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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:03 pm
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I am restoring my Hobie 14 purchased in the early 70's(as I remember ). Sail number 4156, will have to see if I can find a serial.
A Looong time ago I was told the rigging in this generation was shorter the newer vintages.
Does anyone have the measurements for these early models?
Also need a tiller and tramp. I have seen tramps on Ebay. Anyone have an opinion of these?
Thanks all

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:29 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:44 pm
Posts: 61
Location: W. Chesterfield, NH & Hope, ME
Hey Duxdad,
I'm in the same situation as you, although I purchased a new forestay already and had to have it cut down once. Probably will get is shortened again as I still don't have room for the forestay adjuster, and the mast rake is too severe - causes binding between the mast and step.
"hobiesrock" posted on Jun 18 this year that his original wires measured:
forestay - 12' 3 1/2"
bridles - 5' 1/4"
shrouds - 15' 5"

Can someone corroborate these numbers?


PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 am 
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Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:27 pm
Posts: 566
Location: Central Oregon
Salty Dog swapped me out shrouds and forestay to the older measurements.
It all worked out good in the end.
I cant find the notes I took with all the measurements...but those #'s you posted are very close to what Salty sent me I believe. I used the "new" bridle wires Which I believe were a fuzz longer than what was on my boat. They took good care of me, and I would suggest calling them up and talking it over with them!
I have since sold the boat and got a 16 so I cant be of much more help. Ill keep an eye out for my notes though!

1980 H16

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