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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:46 pm 
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Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Nice and clean looking Cat.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 pm 
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Location: Huntsville, AL
Just want to share an update on my latest Hobie 16 refurb. It's a 2001 that was in a pretty sad state of neglect. Here's the before pic.

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The black gunk was organic crud... guessing super baked on algae, boat probably stayed in water for too long. I was leary of gel coat or deeper fiberglass blisters, but none revealed themselves in the gel refurb. Several rounds of bar keepers friend and Davis FSR (both contain oxalic acid) cleaned up the black gunk. I scraped all the graphics, sanded with 800 grit on a random orbit sander, followed by 1000 grit (wet) on a hand sanding block, and finally 3M heavy oxidation restorer on a dual action polisher. Pretty happy with the results you see below. There are still some nicks and scratches I need to fill in the gel, but I decided to address these later this year.

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After the hulls were in shape, I took care of updating/replacing every other aspect of the boat... for a proper, modern, and fully class-compliant Hobie 16. Here's the mostly final results. Rudders are missing (refurbing some original EPOs) and the new Hobie decals, as well as a few of my own finishing touches. I'll get a few shots of the final product at the 2019 Ocean Springs Ice Breaker and update this post then.

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So, again, many thanks to this community of online and in-real-life people I've met that have shared their wisdom and experience upon me. I only hope I can return the favor and passion for Hobie sailing.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:11 am 
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Looking good!!! Great job removing the crud and thanks for sharing the details of the process. I predict new videos coming soon!!! Lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:09 am 
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Location: Bordeaux FRANCE
tatane wrote:
same place but in November 2000, my last hobie. It's was a 1986 hobie with more recent sail for that year.

Not many boat on the water compare with summer...

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Almost 20 years after, same place, new Hobie!
2007 model with new sail!

This is at « Pyla sur Mer » in Arcachon, France.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets see it...
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:14 am 
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Location: Bordeaux FRANCE
On the water with my 40th birthday present sail :P

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