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 Post subject: New Here Old Sailor!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:14 am 
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Howdy. I am new to this site. I turn 65 Jan 18 sailed Hobie's in the SF Bay back when I was a kid in the mid-late 60's. Raced mono-hull sailboats as well. We cruise and often excursion to all inclusive's with Hobie's to sail just spent a couple hours in Jamaica sailing one. LOVE THEM!

I live on a small airport the owner came to me asking me if I wanted a Hobie the owner was giving it up he hadn't paid his rent for years the owner of the airport didn't want it so...I said...sure. Why not! Haven't taken it yet waiting for paperwork to make sure its all legal, it will be. I looked it over not sure the age, not sure the model to be honest it appears to be a 14' or 16' Hobie. Other than rigging, sheets and cables and it appears in-tact. The trailer is rusty but usable. So...once I get a hold of it I plan on taking it apart and cleaning up the hull, polishing it and then re-rigging it.

Any suggestions, links or documents is appreciated. My plan is to sail it.

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: New Here Old Sailor!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:43 pm 
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Once you figure out what you’ve got, you can look up the owner’s manual and other docs here...

https://www.hobie.com/support/

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 Post subject: Re: New Here Old Sailor!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:26 pm 
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Post some photos.. you will get some good feed back here....

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 Post subject: Re: New Here Old Sailor!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:09 am 
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Welcome back!

Lots of good info here and in the FAQ, individual model, and help with repairs forums (use the search function!). Try to hook up with other catsailors in your locale as well.

Last two digits of HIN (should be on transoms) indicate model year. Hobie 14 is ~14 feet LOA, and if it has a jib it's a Turbo. Hobie 16 is ~16.5 feet LOA. If you sailed a Wave in da ilons, be aware that these are very different animals (cats!).

Highly recommend that you not spend a lot of resources cleaning and polishing at first....
1) Make sure it's all there and fix/replace only what's necessary to be functional and safe.
2) Sail the crap out of it.
3a) If it holds up and you like it and want to keep it, spend as much time and money as you please prettying and upgrading.
3b) Otherwise sell it, trash it, give it away, and/or part it out....and smile knowing you didn't waste that unnecessary time/cash/effort on the front end.

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 Post subject: Re: New Here Old Sailor!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:24 am 
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DanielHenry wrote:
Howdy. I am new to this site. I turn 65 Jan 18 sailed Hobie's in the SF Bay back when I was a kid in the mid-late 60's. Raced mono-hull sailboats as well. We cruise and often excursion to all inclusive's with Hobie's to sail just spent a couple hours in Jamaica sailing one. LOVE THEM!

I live on a small airport the owner came to me asking me if I wanted a Hobie the owner was giving it up he hadn't paid his rent for years the owner of the airport didn't want it so...I said...sure. Why not! Haven't taken it yet waiting for paperwork to make sure its all legal, it will be. I looked it over not sure the age, not sure the model to be casino wintika casinoslogin.com/wintika-casino.html honest it appears to be a 14' or 16' Hobie. Other than rigging, sheets and cables and it appears in-tact. The trailer is rusty but usable. So...once I get a hold of it I plan on taking it apart and cleaning up the hull, polishing it and then re-rigging it.

Any suggestions, links or documents is appreciated. My plan is to sail it.

Cheers!

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