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 Post subject: My H16
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
I finally figured out how to post a picture on here and now you all will suffer, lol. :D
My signature now shows my H16, (last pic). She is a 1984 model with Yellow Nationals sails, I call her Yellow Fever.

Now I need to figure out how to resize the pic so it's not so huge for a signature pic. These pics are from the ad that sold me on the boat. Hope you all like her.

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:43 pm 
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When I got her home.
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Lots of original literature.
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Labor Day 2016, Lake Martin. Maiden sail.
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Black rudders.
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Shiny Hobie.
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Easy Loader trailer and Cat Trax.
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Tucked in waiting for warmer weather.
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Uncovered her a few days ago.
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Got her cleaned up a bit, getting ready for the season.
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Anyone remember this manual?
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I even have the manual for the trailer!!!
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This is where the boat and trailer were originally purchased.
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You can probably tell by now that I Love this boat!
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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Very nice! I like that cover.

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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Thanks, I like the cover also, it keeps everything protected. This boat was kept in a garage but I do not have a garage so, the cover is good. I recently purchased a 11'x19' tarp from Harbor Freight that will go over the whole boat also.

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Very nice! the yellow/black combo really pops
I have exactly the same H16, same year, same sails....
I have added all the recommended updates,
- aussie jib halyard
- 6:1 down haul
- EPO rudder blades
- Harken 6:1 carbo main blocks w/5/16"dia sheet
- new bridles & shrouds to allow maximum mast rake
- trimmed the jib foot to allow full sheeting

The boat is just amazing to sail with the upgrades

I won't be able to sail for a few months..... water is too hard, air is too cold (-8c today)
We'll be doing some downhill skiing to help pass the time......
Enjoy your Hobie

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84 H16SE (sail #83460 Nationals yellow)
85 H18SE (sail #12610 Prism) *SOLD*
90 H18SX (sail #668 blue/pink)
92 H18MG (sail #14967 Generator/#17022 Baja Blues)
81 H18SE (sail #4908 White/#15483 Breezer)

(a boat or 2 for sale soon...)


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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Thanks Dave. When I was looking for a H16, I saw this one and was immediately hooked. I have not seen another 84 model with black corner castings. I asked the seller about that and he told me it was like that when he purchased it. I don't know if it was a special order thing, but all of the models of that year that I have seen that have the black anodized frames don't have black corners. I'm sure someone can clarify this. I painted the rudders with Rustoleum 2x primer and paint rattle can stuff after wet sanding. I wanted the rudders black to match the rest of the black on the boat. I am thinking of adding a little yellow pattern at the tips to give a little color. As for upgrades, I am going to enjoy this boat for a while as it is all original and maybe upgrade some things later. I'm a purist lol. Thanks to all for looking her over and keep the comments coming. Thought Mr. Miller would appreciate the vintage literature, the instructor in that one pic looks like it was based on him. Hahaha. Cheers and Have a Hobie Day!!!

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Marty,

Where was your beach shot taken? Along the Gulf?

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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:32 pm 
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HobieMarty wrote:
Thanks Dave. When I was looking for a H16, I saw this one and was immediately hooked. I have not seen another 84 model with black corner castings. I asked the seller about that and he told me it was like that when he purchased it. I don't know if it was a special order thing, but all of the models of that year that I have seen that have the black anodized frames don't have black corners. I'm sure someone can clarify this


I found a couple old pictures of my 84 from back in 1992, it looks like it had the same darker corners. some of the value guides I have seen refer to a "16 SE" model for that year, which I assume was Special Edition, probably with the anodized frame rails as part of the package?

ImageScan 1 by brianmendel, on Flickr

ImageScan by brianmendel, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Oh wow, that's some cool stuff, thanks!!!

The beach shots were taken in Seagrove Beach, FL, in South Walton county which is along the Gulf Coast in the panhandle between Destin and Panama City. 30A country is beautiful!!!

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:08 am 
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Beautiful boat!


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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Thank you. I want to add that this boat also has dual trapezes. The previous owner didn't use them and everything is coiled up in a box along with two unused old style "butt bucket" Hobie harnesses.

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:31 pm 
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I have the same '84 16. Your corner castings are still black because they were covered, otherwise they would look more like your rudder castings. Some anodized parts fade faster than others.
My sails are different, as I have a second panel of yellow below the prism. And the numbers are on the prism stripes, go figure.

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85 Hobie 14 Carumba
83 Hobie 14 Corando turbo
89 Hobie 14 white prism
80 Hobie 16 tidal wave
83 Hobie 16 blue Hawaii
84 hobie 16 Yellow Nationals
85 Hobie 16 white/blue
eventually I may get it down to 3


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 Post subject: Re: My H16
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:43 am 
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Ever since I've had the boat, not quite a year yet, I remove the entire steering system, except for the rudder castings, and store them indoors. Aside from painting, is there a way to restore the color on faded black anodized pieces?

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.
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