I need a H16 Mast Base. Last Friday, I slipped of the back of the tramp, dropped the mast, and broke the pin hole on the mast base. We still managed to get the mast up, but it was a bi**ch. Anyway, if anyone has a mast base to sell or knows where I can get a used one, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
I was in the regatta. Jake Dragoo (skipper) and I took 2nd place in 16B with my "ghetto" boat. My boat is the one on the right with the missing numbers (485) and the mismatched sails. We had a great time and met a bunch of people. Sorry I missed you.
After the races on Sunday, Jake took me out for some skipper lessons and I successfully performed my first pitch pole. I'm a little banged up today from the weekend but it was worth it. Anyway, maybe we we'll get another chance to meet.
Looks like a Sunday pic. You're right there with Chris and Matt from our fleet/lake. Congrats on the pitchpole! See you at Texoma for the Mid-Americas? or maybe Tulsa? Hey have fun and you might ask Tom Page about a mast base.
The mast on my old 1977 H-16 had the pin hole broken out, when I got it. I just took the whole mast to my local aluminum welder. He wire fed aluminum on to the base, then ground it to shape, then drilled a new hole. It now works great, and is actually tougher and better than what Hobie did.
Jeff Peterson H-16 Sail #23721 Big Marine Lake, MN
i saw one on ebay not long ago, just type in 'hobie 16' and see what comes up. good luck, i broke mine recently too. fortunately my boat stays at a club with mast up. the mast can be "raised" into position easily with the boat on the ground, propped up on one side (i used a kayak paddle to prop mine up) and the mast 'horizontal'(the mast tip resting on the ground).