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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:06 pm 
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I picked up a hobie 3.5 very cheap off of craigslist. It is sail number 138 it needs some work but shouldn't be too bad. It doesn't have rudders so I am hoping another model such as the H14's rudders will work. I cannot find any information on this boat at all. Anyone know anything about this model? :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:08 pm 
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salty dog marine has a manual and there are other site on the web with information.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:58 pm 
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bswain0601 wrote:
salty dog marine has a manual and there are other site on the web with information.

Thanks, I am ordering the manual, but I can't find any websites with info. I only have been able to locate mention of the 3.5 in Mr.Alter's bio and a handful of pics people have posted. Do you know of any sites exactly? Thank you.

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I found lots of pictures, some history on your boat and the parts for; the website salty dog marine looks to be your best bet.


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I have a 3.5 Main in a pile of sailsat the house. I too had never been able to locate anything on that model.


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The 3.5's rudders were made of wood and shared common parts with the Hobie 12 MonoCat. There were a lot more Hobie 12s made - the rudders shouldn't be too hard to find.


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JohnMcBride wrote:
I have a 3.5 Main in a pile of sailsat the house. I too had never been able to locate anything on that model.



How does the sail look?
Have you thought about "parting ways" with the sail? Just wondering!?!? hahaha

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MBounds wrote:
The 3.5's rudders were made of wood and shared common parts with the Hobie 12 MonoCat. There were a lot more Hobie 12s made - the rudders shouldn't be too hard to find.


Thanks for the input, I think I am going to locate someone with a Hobie 12 in the area and take some measurements!!! :D

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mma600psi wrote:
JohnMcBride wrote:
I have a 3.5 Main in a pile of sailsat the house. I too had never been able to locate anything on that model.



How does the sail look?
Have you thought about "parting ways" with the sail? Just wondering!?!? hahaha


The sail looks great call me at 850-570-3467 if you need a spare.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:38 am 
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Supposedly Hobie only made 750 (or so) 3.5's. I picked one up a few years ago but the hulls are totally delaminated. If anyone has any hulls laying around, let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:40 pm 
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I think I have a 3.5 hulls with cross member and tramp!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Anyone have any ideas for rudders for these? I'm putting on etogether.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:31 pm 
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JohnMcBride wrote:
Anyone have any ideas for rudders for these? I'm putting on etogether.


They are the same rudders as the Hobie 12 MonoCat - there are more of them out there than the 3.5, so you might find something on eBay. Some dealers have a stock of old parts.

The original rudders were made of mahogany.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:19 pm 
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I have what may be a 3.5 with rudders intact. A friend just gave me this boat that belonged to his son and hadn't been used in 10 years. The hulls measure about 11' 6" from tip to tip. The wooden rudders are in pretty bad shape and may be made from mahogany, I can't tell. I'll get back to you with serial numbers, etc. when I get back down to my lakehouse on Lake Anna, VA, in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, I can email a pic we took of the boat after towing over to our house. My email address is: hollandjim57z06@gmail.com
-Jim


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:16 pm 
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I am trying to get mine sailing. I am looking for a boom. I know this thread is dead but maybe one of you guys are still around?

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