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  • Glad to hear you saved this boat and are beginning to give it a new life! Can't wait to see pics!

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 Redline Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • New pictures posted in the Albums section, check it out, progress is being made. I am desperately trying to be able to have the boat on the water this season...there will be many late nights in the garage I think.
  • What part of the album section? Can't seem to find them.

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 Redline Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • The pictures are under albums "technical tips" page 2 halfway down.
  • So now as the project moves forward I was inventorying all the equipment and I have discovered that the tracker car is missing, so not sure if anyone out there can direct me where to purchase a replacement, or if a Hobie 16 tracker car would work? Any suggestions? This appears to be the only part that is missing out of everything, so I am feeling pretty good about that...
  • Looks like it's for sale. If there was a source for new board and rudders i would consider it.

    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/boa/d/roanoke-1963-shark-catamaran-trailer/7290153793.html

    https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_5MC82BIrqAHz_0gg0cc_1200x900.jpg
  • Looks like it's for sale. If there was a source for new board and rudders i would consider it.

    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/boa/d/roanoke-1963-shark-catamaran-trailer/7290153793.html

    https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_5MC82BIrqAHz_0gg0cc_1200x900.jpg
  • The rudders look usable as is, no? and the one centerboard may be good enough to take a mold of off, or at least copy measurements to make out of wood
  • FasterdamnitLooks like it's for sale. If there was a source for new board and rudders i would consider it.

    https://roanoke.craigslist.org/boa/d/roanoke-1963-shark-catamaran-trailer/7290153793.html

    https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_5MC82BIrqAHz_0gg0cc_1200x900.jpg


    That's pretty cool and almost complete. Seller is pretty "optimistic" on the price since it's definitely a "labor of love" type restore but nice. Like ziper1221 said, a good woodworker could make the pieces if you could find the right wood.

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    Damon Linkous
    1992 Hobie 18
    Memphis, TN

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  • The boards are not hard to make nor is the wood hard to find. I made rudders for my H17 out of sapele 3 years ago. Can be done with basic hand tools and a grinder. Profile gauge helps. I spent $20 each for my blanks.
  • Thanks, guys.

    Dad had Cougar cat when I was young and we had a blast on that very wet ride. Our last project together is still sitting behind the house- 18HT hulls, crossarms, tramp, and broken F17 mast + sails. We finished sleeviing the carbon mast before he passed. It did spend some time with a G-cat 5.7 rig on it. I will either finish it as a cat or build a strike 20 trimaran center hull and use it as the amas and rig. I am tempted by the Shark but adding another project will have to wait.

    Jim L.
    Rock Island
    Lake Murray SC
  • I’m probably like many out there that had a dream of rebuilding a Shark. Back in 2004, I picked up hull #234 from an elderly owner who let it rot away. The boat was fiberglass and well beyond rebuildable. At the time I purchased a set of plans from John Rogers and aspired to build one out of cedar but never got further than starting the male mold. The cost of quality lumber was prohibitive as a college student. The sails, spars and hardware have long been sold but I still have the plans. If there’s a Shark owner out there that is interested, I’d be happy to gift the plans if you cover shipping and send a small donation to the forum. PM me if you are interested and I can send you pics of what I’ve got.
  • niknot90882I’m probably like many out there that had a dream of rebuilding a Shark. Back in 2004, I picked up hull #234 from an elderly owner who let it rot away. The boat was fiberglass and well beyond rebuildable. At the time I purchased a set of plans from John Rogers and aspired to build one out of cedar but never got further than starting the male mold. The cost of quality lumber was prohibitive as a college student. The sails, spars and hardware have long been sold but I still have the plans. If there’s a Shark owner out there that is interested, I’d be happy to gift the plans if you cover shipping and send a small donation to the forum. PM me if you are interested and I can send you pics of what I’ve got.

    The plans are on their way to a new home. Thanks Shark1969 for the generous donation to the Forum.

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