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#65501 - 01/27/06 12:57 PM Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair
stevegarlick Offline
stranger

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6
Hi,

I've just broken my Hobie 16 hull. I'm having no luck in finding another hull, its an old boat. I'm wondering about the feasibility of repairing the hull. The deck tore off the hull between the two posts centered around the side-stay.

Can anyone advise me about the feasibility of this repair, and how I might go about it.

Any clues where I might find another hull would also be welcome!!!

Thanks,

Steve

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#65502 - 01/27/06 02:19 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: stevegarlick]
_flatlander_ Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 1185
Loc: 38.912, -95.37
It somewhat depends on what year your boat is. For instance 1979's had some serious delamination problems and would not be worth the effort to repair and you'd be better off with a replacement.

How did this happen? Describe or post pictures of the damage. That would help in advising the best remedy. 1979 highlight serious


Edited by flatlander18 (01/27/06 04:53 PM)
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#65503 - 01/27/06 03:01 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: stevegarlick]
hrtsailor Offline
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Registered: 02/13/05
Posts: 221
Loc: North Carolina
Steve,

Where are you located? I know of an older Hobie for sale in what the owner says in good sailing condition for around $650. It is in North Carolina. He did say he had to rebuild one transom but claimed to have done a good job. I have not seen the boat and am not sure it is still available but if you are close enough and interested, I could give you his number.

Howard

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#65504 - 01/27/06 03:57 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: hrtsailor]
yoh Offline
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Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 152
Loc: Central Texas
delamination issues are not limited to '79 models. Plenty of the old boats have soft hulls. It sounds like your boat is damaged in an area where a good amount of forces work on the hull anyway. From the little I have read I would not recommen to repair. Post some pix for a better assessment. Patrick
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#65505 - 01/27/06 04:10 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: stevegarlick]
Captain_Dave Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 292
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Steve,

Tough luck on your hull. As for a repair, it is possible to do, but definitely not worth it unless you can do it yourself. Even then, it is still probably not worth it.

To restore the necessary integrity to the repair site (without seeing a photo first), I`d say you only have one option and that is to remove/cut the entire hull cap away from the rest of the hull in order to make your repair. Doing this properly and coping with the issue of those pylons coming up from the hull could make this a bugger of a job - even for a pro.


Dave




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#65506 - 01/27/06 04:22 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: Captain_Dave]
Captain_Dave Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 292
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Steve,

I got to thinking about your problem and you MAY have one more (relatively cheap and easy) repair option... In a nutshell and depending on the extent of your damage, you may be able to install a substantial backing plate of teak, hard mohogany or custom glass inside the hull through the damage area and secure it there to support/cover the damage area from the inside. You may have to cut a bigger hole in your hull to do it. After that, it will be a relatively easy job to build up the laminate and finish it out nice and true.

This is an epoxy job, I wouldn`t use polyesters. But if you secure a strong backing plate and do a strong and proper layup of glass and epoxy, then it should be plenty strong.

You may not need a replacement hull after all.


Dave

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#65507 - 01/27/06 04:25 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: Captain_Dave]
PTP Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 2908
Loc: Michigan
seems like there are a bunch of old hobie 16s around, seems like getting a replacement shouldn't be too hard (but then again I don't know where you are located)

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#65508 - 01/27/06 09:40 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: PTP]
stevegarlick Offline
stranger

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6
Unfortunately, I'm located in NSW, Australia. My first option is to try to find another hull, but I'm not having any success.

Repair is the final option. I will try to post a photo of the damage.

Thanks for the advice, I love this boat.

Steve

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#65509 - 01/27/06 10:38 PM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: stevegarlick]
PTP Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 2908
Loc: Michigan
show us the pic and we'll see. I recently fixed a few dings in the port bow of my boat (looks pretty spiffy, if I do say so ) so I am all up for glass work (esp with the trailer box I am making). However, neither of these is particularly structural.

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#65510 - 01/28/06 02:06 AM Re: Advice on Hobie 16 hull repair [Re: PTP]
stevegarlick Offline
stranger

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6
Here's a couple of pictures of the damage.


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