Hobie 16 Resources

The Hobie 16 is the most legendary catamaran ever made, offering fast and fun thrills for any sailor with competitive racing worldwide. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your Hobie 16.

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Hobie 16 Line Lengths:

Description Length Diameter Line Type Quantity Recommended Line Options
Mainsheet 44 ft 10mm Sheet  10mm Robline Orion 300 Line
Jib Sheet  32 ft   8mm  Sheet  8mm Robline Orion 500 Line
Main Halyard (Comptip)   --- ---  Halyard  SKU: 21896
Main Halyard Wire (Non-Comptip)   --- ---  Halyard  SKU: 21897
Main Halyard Line (Ton-Comptip) 27 ft  5mm  Halyard  5mm Robline Sirius 500 Line
Jib Halyard  20 ft  5mm  Halyard  5mm Robline Sirius 500 Line
Outhaul 8 ft  5mm  Control Line  5mm Robline Sirius 500 Line
Downhaul  5 ft  5mm  Control Line  5mm Robline Sirius 500 Line
Aft Trampoline Lacing 15 ft  6mm  Misc.  6mm Robline Orion 300 Line
Center Trampoline Lacing (Old)  20 ft  6mm  Misc.   6mm Robline Orion 300 Line
Center Trampoline Lacing (New)  32 ft  6mm  Misc.   6mm Robline Orion 300 Line
Trapeze Adjuster  4 ft  5mm  Misc.   Robline Sirius 500 Line
Trapeze Shockcord 7 ft  5mm  Misc.   5mm Shockcord
Batten Ties 2 ft  2mm  Misc.   12 2mm Nylon Braid


Hobie 16 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this the Hobie Cat I've always seen and heard about it?

A: That's correct. The Hobie 16 is easily the most iconic catamaran ever designed. It's still built to this day.

Q: Is the Hobie 16 still being sailed and raced?

A: Correct! Most of our customers get this boat specifically for racing - and there are 16 events all over the World every single weekend.

Q: What trailer options are available for the Hobie 16?

A: We have a custom galvanized trailer that fits the 16 perfectly - Carnai Hobie 16/Getaway Trailer

Q: I think I sailed one of these 20-30 years ago.. Is it going to be as fun as I remember?

A: The Hobie 16 is still a barrel of fun - no doubt. That said.... we advise a lot of customers that ask this question that - if the goal is just to go out and have fun on a catamaran - there are some more comfortable and easier to sail choices these days. If you want to race and participate in an amazing community - there is a reason we stock and sell new Hobie 16s. We just want our customers to get the right boat. So, feel free to contact us if you have any questions on the right catamaran.

Q: Do you offer Hobie 16 parts and accessories?

A: West Coast Sailing is one of North Americas leading suppliers of Hobie Cat parts and accessories, with thousands of items in stock. Shop Hobie 16 Parts

Q: How heavy is the Hobie 16?      

A: A fully rigged Hobie 16 weighs about 325 pounds.

About the Hobie 16

The Hobie 16 is the catamaran that started a revolution. The Hobie 16 is still the most recognizable and iconic fiberglass catamaran. With over 100,000 built, the 16 expanded the worlds’ view on what fast, beach launched fun could be like. The Hobie 16 came out in the 1970s and yet is still raced around the world and up and down the west coast. New 16s come equipped ready to go fast right out of the box - Dacron sails, carbon-fiber rudders and double trapeze are included. The durable fiberglass hulls are timeless - they are light and stiff, ensuring years of speed and dependability. The Hobie 16 still offers fleet numbers larger than any other fiberglass catamarans. New 16s continue to be sold and add to the fleet fun, coast to coast and worldwide.

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