lettering on the side of the hulls that appear to say "Hobie 18 World ......" I can't make out the rest of the words. Do you know what they were?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Whoops. My bad. Hobie 18, not 16 (which is what's in the photo).

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:07 pm 
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I figured the lettering out, which was "HOBIE 18 NATIONALS MONTEREY CALIFORNIA". I also found shadows for six trim stripes about 1/2" wide and separated by about 1/4". Hopefully you'll have a picture that clarifies the colors. "Hobie 18" was found at the back of the hulls. I could never see any of these shadows before I buffed the hulls.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Ok, tonight I did some more "searching for shadows" and also found shadows for "Hobie Alter Signature Model" at the aft end of the hulls. Does anyone have close-up pictures of these graphics?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:31 am 
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OK, what you have is a 1989 Hobie 18 World Championship boat. That was the last time base-model Hobie 18s were supplied by Hobie Cat to an event.

The hulls looked like this:
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The hulls were gray. You can see how the hull stripe swooped down and under the hull, similar to the Boomer stripe. There's no stripe on the inside of the hull, so it probably stopped at the boat centerline. The forward end of the stripe terminated at the bow number. The standard "Hobie 18" identification sticker is above the swoop. Above that is the "Hobie Alter Signature Model" sticker.

The "Hobie Alter Signature Model" stickers first appeared on boats in the mid-80's. They were put on boats that had upgrades from the factory, like EPO rudders and Harken blocks. Otherwise, the boats are just the same as any other.

I'll see if I can find a close-up of "Hobie 18" and "Hobie Alter Signature Model" stickers.

What I originally thought you were asking about was the 1989 Hobie 16 Nationals in Chicago, IL. The same splash graphic used on those boats was used for the 1989 Hobie 18 Nationals in Erie, PA. That was the last time Hobie 18s were provided at an event - and they were Formula 18s, not base-model Hobie 18s. Competitors were not happy. Those hulls looked like this:
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Ok, you're officially my hero. That is exactly what my boat is, the Worlds boat with pink sails! It's going to be a lot of work to replicate it but I think I'm up to it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:58 am 
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One of those '89 Formula 18 boats found its way up to Charlevoix, MI from about 2005-2012, and I purchased it early last summer and it's now on Glen Lake. Sails need replacing but the boat itself is in good shape. Looks like it had wings mounted at one point, but those disappeared somewhere along the line.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:24 am 
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Old thread, but so what... what makes a H18 a FORMULA 18 and another not? I just bought a SX and wondered can I put formula 18 on it? or would some raise an eye brow at that?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Check out the FAQ on the H18 page for a break down of all the different H18 models. The "Formula" version of the 18 is essentially an SX without wings.

Note that there is no version of the Hobie 18 that qualifies as an F18. The only Hobie F18s are the Tiger and the Wild Cat.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:01 am 
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So if my SX hull graphics look exactly like the one pictured from the nationals event, except mine are yellow and sport a 31 on the bows, is it one of the original nationals boats? I'll have to post pics on here soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Not sure, Matt said they were Grey Hulls.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:55 pm 
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sxrracer wrote:
Not sure, Matt said they were Grey Hulls.....


I thought Matt was talking about the world's boats having gray hulls. Is there a record of the hull serial numbers provided for such an event? Just trying to learn about my new to me H18sx. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I read it wrong.


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