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Whether to buy #106207
05/08/07 11:04 AM
05/08/07 11:04 AM
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Rockingham, Western Australia
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Hi, I have been offered the opportunity to purchase a Hobie 16 of unknown vintage (sail in the 12000's yellow and white panels) From a sail chart I imagine it will be a 70's model. My question is related to a problem with the port hull which has a pushed in appearance half way down the curve of the hull, starting just in front of the front pillar. This extends pretty much back to the rear pillar. From what I can see and feel the deck is quite sound as are the areas around all the pillars. However if I push on the hull side it flexes inward without too much pressure applied. Would it be better to steer clear of this particular hobie?...OR Is this a reasonably easy repair? Nick

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Re: Whether to buy [Re: NickS] #106208
05/08/07 11:13 AM
05/08/07 11:13 AM
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Norman,OK
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Side of the boat pushing in....run away, I mgiht be wrong but it sounds like you have some very serious delam there. Did it sound like a bag of potatoe chips when you pressed in? If so keep running! Do you plan to race? How much are they asking?


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Re: Whether to buy [Re: gree2056] #106209
05/08/07 02:05 PM
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Detroit, MI
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. . . offered the opportunity to purchase a Hobie 16 of unknown vintage . . which has a pushed in appearance half way down the curve of the hull, starting just in front of the front pillar. This extends pretty much back to the rear pillar.


I would suggest to the offeror of such an "opportunity" that you would be happy to haul away his 40 year old POS for a modest fee (he pays you).

Run away.
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Re: Whether to buy [Re: gree2056] #106210
05/10/07 03:38 PM
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Rockingham, Western Australia
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Thanks for the reply. the asking price was always too high for a boat I wouldn't feel safe travelling more than a couple of hundred metres from the beach with. Owner was asking $1100 down from $1500. I would have been fairly interested had the hull not had such an obvious problem as the rig seems fairly good...not seen rigged up though. As for racing- I had not considered this at present. My daughter is showing some interest in sailing and especially using the trapeze so I need to buy a bigger Catamaran as my windrush 14 just isn't quite big enough for the two of us. Plus I don't have any guarantee that my daughter will want to sail more than a few times before wanting to do something else...hence I am reluctant to buy a more expensive one. Of course, if she was interested enough to race I would need a more recent hobie 16. Nick

Re: Whether to buy [Re: NickS] #106211
05/11/07 08:38 PM
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Indiana
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I just bought an 88 Hobie 16 for $650. Hulls, sails and Tramp were in great shape. I found it at a local marina collecting dust. Around my area there are older Hobies laying around all over if you keep your eyes open.

Re: Whether to buy [Re: swaompfox1] #106212
05/11/07 08:50 PM
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Norman,OK
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Just to get on the water with the 16 would be great. I mean you want to find one with good hulls and sails but other than that you are in good shape.

Also the 16 makes a great solo boat for when she can't go along with you.


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
Re: Whether to buy [Re: swaompfox1] #106213
05/11/07 09:41 PM
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Hulls, sails and Tramp were in great shape.

I took the town tramp to my high school prom. I think he appreciated the hot meal.


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Re: Whether to buy [Re: hobie1616] #106214
05/11/07 10:54 PM
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Northfield Mn
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I think he appreciated the hot meal.


He or she?


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