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 Post subject: Hobie Dragoon Project
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:16 am 
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I recently bought a Hobie Dragoon. This is boat was Made by Hobie Europe and imported to the US in 2001. It was initially bought with the idea of starting a "youth fleet". As far as I know there is only a handful of Dragoons in the US.
The boat I got may have been sailed a few times back "in the day" and then it sat at Wind Toys until I was silly enough to pick it up. I am hoping this boat will be a Wave on steroids.
I want to document my work on it and share with the Hobie community. The repairs this boat needs are minimal and I want to do some upgrades too.
First a picture of the boat:
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The hulls are oxidized from neglect:
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Some rubbing compound and elbow grease is bringing the luster back to the hulls; I've got more polishing and waxing to do:
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This boat is and early model and it shares the mast step with the Hobie 14. I am not a fan of the "old" step and I will be updating it to the Hobie 17 dolphin striker and ball and the Wave's mast base. I am waiting for parts to arrive in a week or two.
Here is a picture of the dolphin striker:
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Mr Miller was kind enough to post the dimensions of the H17 striker and I think this will work perfectly.
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Stay tuned for my progress


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:58 am 
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Looks to be a fun project.
Hopefully it gives you back as much enjoyment as you put work into it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:20 pm 
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nice, I looked at that boat a couple times, before ending up with the 14 turbo. Where do you plan to sail it? I'm hoping to make it to the Fleet 20 gathering at Commanche in August.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:33 am 
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I sail out of Redwood City, Pillar Point or Oyster Point depending on the wind.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:56 am 
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I am getting my parts to change the dolphin striker and mast base today. Does anyone have tips on changing the striker?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:00 am 
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I am in need of some advice now. I am adding a hobie 17 striker post and it uses a spacer sleeve in the front crossbar. How does this spacer sleeve sit in the cross bar? Does it sit inside the bar or go all the way through the bar?

Here is a pic of the 17 post next to the stock post. There is a slight diameter difference as the 17 post is smaller than the Dragoon post. Depending on how the spacer is installed this may take care of the diameter difference as the hole needs to be enlarged for the spacer.
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The wave mast base fits perfectly! I wont rivet it in place until I've got the striker post sorted!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:55 pm 
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With a little notch, got the spacer installed and the 17 striker post is in.

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