Hey folks, I recently acquired an '82 hobie 16 and am really excited to be back on the water under sail and to have found this great resource of information. I purchased my hobie from a guy who hadn't used it in the past 5 years, but was it is in remarkably good shape. I also have the extreme good fortune of having an uncle who was a hobie dealer in the 80's. He has really helped me get familiar with the boat and get everything in order. I put a quick cleaning to it, replaced some missing shackles, replaced the rudder mechanisms, and added a trapeze and then got her out on Mobile Bay yesterday. Winds weren't great, but it didn't matter it was a great time.
Now, my next project is to get a really good cleaning of the hulls and trampoline in. I'm thinking I'll go with this to clean the hulls, http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... eSNuT771Ts
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to clean a tramp that's been outside (under a tarp) for 5 years? I was just going to start with some ajax.
Also, I noticed someone has already registered this name (with the correct spelling) but is inactive. Hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by stealing the name!
1982 Hobie 16: Hobie Wan Kenobi
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