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  • Anyone know if some Hobie 18 wings will fit on a Hobie 20? Maybe H18 SX wings?

    I found these on Ebay, seems like a pretty good deal. Not sure if they'll fit though.

  • I know it’s been done. But sadly the guy I know has passed.

    Collierville (Memphis), TN
    Supercat 15--sold :(
    Hobie monocat--given
    Vanguard 15--traded for...
    Nacra 4.5--sold
    Nacra 5.7
    Hobie 14–sold to make room for...
    Supercat 17–sold
  • The description in the ad you linked is kind of sketchy, but appears to just be for covers (and maybe wing tramps?), not the actual wings.


    Edited by Dogboy on Feb 11, 2021 - 07:30 PM.
  • Yeah. I think you are right. Still trying to figure out if they'll fit though.
  • DogboyThe description in the ad you linked is kind of sketchy, but appears to just be for covers (and maybe wing tramps?), not the actual wings.

    Correct, if you scroll down the ad states NO WING FRAMES INCLUDED.

    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
  • Pretty sure I’ve seen H18 wings on a 20, but it would certainly take some customizing. The SX wings would probably be your best bet because the wing seat and the support arms are separate parts that are riveted together, so you could adjust the position of the support arms to match the crossbar spacing on the 20 and re-rivet them where you need them. On the Magnum wings, they are all one piece, so adjusting the spacing would be difficult if not impossible.

  • search this site for hobie 20 snuffer, you will see a pic of tigerberard boat, text me at 229-561-3676 and ill send you info on how to do the job including pics. I did a top notch job.
  • Yeah, that listing is just for the covers. Also, what's shown is a 17 - the wings are inserted into the holes in the hull rather than bolted to the crossbeams, as on the 18.

    Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
    1981 SuperCat 20 "Roberts' Rockets"
    1983 SuperCat 19
    TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
    Mystere 17
    And now a Unicorn A-Class that I couldn't resist rescuing at auction.
    H18 & Zygal (classic) Tornado - stolen and destroyed - very unpleasant story.
    Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...
  • We need a decent, home-grown solution for adding wings to boats or retrofitting the ones that plug in (like mine). I'm thinking using the commonly available 1.5" anodized handrail pipe (1.9" O.D.), which just so happens to be 6061 T-6 and reasonably priced. Combine that with a hydraulic pipe bender, maybe...? 'Cause this is the last time I'm getting in to repair these wing sockets...of course I've only repaired them once each so far, so, yeah. The fold-up wings just are so much easier, save time and seem to be more reliable/robust.

    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
  • Sorry for the late reply, haven't been here for a while. 18 wings WILL fit a H20, with some fiddling. I think there were maybe 3 of these in the US. Search the photos on this site for "H20M". The wings fit in front of each beam on the 18; they fit in between the beams on a 20. The back bolts right in place (after you add a longer bolt and the wing hold-down bracket); you'll need to cut a hole in the tramp and add a bolt to the front beam. The front brace tube on the wing will also have to be modified. The 18SX wings would probably work better here than the welded assembly on the regular Magnum wings. Pretty sure I still have a how-to writeup that's too big to put here.

    Chris H20M

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