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 Post subject: Two more Hobie 16's
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:09 pm 
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I bought a early 80's Hobie 16 last summer and have sailed it a few times. Still learning a lot about how to sail a catamaran and working out some of the bugs. I know one hull is leaking roughly 1/2 gallon every time I pull it out after a few hours sailing.
I have found a couple more of same vintage that I am able to get very reasonably. One boat has a hull that drains a pint of water when bow is raised up. It is sitting on a trailer without any drain plugs so possibly it gets water in from the drain hole. I don't think this is the reason since it is only one hull that does this. Is it possible that the corner posts would leak rain water into the hull? I will try a soap water test using positive pressure on the hull to see if I can find possible leaks. Hoping the other boat is complete as well. All of these have solid hulls when walking on them.

 Post subject: Re: Two more Hobie 16's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:35 pm 
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Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 219
Location: New Hampshire
You know you can usually fix the leak with a bit of resin and cloth right?

Why not fix what you have instead of building a fleet of boats that ALL need work?

Experience talking....

If you need help on how to fix it there are videos and we are always happy to give tips

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