Forum Index |  Albums |  Classified Ads |  Catamarans For Sale |  Calendar |  Submit Events
Announcements
Merged Forum - Distance Racing
by Damon Linkous. 02/12/18 04:23 PM
New Discussions
Portsmouth or SCHRS ???
by samc99us. 02/21/18 10:03 AM
2018 Sarasota OD Midwinters
by samc99us. 02/20/18 11:46 AM
Indeed Timbo, where did everyone go?
by northsea junkie. 02/20/18 12:33 AM
MIami OCR - 2020 Olympics
by brucat. 02/17/18 07:56 AM
Merged Forum - Distance Racing
by Damon Linkous. 02/12/18 04:23 PM
2018 Florida 300 - Register Now!
by Damon Linkous. 02/12/18 03:41 PM
Homenkol vs Mclube
by samc99us. 02/11/18 06:26 PM
A Cat Sailors
by mmadge. 02/10/18 08:14 AM
Where did everyone go?
by randii. 02/07/18 04:36 PM
RIP Mary Wells, 1942 - 2018
by H17cat. 02/07/18 03:10 PM
--Advertisement--
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#189121 - 08/26/09 02:41 PM Fix up an 81 H16 - how far do I go?  

**DONOTDELETE**
Unregistered
DanP
Unregistered


I just bought my first sailboat - an H16 for $900. It's a 1981, but in pretty good shape. I'm ordering some new lines, pins, battans, etc. and have to catch myself from ordering too much. The new Aussie jib system and harken 6:1 low profile block set and new rudders and new sails and .... are all tempting. I could easily put $1k - $2k in this boat, but who's going to buy a $2900 '81?

So my question is how far should I go? I'd like to get into racing, so after my first year with the old boat, I'll think about upgrading to a new H16.

As another question, how much are people paying for a new H16 with trailer? I know what they list for, but no one pays sticker price right?

Thanks,
Dan

-- Have You Seen This? --
#189152 - 08/26/09 11:20 PM Re: Fix up an 81 H16 - how far do I go? [Re: ]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 53
flying_dutchman Offline
journeyman
flying_dutchman  Offline
journeyman

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 53
The Netherlands, Europe
new aussie jib system might be convenient; won't invest in new sails when you intend to buy another H16 next year. Same for Harken 6:1 set. When the actual set works cope with it. Replacing rudders to my opinion doesn't make sence neither unless they are seriously damaged. Mind: they are available in various types and quite expensive - especially when considering to chnane cat next year.
I started on a 1992 H16 and I'm still using it. Technically it's OK but not new. Most important: get the feeling for cat-sailing and have fun. You'll gain experience quite fast and when something goes wrong it's old stuff so won't that hard. By the way: The Hobie 16 is one of the strongest cats I know. Almost indestructible (unless you hit a steel vessel see other topic..) Good luck !

Last edited by flying_dutchman; 08/26/09 11:23 PM.

Happy sailing from The Netherlands!

Eddie

Hobie 16 (1992) # 99173 & CT11 - with spi
#189405 - 08/28/09 10:37 AM Re: Fix up an 81 H16 - how far do I go? [Re: flying_dutchman]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 117
KentHobie Offline
member
KentHobie  Offline
member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 117
Atlanta, GA
I just went through this decision and for me to add the comptip, epo rudders aussie system, etc it was a better deal to get a newer boat that someone already had set up. I happened on a great H16 already set up.

Note however that even with the newer (88) boat I still get my tail whipped by guys sailing much older boats! Blowing a tack will cost you more time than all the new stuff could ever add to the speed of the boat.

Definitely check into new shrouds if yours are old. Its no fun to be dismasted when a shroud gives way.


Kent
1988 H16
#189682 - 08/31/09 10:12 AM Re: Fix up an 81 H16 - how far do I go? [Re: KentHobie]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 19
AV8RSailor Offline
stranger
AV8RSailor  Offline
stranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 19
Tampa, FL
I have found a lot of used and discounted stuff online. ebay etc. Make the boat safe and structuraly sound and go out and have fun. As you gain experience and look at other people's boats you will lear what upgrades are worth it and which aren't Then you'll know what to look for in your next boat!


Antony Dalton
1981 Hobie 16 "Road Kill"
1994 Catalina 30 MKIII "Bliss"

Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
2 registered members (bacho, Isotope235), 15 guests, and 336 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Carson470, SwanseaStu, MNSailor, bahlol, Shozbot
7748 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
brucat 18
Jake 11
Timbo 6
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,287
Posts266,434
Members7,748
Most Online554
May 12th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.007s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7643 MB (Peak: 0.8917 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-02-22 01:07:55 UTC