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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:06 am 
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UPDATE: Hobie have replaced the hulls with new ones! I went to the dealer yesterday and helped un-box the new hulls and put them on. The dealer is shipping the damaged hulls back to Hobie so they can figure out what went wrong.

Hobie are a great company and stand by their products. Thank you Hobie!

See you all on the water! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:44 pm 
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I expected that result after reading the story. Hobie is an awesome company.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:47 am 
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to bad they wont give you new hulls if they have soft-spots in them :(



after 30 years of course

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:57 pm 
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s30series wrote:
to bad they wont give you new hulls if they have soft-spots in them :(



after 30 years of course


They'll give you new hulls to replace your old ones.



You just have to pay for them.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:02 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
s30series wrote:
to bad they wont give you new hulls if they have soft-spots in them :(
after 30 years of course

They'll give you new hulls to replace your old ones.
You just have to pay for them.

I hate when that happens !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:31 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
s30series wrote:
to bad they wont give you new hulls if they have soft-spots in them :(



after 30 years of course


They'll give you new hulls to replace your old ones.



You just have to pay for them.


how about at a 75% discount for being a loyal Hobie customer and not switching to a prindle ???? :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:55 am 
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I relation to stress fractures,can gel coat scratch patch be used to cosmetically blend those hair line cracks?
The review that I found on this product isn't very positive.What works and is easy to use?I have a 1981 Hobie 16 that has two small areas with stress fractures and I want to "erase" them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Bill 404 wrote:
I relation to stress fractures,can gel coat scratch patch be used to cosmetically blend those hair line cracks?
The review that I found on this product isn't very positive.What works and is easy to use?I have a 1981 Hobie 16 that has two small areas with stress fractures and I want to "erase" them.
Thanks Bill 404 21SE


It's the flexing of the substrate that causes cracks in gel. If the glass has been compromised, which it probably has, then you would need to repair it first. The cracks would probably just reappear if the glass wasn't repaired. Hard to say though, you would just have to grind in there and see what's going on.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:57 pm 
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s30series wrote:
how about at a 75% discount for being a loyal Hobie customer and not switching to a prindle ???? :twisted:


Yeah, Go ahead and switch to that Prindle and just see how easy it is to find parts and accessories for that thing! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Say, what's a Prindle ???? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Way to go for Hobie USA stepping up on this. While, I am NOT and expert on Hobie contruction, I would concure that this looks like shipping damage - I'd say side impact.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:45 am 
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Is it normal for boat to develop stress fractures over a few years?

Here is a 2005 with fractures.
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Is there reason to be concerned about the boat? I assume not but want to be sure.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:37 am 
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PurdueZach wrote:
Is it normal for boat to develop stress fractures over a few years?


Seems to be very common in my experience. The hulls flex. Since gelcoat is non-reinforced (no glass fibers, just resin) it develops hairline cracks in high stress locations (such as the hull flange). Not cause for concern unless they widen or are weeping water.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Cracks like that - especially on the outside flange - are often the result of strapping the boat down to the trailer too tightly.

1) Don't run straps over the hulls.
2) If you do, they don't have to be super tight.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:32 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
Cracks like that - especially on the outside flange - are often the result of strapping the boat down to the trailer too tightly.

1) Don't run straps over the hulls.
2) If you do, they don't have to be super tight.


MBounds -- how do you recommend strapping a H-16 to the trailer?

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