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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am 
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I have inherited a 35 year old hobie 16, in good shape outside.

It weighs a ton, but nothing emerges from drains. I was told that prior owner kept it in water all summers.

Is it possible that there is mold/growth inside it?

If so, what is best method and chemical to clean the inside of the hull?

Thanks,
Jim


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:32 am 
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Unless the drains are just clogged (can you hear water sloshing around inside the hulls?) the weight is because the hulls have absorbed moisture from being kept in the water. It is about the worst thing you can do to a Hobie. You might be able to dry them out somewhat by cutting a couple access ports in the deck and circulating air through the hulls. There is also a large foam block inside each hull that has likely soaked up a ton of water. My guess is that if the hulls have been left in the water as you describe, they have probably also gotten soft.

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