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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:13 pm 
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I have a pre-1982 Hobie 14 that I just bought earlier this year. Included were most of the parts needed to convert it to a turbo.
Here’s my question: I’ve seen that there is an upgrade kit that would usually need to be ordered in addition to a turbo kit if your boat is older than 1982, and that upgrade kit mentions updated shroud lengths. A few weeks ago, I ordered new standard Hobie 14 shrouds (part #10792100). Are these correct for a Turbo as well? Or do I need to order yet another set of shrouds that are turbo-specific?

1970 Hobie 14 (soon to be Turbo)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:07 am 
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Location: Jersey Shore
The simple answer to your question is as long as the forestay reaches, then the new shrouds are OK. The new shrouds are likely a little bit shorter than the old ones, but you can usually make up any difference by using the shroud adjusters. If needed, you can get a few more inches of length by switching from 7-hole to 10-hole adjusters on the side stays or by adding a second adjuster to the forestay/bridle.


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