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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Hobie 18 Hull Replacement Offer

Hobie Cat has been approached by a number of Hobie 18 owners and Hobie Dealers as to the ability of Hobie Cat to produce a number of replacement hull sets for Hobie 18s. This concept is to allow consumers to refurbish their older Hobie 18s by using these hulls and their existing major components. This concept has been discussed at length with consumers via the internet. A strong interest has been seen for a minimum run of hulls. Hobie Cat will not stock hulls for this purpose. This is a one time offer.

We have decided to go forward with the following offer depending on consumer response on the described fixed-timeline and minimum required 10 hull sets ordered, with deposits paid to Hobie Cat.


OFFER

Hulls: Hobie Cat to build sets of Hobie 18 hulls at a price of $6,950.00 USD

Hulls would be fitted with all standard attached hardware, tangs, tracks and aluminum one piece gudgeons. Current graphics as seen on a Hobie 16.

Serial Numbering: Serial numbers to match the replaced hulls. Serial numbers to be provided to Hobie Cat upon ordering the hull set.


Additional Parts / Accessories 20% Discount: 20% discount on replacement parts, sails, trampolines, wires etc when ordered along with the hull sets.


Freight: FOB Oceanside, California. Freight charge (Continental USA) is $150.00 per hull.

Additional Parts Freight: FOB Oceanside, California.


TIMELINE

Program Trigger: The minimum of 10 sets of hulls must be on order with Hobie Cat by January 15th 2010. If we do not receive the minimum of orders by that time, we will cancel the hull orders and return deposits to dealers.

Order: Must be received by Hobie Cat by January 15th 2010. All orders are through an authorized Hobie Cat Dealer.

Deposit: Orders must include a $2,000 non-refundable* deposit payable to Hobie Cat Company. (*refundable if the program does not move forward after January 15th deadline for minimum 10 sets ordered)

Shipping: Hull shipping from Hobie Cat is expected by late Spring 2010 (Late May, June). Parts and accessories can be shipped prior if requested.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Thanks for the update Matt,

If the buyer of the hulls does not mind receiving the spare parts along with the hulls(rudders, trampolines etc.) I imagine they can be thrown into the hull boxes as a new boat does and avoid in this way extra shipping charges ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:04 am 
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The hulls ship from a different warehouse area... and small boxes don't travel well with the larger pieces... they get misplaced / mis-delivered. We have a lot of history on that, so we just don't do it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:17 am 
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Hi. I would like to order a pair of Hobie 18 hulls,how do I go about it?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:28 am 
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Order: Must be received by Hobie Cat by January 15th 2010. All orders are through an authorized Hobie Cat Dealer.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:38 pm 
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My deposit has been placed!! Thanks to Hobie Cat for bringing these fabulous hulls back to us.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:29 pm 
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We are getting there guys! estimating between 7-8 sets on orders coming in by Friday's deadline, but not yet over the top. We need the orders by Friday to get this to work. Get your order in to a dealer asap!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:21 am 
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So Matt,

Did we make it?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:26 am 
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Not as of the moment. We have till tonight.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:45 am 
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I feel like a kid on Christmas morning waiting on permission to open my presents! :D
Are we going to open a box with new Hulls? :?:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:04 am 
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I'm curious too....almost to the point that I don't care anymore one way or the other...just want the answer so the uncertainty is over with!

....sigh


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:51 am 
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I´m guessing we did not make it over the top on the 10 orders. I´m also guessing Hobie is deciding whether it is feasible to build fewer sets for those of us who kept the faith. Let´s give them some time.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:07 pm 
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We are a go!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:46 pm 
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Fyi... this is not an open ended offer. We have a fixed number of hulls we are building and that is it for this special run.

We pre-sold only 7 sets here in the US. Australia has sold another. We have decided to bring in 2 additional sets here in the US which are still available... and then that is it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:12 pm 
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Thanks, Matt.

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