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  1. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I would consider this a bit of an extreme.... more labor than the hulls are worth........... The original however was not vacuum bagged...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  2. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I did read the post, but decided to lift the deck. It took about half an hour after I had removed the pylons..... they practically...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 5:21 PM
  3. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    Sounds like a lot of work and expense to me. It does bring up one important point, and that is retaining the finished exterior. These...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 9:51 AM
  4. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    It was my error, as I didn't realize that the hulls were cored until I found the cutaway I posted today........ Core foam obviously is...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 7:34 PM
  5. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I clearly was wrong about soft spots........ not knowing that the hull was cored. I examined them carefully this afternoon and they...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 7:25 PM
  6. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    Structural engineering 101...........

    Feb 23, 2020 at 6:37 PM
  7. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    There seems to be a miscommunication or misunderstanding here about foam..............Core foam and flotation foam are completely...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 6:35 PM
  8. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I've handled the hulls quite a bit, and not detected any soft spots.......... Looking at the photo I posted, the hull layup appears that...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  9. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I intend to remove the foam......... it's simply not needed. I may dissolve it out using gas. The pylons are going to be...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:47 PM
  10. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I just found a cut away photo of a Hobie 16 hull showing the block of foam, and also the pylon, giving a good view of how it's...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 11:46 AM
  11. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I'm obviously not changing course at this point. The tri layout offers some things I want. There will be stowage in the main hull...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 10:42 AM
  12. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I actually have thought seriously about doing the surgery you describe........ but I have no idea what's inside. The posts are not...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 10:31 AM
  13. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I'm not familiar with the design you mention, but yes, I've considered making floats entirely of blue XPS, assembled from vertically...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 10:20 AM
  14. Owly replied to the thread Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse).

    I'm getting 78 lbs ..... it's difficult to weigh them accurately, but that's what I just weighed one at. I'd really like to be closer...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  15. Owly posted a new thread.

    Hobie Hulls (buyer's remorse)

    Last summer, I concluded that the easiest way to do the amas for the canoe trimaran I'm getting ready to build....... slowly.... was...

    Forum: Multihulls

    Feb 22, 2020 at 11:18 AM