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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:10 pm 
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The Starboard Starboard Bow Tang on my Hobie 20 is loosening up so it moves approx. 1/8 inch fore and aft.
It still seems to be anchored in solid so I dont think I am in immediate danger of de-masting.
(This is where the jib bridle wires attach)
This is on the 2006 Starboard Hull. My 2000 Port Hull is solid.
Are other sailors seeing this? (I know Mikey also has this on his Hobie 20 )
Matt -is there a fix for this?

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- Dwight

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:33 pm 
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The fitting is a long (2 parts welded together) piece that bolts to the inner bulk head. Some movement is possible without it being a problem. Some of what seems to hold it more rigid in the beginning is the sealant around where it passes through the hull. Once that breaks down it does wiggle a bit due to the length of the part.

I have a hand drawn diagram I did awhile back...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:05 am 
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That'll buff right out . . :shock:

Paging Mr. Buchanan . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:25 am 
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Not a structural issue... simply cosmetic. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:56 am 
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That's merely flesh-wound, nothing to see here, move along.... :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:04 am 
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'Tis but a scratch; I've had worse!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Dude we can fix it, my dad's got an awesome set of tools


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:55 pm 
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Was the duct tape pre-injury or post ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:09 pm 
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jvolk wrote:
Was the duct tape pre-injury or post ?


Dude pulled off another race with the duct tape.

A similar repair:

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Donor Bow:

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Glue it and screw it with a custom made jig that was built from the other hull:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:58 am 
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Wait a second. In the first pic it looks like the deck part of the bow is damaged but in the next two it looks like the waterline section is damaged. Is this the same repair?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Surf City Catamarans wrote:
A similar repair:

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