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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:20 am 
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Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:23 am
Posts: 597
Location: Lake Norman NC
Sounds like ice/water damage in the tubes in cold weather
Check the posts on protection when you get repairs finished
I have always thought a SS or thin wall Alumnuiun pipe tube would work

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:37 am 
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Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:28 pm
Posts: 31
Any recommendation for the best port hole cover to use?


PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:01 am
Posts: 17
I had ice damage in one of my wing pockets a few years back. I carved a hole in the hull on the inside near the pocket, repaired the pocket and replaced the hole that I had carved in the hull. My theory was that by going into the hull on the inside the repaired area wouldn't be too conspicuous if the patch job was less than perfect. I think it was a pretty good solution.

I'm not sure everybody understands the way that hull pocket was put together. At the bottom of the pocket (wing tube thing) there is a hollow fiberglass platform about the size of a coffee can attached to the bottom of the hull. On my boat, water that entered the tube (which is unavoidable when sailing) entered a crack in the bottom of the tube and flowed into the coffee can thing. The water in the coffee can froze and burst outward through the bottom of the hull. When I carved through the hull about a quart of water poured out of the can area. After I fixed everything up I drilled a hole into the coffee can thing facing aft so that any water that gets in there has a way to get out.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:13 am
Posts: 39
Location: Seabrook, TX
Ok Steve, you shamed me into it :lol:
Launched "Esperanza" 21SC Lite (sans console & outboard) 1030 from my beach at El Jardin (north Seabrook, TX)
zig & zag upwind across Houston Ship Channel dodging tankers and container ships :twisted:
She ran beautiful .. single and double trapeze off wingseats :mrgreen:
rounded up to tour inside Redfish Reef (popular overnite anchorage)
continued zig & zag upwind to Crystal Beach (Bolivar Peninsula across from Galveston)
and then over to Texas City Dike
rest on beach 1 hr .. actually, assist in rigging of Hobie 16
ran beam & broad reach zig & zag to Tx City, across Galveston Bay to Ship Channel, over to Dickenson, again to Ship Channel, long run to Kemah, last to Pine Gully
incredible power in her sails .. key was barber-haul system (not sure how to attach with console in place) and mast rotation 'wishbone' (arm)!
end with short downwind leg to El Jardin .. hit beach 1800
crow's flight 55 miles ... gps track 80 miles :wink:
baptized her twice .. righting pole works good .. i need to secure it better :roll:
yeah, your SE might be fast .. er .. captains 'mano-a-mano' :lol:
"Esperanza" needs rudders replaced with EPO2 Hobies 8)
Great Day on Hobie 21 "SC" :mrgreen:
am worn out and going to bed :)

SC 21 Sail 253

Last edited by f j Viola on Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:29 pm
Posts: 226
Location: North Bend, WA
Great to hear your had a great run! Sounds like great reachin!

It is fun to shame people into having fun! :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:33 am 
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Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:18 am
Posts: 3
Hi everyone !
I'm looking for a used baum and mast for a 21 SE :-)
Thanks, if you have any ideas


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