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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:23 pm 
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I am in the process of changing the hulls on my 1969, sail # 950, Hobie 16. The side stay pulled out on my old hull, so I decided to keep our original vintage 16 and put newer hulls on that are stiff. I recently bought a Hobie 16 from 1976 to swap hulls.... getting the hulls off was somewhat of a pain seeing they had never been off in some 47 years... Now that I have them off getting the newer hulls back in place is turning out to be an equal pain... Is there any trick that you all might have other than putting a 2 x 4 on the top of the casing and pounding with a big dead blow sledge hammer...Thanks in advance for your answers.

Jim
Higgins Lake Mi

16 Hobie
21 Hobie SE
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:33 pm 
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I just removed and remounted my hulls. When they were off, I used a 3" wire wheel on a drill to clean the pylons thoroughly. I gave them a very quick shot of clear coat since I'm in the salt. 3 corners slid right on and the 4th took a few light taps.


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