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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:00 am 
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Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:37 am
Posts: 13
Thanks to a warning by a recent WaterTribe post I pulled and inspected my bolt the other day. All was well so I greased and re-installed it. I did notice that some nuts on the turnbuckles had worked loose so I tightened those. I'll be "checking under the hood" more frequently now in order to avoid bolt failure to the extent I can.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:28 am 
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Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:20 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Pula - Sardinia
How did u spend 12000 euros for the tandem Island?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:56 am 
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:20 am
Posts: 5
How ....simple .. :- )
Hobie TI : 8639 euros
Trempolines : 528 euros
cart : 369 euros
Trailer : 1590 euros
Smalls parts : ....
So 12 000 / 13 000 dollars

For the same price it is possible to have a "true serious" boat !
So for this price i thought i will have an indestructible nice small boat or if it's not the case irreproachable after sales service ! not a response like ..."you screew to be broken is normal ...just change it" ! :-(
..Sorry I'm still a little pissed off, haven't been able to use my boat for a year now.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:05 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:22 pm
Posts: 1
The mast step bolt just sheared off for a second time yesterday in my Hobie TI 2015. This time in only moderate wind with no spinnaker up. Last time I managed, with much difficulty, to cut a slit in the top of the sheared off bolt with a hacksaw and remove the old one with a scewdriver. This time it is deeper down. I share the frustration of others in this thread. It seems obvious that this is a design flaw that Hobie should rectify.... what to do now? The repair will be long and difficult but why bother if it's just going to break again....

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:43 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:38 pm
Posts: 162
Location: Pennsylvania - Philly Area

The Hobie 2015 and older have a 1/4 inch bolt vs. the newer TIs with the 3/16" bolt.

I have popped this bolt before.... not fun.

If you routinely sail in higher winds / rough water conditions / off shore / coastal conditions.... my recommendation....move up to a newer TI..... This is the path I have chosen.

If sailing on small lakes in light winds - you should have no problems....just keep an eye on it and swap out a new bolt every few years. Avoid the spinnaker also....unless you have a newer TI.

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