Hobie 16 Technical Info, Tuning Tips and Rigging Info

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Hobie 16 History


In 1967, Hobie Altar designed the Hobie 14 Catamaran and revolutionized the sailing world. Hobie wanted to make a boat that you could easily launch into the surf from the beach, sail, and bring back through the surf. It was this 14-foot fiberglass single-handed catamaran that single-handedly changed the course of sailing. In 1969 Hobie released, or rather, unleashed the Hobie 16, the most popular catamaran ever and the most competitive catamaran class in the world.

Hobie Technical Specs (2003)


Hobie 16 Specifications

Length

16' 7"

Beam

7' 11"

Draft

10"

Minimum Class Weight

320 lbs.

Mast Length

26'6"

Sail Area

218 sq. ft.

Maximum Load

800 lbs.

Hull Construction

Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich

Designer

Hobie Alter

Hobie 16 Standard equipment (2003)


Hobie 16 Standard Equipment
White Hulls
White Race-Ready Dacron Sails
Raised Trampoline for Dry, Comfortable Sailing and Easy Trapezing
Vinyl Trampoline
Low-Profile Integrated Traveler Tracks
Quick Release Tiller Connector for Positive Steering and Easy Rigging
Harken Blocks
Patented, Adjustable Kick-up Rudders for Easy Beaching
Comptip Mast for Safety and High Wind Performance
Black Anodized Aluminum
Double Trapeze

Hobie 16 Optional Equipment


Hobie 16 Optional Equipment
Colored Hulls
Colored Dacron Sails
Colored Trampoline, Vinyl or Mesh
Hobie 16 Rigging

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Line Lengths for the Hobie 16
Location Line Size/Type Length Quantity
Aft Tramp Lacing Line 1/4" Halyard 15' 2 ea.
Center Tramp Lacing Line 1/4" Halyard 19' 1 ea.
Downhaul Line 3/16" Halyard 5' 1 ea.
Mainsheet Line 7/16" Spun Braid 44' 1 ea.
Jibsheet Line 5/16" Spun Braid 32' 1 ea.
Outhaul Line 3/16" Halyard 7'6" 1 ea.
Main Halyard Line - Comptip 1/4" Halyard 51' 1 ea.
Main Halyard Line - Non-Comptip 3/16" Halyard 27' 1 ea.
Jib Halyard Line 3/16" Halyard 20' 1 ea.
Trapeze Adjustment Line 1/4" Yacht 3'6" 4 ea.
Trapeze Shock Cord 1/4" Shock Cord with 2 Loops 7' 2 ea.
Main Batten Tie Down 1/12" Flag Halyard 1'5" 1 per batten
Jib Batten Tie Down 3/64" Flag Halyard 1'5" 1 per batten
Hawaiian System Shock Cord 3/8" Shock Cord with 2 Loops 6'6" 1 ea.
Wire Lengths for the Hobie 16
Location Wire Type/Grade Finished Length Quantity
Main Halyard-non Comptip
C/L shackle to near side stop=15 5/8"
3/32 7x7 25' 7 3/4" 1 ea.
Jib Halyard
Rope 20'6" of 3/16 halyard
1/8 7x19 16' 5" 1 ea.
Shroud
thimbles both ends
1/8 1x19 19' 1/4" 2 ea.
Trapeze Wires
thimbles, stops and handles
3/32 1x19 16' 9 1/8" 4 ea.
Forestay Pigtail
thimbles both ends
5/32 7x19 6" 1 ea.
Lower Forestay
thimbles both ends
1/8 1x19 17' 6" 1 ea.
Bridle
thimbles both ends
1/8 1x19 3' 8 1/4" 2 ea.
Roller Pigtail
thimbles both ends w/swivel block
1/8 1x19 17" 1 ea.
Bridle w/Hobie Furler
fork and thimbles
1/8 1x19 3'7" 2 ea.