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 Post subject: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 pm 
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just pickedup a hobie 16 - 1984 version

used to sail (a 16 ) back in the late 70s and looking to teach the kids how to sail

Anything I should know about the 80s vintage?

She needs a little work

JPJM

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:11 pm 
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Your 1984 could be a "redline" boat. Look it up to see what I mean. If it is you have a lighter boat than some. That would be desirable for racing.

Just check the hulls over real well for soft spots.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:44 pm 
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My boat is a 1984 Redline. This is what to look for. ImageImage

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1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:07 pm 
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Bought my first hobie, '84 non-redline 2 weeks ago....
Having a blast with it, enjoy your's!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Bought my first hobie, '84 non-redline 2 weeks ago....
Having a blast with it, enjoy your's!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:40 am 
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Man I really like the yellow hulls! I am jonesing for a yellow hull redline 16 now Dammit!

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82 Yellow hull 16 '81 nationals
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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:51 am 
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Haha, well, thanks, I Love the look of my boat also, she has all black trim and yellow nationals sails also. ImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 am 
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Beautiful Cat!

There is a 16' listed as an '85 for sale near me for ~$1k that hasn't sold in a few weeks. That fits in the redline years what is the likely hood it would be a redline? It has #53 boomer '81 national colored sails #79688.

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82 Yellow hull 16 '81 nationals
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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:59 pm 
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Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Not sure, maybe Mr Miller may know how the production process was then and why some boats were Redlines and others not.
Getting back to the OPs question about 80's boats, maybe someone with more knowledge of the newer boats can provide a list of differences from the 80's up to the current model.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Hobie 16
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 pm 
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The hulls starting in 84 are about 20 lbs lighter than previous years, some may still have the black epoxy on the seams. The 85 would be the first year for the comptip mast. In 82 they went with the jib traveler and cam lock as 2 seperate pieces, with the cam lock mounted on the frame. I'm not sure how long they used this set up. So on an 82 you lift up to uncleat, whereas the older boats you had to snap the sheets down to uncleat.

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