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 Post subject: Get your Hobie 14 Now...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Reading the article:
Get your Hobie 14 Now for the North American and the World 2019
http://hcana.hobieclass.com/its-time-to-order-your-new-hc14/

Lots of questions but here are my top ones:

    Are these new imports from Europe?
    Are they in stock?
    Do they come in turbo?
    Do they come in power?
    Order from any dealer or just the sources listed?

2019 is an exciting year for the 14!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:09 pm 
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I keep looking at that page too... I still really think about getting what seems like the perfect solo boat for me.

There was another thread where Hobie employee Matt said all the fiberglass hulls, including the 16’s are made in France and imported, and that the 14 could be imported, and the process started with your dealer. I asked my local dealer, who seemed to want nothing to do with them (14’s), told me I better hurry and call the Texas dealer if I really wanted one... the Kayak dealer I bought my Tandem Island from did try to help, but the upgrade from kayak dealer to sailboat dealer was too much for them to commit to (but at least they tried).

Hobie site doesnt have a list of dealers though, just the closest dealer if you put in your zip code, so finding other dealers takes a little work. Seems the Texas dealer imported one version, the race version. Not sure what Power means, but do know you can order the turbo kit but it doesn’t come with it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Power was a square top sail option, looks like it isn't available anymore on the European sites.
There is a pic at the bottom of this thread:
https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8205


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:14 pm 
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I just realized the 14 Power is more than just a sail. Boom, mast base, shrouds, maybe other stuff are all different.
https://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/h14-part-guide-201806_h1LL5VD.pdf

A maxed out 14 would be pretty cool, a 14 race with turbo jib and power main.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:12 am 
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Saw these pictures of the 50th anniversery Hobie 14 as part of the celebration this weekend. Looks nice... Will it be available to order for the next year?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:39 pm 
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These boats look great. I hope they are available in the US.
Did you see any new 14s at the 50th anniversary?

I know there was a Hobie Alter Signature 14, maybe in 1982 or so. Are there other special edition 14s?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:44 pm 
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hobie88 wrote:
These boats look great. I hope they are available in the US.


Well, there are at least 2 of them out in the wilds of the US now, I understand they sold the display from the 50th celebration, and this one picked up this week. Spring can't get here soon enough...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:53 am 
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Outstanding!!! I can tune that one!

Once the 2020 A Cat Worlds in Florida is behind us I'll have a brand new 14.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 am 
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For any of you who missed the initial order, Hi Tempo Hobie of White Bear Lake, MN has #14 out of 30 in stock as of Sept 16, 2019.
https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=65541


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