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 Post subject: Buying 1979 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:19 am 
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Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:12 am
Posts: 3
Location: Toledo, OH / Kenosha, WI
Hey everyone,

New to the forum and excited to say that I will be taking delivery of a new-to-me Hobie 16 in two days! I was looking for a little bit of guidance as to what I need to look out for most. I am aware to keep a sharp eye for soft spots in the hulls, and the owners listing has stated that the following were all replaced/new to the boat last year:

- new trampoline
- new trampoline rail cushions
- new standing rigging
- new running rigging
- new telescopic tiller
- new multiple quick releases
- new baby bob mast float
- new trapeeze (x2)
- new trapeeze harnesses
- repainted trailer
- new trailer light kit (just installed)
- numerous extra parts
- new "Sit and Sail" Wings!!! These are awesome! Would not own a Hobie without them!
- new "Hot Tamale" Main Sail
- new matching red Jibb Sail
- new main sheet
- new jibb sheet
- cat trax (one tire brand new)
- new bag for sails

Are there any must haves for this boat? And finally, I grew up sailing FJs a few weeks a summer out on Lake Erie, so this is my first go around with a cat and I would still classify myself as a beginner. Im a little intimidated by the idea of having to step the mast every time I go out (I will be keeping boat on trailer) so any tips on that would be great as well. Any good tips on hobie clubs/places to sail in the Toledo, Ohio/Kenosha, WI area?

Thanks so much and I'm so excited to become a part of this family!

 Post subject: Re: Buying 1979 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:34 am 
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Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:00 pm
Posts: 68
Congrats on the new boat!!! Wow - looks like you got a nice one. I picked up my '79 a couple of years ago; it showed it's age and needed a ton of restoration. Regardless of the replacements and upgraded, keep an eye out for soft spots. Also, coming about is waaaayyyy different than the monohulls you are used to. I formerly raced yachts; tacking a cat requires a bit more skill and thought. Have fun!

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