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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:56 am 
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Hello all,
I recently bought a 21SE and was repairing the centerboard spring mechanism because a couple of the springs were broken. I tried to order springs from a company that gets them direct from Hobie but it seems they sold their last stock. Not sure if or when they'll restock but I ended up ordering custom springs from springsfast.com. They are a small business with reasonable prices. They gave me a volume discount with each spring costing about $20 each in a batch of 10 springs total. It was much cheaper than what some other companies were quoting me. Anyways, here are the specs I measured for the H21 SE's centerboard springs in case anyone needs to order custom replacements for theirs:
0.058" thickness
stainless steel 316 (marine grade stainless so resistant to rusting)
0.560" Outer Diameter
8" body length
9.25" overall length
I got machine loop ends though I think the originals were center cross over ends but the machine loops should also work fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:03 pm 
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So you have the right springs and some extra now... :) maybe I could get a set for my boat too....I still have the original springs that work just fine after over 30 years but a spare set seem like the right thing for me.

Let me know. Thanks! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:35 pm 
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I would like 2 sets of 21se springs. Dave s


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Heck, I would like a single set, if for sale.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:17 pm 
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Hey guys, I sold a few of the springs and would like to keep the rest as spares for myself. If you get a group together and contact that small business, they should be able to do a batch of the springs and get you a volume discount.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Thanks for the tip. Guessing the other alternative, if not available at Hobie, would be McMaster-Carr but you'll have to buy spring stock in 302 stainless and make them yourself.

Not sure about 302, though. No idea how suitable...

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