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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:30 am 
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Does anyone know what years the 20 was available with other than white hulls?

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I think it was '95 some red boats were made?

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I could be wrong about this, but I don't believe the 20 was ever offered with anything but white hulls. The exception was boat number 500 which was produced for the Michigan nationals with red hulls. I would guess that boat was wrecked or parted out because I recall several years ago racing against a guy on a 20 with one white hull and one of those red hulls.

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I could be wrong about this, but I don't believe the 20 was ever offered with anything but white hulls. The exception was boat number 500 which was produced for the Michigan nationals with red hulls. I would guess that boat was wrecked or parted out because I recall several years ago racing against a guy on a 20 with one white hull and one of those red hulls.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:38 pm 
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Boat originally had black lettering for the 500 and other script, and black non-skid. I was thinking that Hobie did two of them for additional marketing, but I don't know what number was on the other one (maybe 500 also?). That might be my old faulty memory, though. I believe this one ended up in Annapolis, where one hull was damaged in a storm. Mated up with a hull from a boat destroyed in NY harbor :-) Hybrid resides in northern VA.

I had #499; rumor had it that it was built superlight as a test bed to see how light they could get #500. It was a SHARP looking boat when it was new (I saw it at the local dealer either before or after the Nationals), but scratches show up on the red gelcoat (white underneath) :-(

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