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Vintage Hobie Cat 11 ( like a 14 )  Bottom

  • When I was a kid circa '77-78 I had Hobie brochures. I remember a small Hobie 11 made for kids like me. It looked just like a 14. I can't find anything on it anymore.
    Does anybody remember the Hobie 11? ( not the Hobie 12 monocat )
  • I think you're referring to the Hobie 3.5.
    Made in the late 70's.

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    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
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  • Quote Hobie 3.5.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=17502&g2_serialNumber=9
    hobie 3.5 sitting on a 14
  • MN3
    Quote Hobie 3.5.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=17502&g2_serialNumber=9
    hobie 3.5 sitting on a 14

    As small as a 14 is, that picture is insane. So tiny. Wonder how it actually sailed.

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    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
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  • QuoteAs small as a 14 is, that picture is insane. So tiny. Wonder how it actually sailed.

    they make an even smaller hobie
    https://i.skyrock.net/5686/43095686/pics/2230861173_small_1.jpg
  • Thanks! I thought maybe I dreamed it.....
    Made for a kid - that's what I was and that's why I wanted one!
    Sailboat data says it has the same hulls as a Hobie 14 so there isn't much point except for a kid to be able to right it.
    I had a Hobie 12 Monocat and that was a great boat except for the ABS construction. It was easy to right after capsize even for my skinny 12 yo self - yet it would carry passengers with ease. It was fast too and would plane on the bottom of the round hulls with me and a friend hiking as far back as possible on a broad reach.
  • On further reading Sailboat data looks wrong and the hulls are smaller at just over 11 feet.

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