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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Location: Baton Rouge, La
Hello Hobie community!

I'm new to all this, had use of a Hobie when I was younger and always said I was going to have one. So after driving 4 hours and inspecting as best I could the boat was mine. Bought a '79 and thought I was getting a good deal but now I'm not so sure it's that GREAT of a deal. I'm happy but now the worklist begins and I need help from the experts.

I know that I'm going to have to purchase a new tramp, a new mast step, and a new rudder (one is broken about 3/4 of the way down.)

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My beginning questions are:
1. there are no soft spots on the hulls but a few cracks that don't go too deep. How do I fix these? I've been searching the forum for a hard and fast go by procedure but can't really come up with one.
2. The mast step needs to be replaced and since it has changed a little since '79 should I change the mast base as well so they match?
3. Can the broken rudder be repaired, I have the broken off piece, or do I need to buy new one or both?
4. I'm in Baton Rouge, are there any other hobie owners here?

Thanks for any advice and pointers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Replaced both Mast Step and Mast Base
Found two new rudders, replaced.
Bought new replacement trampoline, stepped through it when stepping mast.

getting expensive.. ha!

Now about the hulls, should I take the paint down to base to see what I've got? I'm planning on repainting.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Would not take paint down all the way to base. Have had good results using marine text white for cracks. Clean them well first. Shame about the tramp...

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