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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:14 pm 
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The Hobie I am looking at does have a soft spot in the left hull directly in front of the trampoline. I have read some of the posts saying that this is something to look out for (avoid), but that it is repairable. This particular boat is also missing the rudders left and right. Everything else seems to be OK. Seller is asking $300.00, no trailer. I am capable of doing the repairs myself, is this worth the asking price? Not clear what one this old should go for, dont know the serial numbers, but around 1983-84.


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 Post subject: used H16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:38 am 
Just as an example, i bought a perfect (but very dirty) 1982 H16 with trailer for $500. A week end of cleaning and a new rudder cam and I was in business. The hulls are solid, the sails crisp and the color is deep. I have since added many upgrades and options including new graphics and most people can not tell the boat from new.I have seen many H16's in the $500-$800. range that would represent a much better way to spend your money. Good Luck and start checking the classifieds here, at thebeachcats.com and ebay.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:09 am 
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Older Hobies really do vary in price. they can be as high as 1200 with trailer...or in the ballpark you are looking at. My suggestion would be the following:

1. What condition is the rest of the boat in. Particluarly the sails. If they are still fairly crisp and stored inside, they alone are worth $300. If they are badly beaten up and require repair, that is additional expense. But also look at the bottom of the hulls where hobies are often dragged over the beach. Don't be surprised to see wear, but make sure its not too bad, or down to fiberglass cloth.
2. What are you using the boat for? If its occasional sailing and you won't be sailing it too hard, the repair to the hulls is certainly doable and for $300 you wll have a great time sailing the boat.
3. do you really need a trailer, or will you keep it in one location?
4. Is the boat missing anything else (blocks, rigging, etc)?
5 What condition is the trampoline in?

Finally, rudders, new, are about $100 a piece - but used ones are readily available. In fact, there is a guy in Virginia Beach who parts out old boats and you can generally get things from him.

that's the beauty of old hobies, they take a licking and keep on ticking.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:16 pm 
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i am very new at this site and to sailing hobies and i would like to ask avlahcevic if he has any more info on the guy that parts out hobies love mine wish i had started sailing it sooner if avlahcevic would email me the info to maniac_mikey@hotmail.com i would love it thanks


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 Post subject: Missing the rudders?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:55 pm 
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Rudder assemblies? Castings rudders and tiller arms are hundreds of dollars to replace. No deal is a good deal if it is missing a bunch of parts.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:01 am 
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Thanks for the info and ideas,It gives me alot to think about. I was not aware that H16's were that plentiful and that affordable, in comparison to your find it makes this one look like #$&*! I will keep looking :wink: Thanks!


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