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#286390 - 03/06/17 07:29 PM Turning a Hobie 16 over on land  
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Hi all,

I got a hobie 16 last summer super cheap from a relative of mine. Have mostly been sailing single-hull before but got a few nice runs last summer - really great experience!

I have a true beginners question - as the season is approaching I would like to turn the hobie upside down to inspect the bottom of the hulls in more detail. Is there an easy way to do this? Main reason im asking is that I'm worried whether placing the boat on the side (as you are turning it around) would apply to much pressure on the hull/pylon that is towards the ground?

Thanks for any responses on this. Tons of posts out there about righting a capzied hobie but not so many about turning them around on shore .. smile


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#286406 - 03/07/17 11:24 AM Re: Turning a Hobie 16 over on land [Re: fmsfih]  
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It's no big deal really, the hull can support the weight. If you're on grass or sand, you can just flip the boat over. If you're on a hard surface (concrete, etc.) then put down some padding so the hull doesn't get dinged up. Old towels or life jackets work fine.

You will want to have some wood blocks (pieces of 4x4 lumber or similar) to prop up the frame, otherwise the boat will be resting on the mast step and/or jib and traveler cleats when it is upside down.

This can be done solo, but is certainly a lot easier if you have at least one person to help you flip the boat over, place the blocks, etc.


#286428 - 03/08/17 11:34 AM Re: Turning a Hobie 16 over on land [Re: fmsfih]  
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With mast removed, two people can lift the trampoline platform and hulls up on its side. One can hold it and then move to the other side to hold. With two on the other side you can tip on over to be upside down.

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#286471 - 03/10/17 07:50 PM Re: Turning a Hobie 16 over on land [Re: mmiller]  
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To inspect the bottoms, I tip my Hobie with the mast attached and up. The mast holds the boat on its side, while you inspect or do small bottom repairs. With two people, you can gently tip the boat on its side. If you are careful and nimble, one person can do this. It does involve catching the mast before it hits the ground. First time, use two people for sure!

Jeff Peterson
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#287931 - 09/27/17 03:24 AM Re: Turning a Hobie 16 over on land [Re: fmsfih]  
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Looking to get a hobie 16 soon. Good thing it is easy to inspect repair the bottom.

Last edited by Malcomz; 09/27/17 03:25 AM.

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