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 Post subject: Great solo boat!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:50 pm 
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All right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 'bout time for this forum! I just got a pristine '82 14t last year- she's perfect for those screaming days when my 16 is just too much to solo. Wonder why Hobie stopped making and selling them in the USA.


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 Post subject: Awesome Boat
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:50 am 
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I totally agree. I just bought a nearly pristine '79, great to sail, little difficult to rig (have problems with locking in the mainsail hlyard, any tips?) but otherwise very fun. I wonder the same thing, you can buy new imports, but are a little expensive considering the shipping, would be cheaper for Hobie to make new boats (they already do-part wise, unless they import those from Europe too).

Sam

P.S-Hobie doesn't import boats, another company does (can't remeber the name off the top of my head)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:23 pm 
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Sam- mine occasionally hangs up, too mine has an early mast (no comptip) and the stop jams up in the mast head. I just turn the boat on its side for a minute and lock the stop in- 14s are nice and light and easy to turn over without assistance.
Good luck! Dave


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:42 am 
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Thanks, I figured out another way that works too-without turning the boat on its side-pull hard down on the halyard at the front of the boat and move toward the mast-works nearly every time! I took her out in some moderate-high winds (no white caps, yet) and was having to pop the sail quite alot going upwind-i'm thinking I might add a trapeze to the boat!

Sam


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If you add a trapeze, make sure you add a dolphin striker to the front beam. Otherwise you WILL break it!!

Bob :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:09 pm 
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If you're adding the trap and dolphin striker, might as well go the whole turbo kit- the jib adds power, especially in higher winds! The trap really helps out with balance, from just whitecaps up to furl - the-jib unmanageable. Fast isFUN!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:18 am 
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:? Great site,I just won an 82 Tubo out in Vegas of all places. It's in great shape but I haven't rigged a hobie in almost twenty five years. So I'm by myself,What's the easiest way to stand that mast by myself...Any help would be greatly appreciated.......


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 Post subject: turbo kit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:53 pm 
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I will be adding a dolphin striker (i believe it says this somewhere-either murrys or hobie) when I add the trapeze. I have thought long and hard about adding the turbo kit, but it is not worth it! The striker is $75, the trapeze set $50 (plus $70 for a decent trapeze seat), the sail is about $300, the upgrade kit is $75 and the furler is $514. That comes to 1014, not including the trap seat. I spent $375 on my boat! If anyone knows a way to do the upgrade cheaper, preferably without used parts, let me know!

Sam


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:12 pm 
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Sam- you might try sailingsource.com. They usually seem to have apretty good selection of parts, new used and aftermarket- also watch e-bay,lots of parts come up there( though not many 14 's lately)
Dave


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:29 pm 
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Jeff, I a relitive novice, but a buddy of mine showed me a neat way to bring his Hobie 16 mast up when help is scarce. The basic idea is to connect the forestay to the wench line on your trailer. Then bring the mast up and use the wench tension to hold it up while you scramble forward to connect the forestay pin. We have found that using a 2x4 at the base of the mast to redirect the force and get a more efficint pull helps a lot. You will also need to rig a line from the mast or 2x4 running perpindiclar to stabalize the whole mess laterally. If none of the above makes any sense I have a sketch of how the whole mess should work.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:09 pm 
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Sam,
I agree with you on the cost of the upgrade and it not being worth it. I have an 81 that I have been thinking about upgrading. One thing that I'm confused about is exactly why a roller furler is necessary? I understand that it can be used to roll the jib when not needed, but why not rig the 14 like the some of the 16s that I see around and just use the existing chain plate off of the bridles. Is this even possible? If I keep my old forestay wire, then I can rig in either setup. Using the chain plates saves on the cost of different bridle wires and the furler.

Does anyone know the exact dimensions of the jib? I've tried to find them online with no luck. How about using a non-hobie jib (not class legal)?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:59 pm 
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I have been thinking of doing something like this. My friend owns a Prindle 16, which has a jib. The jib has a luff wire, is attached with a shakle to the forestay, to a metal/rope halyard and is pulled up. The blocks aren't installed through grommets but are on top of the tramp and are attached to the side chain plates with a wire. you could do the same thing, using the standard jib and adding a Hobie 16 halyard and the standard blocks. One key is (form sailing FJ's on my High School sailing team) that you be able to put the tension majorly on the jib, which is done by running the rope through a block/pulley on the side of the mast, back up through a block/pully that connects the wire to the rope and then tied of on a standard cleat, allowing for a 2:1 pull on the jib halyard. This might prove to be a hasle. The biggest appelle a jib has for me is the ability to trapeze and easier tacks, though i have gotten tacking down, and can now tack like a wizard in any condition. So this winter I will probably do some major overhauling of my boat, namely de bending the slight bend in my mast by using the standing technique described in another form, refinshing my hulls and adding a now class legal trapeze to my boat.


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