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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:59 am 
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Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:47 am
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Greetings Hobie lovers across the globe! I am brand-spankin' new here. As a matter of fact, I just picked up my first Hobie yesterday. It's a 1974 Hobie Cat that someone had removed all of the hardware: Mast, sail, rigging etc... The ONLY thing I got was the catamaran and the trampoline, that's it! It's in fair condition and I need some help from all of you Hobie geniuses.

Here's my question: Can you guys kindly point me to Hobie forum posts, or external links pertaining to others who have converted a Hobie cat, or similar catamaran to a motorized catamaran? Electric or small gas powered.

Much obliged!
Glen in beautiful New Hampshire

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:43 pm 
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Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:02 pm
Posts: 470
Location: Rockford, IL
Many of us have motors on our cats. You can get a Cheeta motor mount and a small gas outboard easily enough. Or look at the Getaway forum for a pretty cool DIY motor mount. I actually replaced my Cheeta mount with the DIY mount because I liked it much better.

Here's a link to the DIY mount:

Yet another Bob!
"Firefly" - 2012 Hobie Getaway with wings and spinnaker

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:56 am 
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Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 208
Location: New Hampshire
Hi Glen,
I too am in new Hampshire.
Do you have any interest in sailing your hobie cat or just want to motorize it?
I ask because there are parts around where you could put your boat back together if you wanted.

84 14T Redline #67 Blue Hawaii faded but still working!
82 Yellow hull16 '81 Boomer nationals 20.9 on GPS
83 White hull 16 No sails "Clean and Purty Now!"
87 White hull no sails no tramp

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:33 pm 
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Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 396
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
I have seen some YouTube videos of Hobie Cats turned into motorized fishing platforms. Hope that helps you.

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

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