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  1. Just bought a H16 in great condition for its age. 30 years old and always garaged. The mast has been left outside and has a lot of pitting on it. Its the entire length of one side only, with a couple of holes right the way through. I'm guessing it was a stainless/aluminium reaction. So I'm after a new mast. Any suggestions where else I should be looking? Do second hand masts come up for sale often, or am I going to have to look at buying something new? Greg (a newbie)
  2. I have a white 16' 1980 ish Hobie for sale. This girl has been with us for a while now, in both salt and fresh water, although mainly the fresh waters of Lake Tinaroo in Nth Qld. Great family boat. My 2 ex teenage kids have moved to Brisbane and I have purchased a smaller boat. (read slower). This boat is not new however it is very sailable. The hulls have just had a new strip of fibreglass put on the bottom of the hulls and the hulls have been repainted. Not a perfect job but quite passable. The trailer, sailbox, spare wheel (new rim and tyre), beach rollers, mast float, 2 trapeze wires, lights on the trailer are all good to go. Mast and boom are probably original however sails are newer..... but I am unsure of how new. We have had loads of fun with her however, she is looking for a new family now. First to see will buy. Contact me on 0407168536 or pbyrne@netknowhow.com.au $1950.00 Cheers Peter
  3. I'm wanting to buy a Hobie 16 and am looking for some advise on what to look for when inspecting the boat. I am not planning on racing, just want a boat for a bit of fun sailing once a month, but don't want to buy a lemon which is going to keep costing me money. The 2 that I have looked at so far (both under $1500) have both had soft spots on the top of the hulls, just forward of the front pylons. From what I have read, I should steer clear of these. Not too sure if this is caused by stress on the hulls (due to being sailed a lot / in rough conditions), being left out in the elements, or just old age. Many of the sellers aren't too sure of the age. Are there certain things to look out for which would indicate the approximate age? Any advise on what to keep an eye out for would be much appreciated. Also what I would expect to pay for a Hobie 16 that would suit my needs. Greg
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