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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:05 pm 
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I'm thinking about purchasing a used H18 to race. Can a pre-1984 H18 be raced competitively against the 1984 and later boats? I read somewhere that the boats were made lighter and faster in 1984.

Also, if I bought a 1984-1988 boat should I reinforce the boat to prevent cracking? I read there was a change made in 1989 which made them stronger.



 Post subject: Older Hobie 18
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:39 am 
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The heavier weight would become a factor as you get all the other racing factors mastered. But wht start with a handicap? Lighter is better.

Yes, you should reinforce 84-88 versions at the crossbar connection points.

Matt Miller
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Hobie Cat USA

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:30 am 
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what is and/or where is this reinforcing information available?

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