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 Post subject: BENDING Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Hi
I wonder how i could „stiffen“ my HC16 ? When i lift up the boat on one bow the other hull keeps laying on the grass until some 12 inches later the non lifted hull starts going upwards as well.

Playing the same game on an old Tornado causes the second hull to move some 2 to 3 inches after hull one starts moving upwards.

Question to you ...

Are there any settings i can change to convince hull #2 on my HC16 to move rather quick with hull #1 ?//

Thank‘s for your hint‘s !

Best regards from Austria

Manfred


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 Post subject: Re: BENDING Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Very common, especially on older Hobie 14 and 16’s. Make sure the tramp is as tight as possible. You can also shim or epoxy the corner castings of the tramp frame where the crossbars and pylons are inserted.

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 Post subject: Re: BENDING Hobie 16
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:05 am 
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Gary Willcox wrote a good illustrated article in On The Wire Vol 3 - Issue 1, October 1998:

Hobie 16 Frame Epoxy Project Increasing the Performance of Your Boat

http://www.thebeachcats.com/OnTheWire/w ... ature1.htm


I followed his process several years ago on my ~1982 H16 while it was on the trailer. I waited until after the epoxy cured before I re-installed the tramp and also used the Marson Big Daddy to pull the rivets.

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 Post subject: Re: BENDING Hobie 16
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Drill the head off of all of those old rivets in the corner castings and punch the old ones out of the hole with a 1/8" drill bit or the like. (6 in each casting). Replace them with new 1/2" x 3/16" stainless rivets. Be sure to square your boat up before you pull the new ones. The process takes less than an hour. Your boat will sound like a rain stick, but she'll be as stiff as new. If the problem still isn't fixed, shim your pylons. Hope this helps.


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