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JGM

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Hello Folks,
As some of you already know, I made a bunch of brackets to attach the Hobie Baby Bob atop the C-14 mast. The "Bob" provides 32 lbs of buoyancy and prevents turtling if the C-14 is blown over.

Since the original thread about the problem, the brackets have been trickling out about one every three months. This past weekend, I fitted the remaining pieces with the assumption everyone has the same mast profile, and I assembled the pieces together which leaves 9 brackets ready for sale.

With the additional labor, the cost, including shipping, is $20 per bracket. As a professional cabinetmaker, I can assure you I'm losing money on the deal. You will still have to buy the 4 machine screws/nuts to attach the Bob, and figure out how you're going to secure the bracket to your mast. A couple suggestions will be included with each sale. One method is to drill a hole through the mast and bracket, and then slip in a 1/4" bolt. Another is to tie the Bob down with line. Pictures are at the above thread.

If you want one, send me a private message. Once they're gone, that's it. I'm not making any more.

Thanks!
Jim
 

Rogerroger320

New Member
Hello Folks,
As some of you already know, I made a bunch of brackets to attach the Hobie Baby Bob atop the C-14 mast. The "Bob" provides 32 lbs of buoyancy and prevents turtling if the C-14 is blown over.

Since the original thread about the problem, the brackets have been trickling out about one every three months. This past weekend, I fitted the remaining pieces with the assumption everyone has the same mast profile, and I assembled the pieces together which leaves 9 brackets ready for sale.

With the additional labor, the cost, including shipping, is $20 per bracket. As a professional cabinetmaker, I can assure you I'm losing money on the deal. You will still have to buy the 4 machine screws/nuts to attach the Bob, and figure out how you're going to secure the bracket to your mast. A couple suggestions will be included with each sale. One method is to drill a hole through the mast and bracket, and then slip in a 1/4" bolt. Another is to tie the Bob down with line. Pictures are at the above thread.

If you want one, send me a private message. Once they're gone, that's it. I'm not making any more.

Thanks!
Jim
Hello,

Do you have any brackets left still?
Roger
 
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entropy

New Member
Hello Folks,
As some of you already know, I made a bunch of brackets to attach the Hobie Baby Bob atop the C-14 mast. The "Bob" provides 32 lbs of buoyancy and prevents turtling if the C-14 is blown over.

Since the original thread about the problem, the brackets have been trickling out about one every three months. This past weekend, I fitted the remaining pieces with the assumption everyone has the same mast profile, and I assembled the pieces together which leaves 9 brackets ready for sale.

With the additional labor, the cost, including shipping, is $20 per bracket. As a professional cabinetmaker, I can assure you I'm losing money on the deal. You will still have to buy the 4 machine screws/nuts to attach the Bob, and figure out how you're going to secure the bracket to your mast. A couple suggestions will be included with each sale. One method is to drill a hole through the mast and bracket, and then slip in a 1/4" bolt. Another is to tie the Bob down with line. Pictures are at the above thread.

If you want one, send me a private message. Once they're gone, that's it. I'm not making any more.

Thanks!
Jim

Hi Jim, I recently purchased a Baby Bob and saw your post about the brackets, would you sell me one?
Thank you, Jeff at bradyup1@sbcglobal.net
 

Steve Rose

Member
I just came across this older thread and decided to show you my solution. It was easy to make and mounts on top of the mast, secured by the bolt that is the axis of the masthead pulley.
 

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entropy

New Member
Thanks Steve, actually came up with another design and have made 3 so far (one for " Aquaman" on the forum here). I like the looks of your solution, mine actually fits inside the mast and has a quick disconnect for trailering. Thank you Steve I appreciate your message...happy sailing!
 
Entropy: how much do you sell them for and could you post a picture? I made one for my boat last Saturday but would like to see what you have :)
 
Hello Folks,
As some of you already know, I made a bunch of brackets to attach the Hobie Baby Bob atop the C-14 mast. The "Bob" provides 32 lbs of buoyancy and prevents turtling if the C-14 is blown over.

Since the original thread about the problem, the brackets have been trickling out about one every three months. This past weekend, I fitted the remaining pieces with the assumption everyone has the same mast profile, and I assembled the pieces together which leaves 9 brackets ready for sale.

With the additional labor, the cost, including shipping, is $20 per bracket. As a professional cabinetmaker, I can assure you I'm losing money on the deal. You will still have to buy the 4 machine screws/nuts to attach the Bob, and figure out how you're going to secure the bracket to your mast. A couple suggestions will be included with each sale. One method is to drill a hole through the mast and bracket, and then slip in a 1/4" bolt. Another is to tie the Bob down with line. Pictures are at the above thread.

If you want one, send me a private message. Once they're gone, that's it. I'm not making any more.

Thanks!
Jim
Hello Jim,
Do you still have any of those bracket for sale ? If so please let me know My email address is wtazman1953@aol.com

Thanks Bill
 
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entropy

New Member
Here is a photo of my Baby Bob bracket design, detaches for trailering and storage...could be coaxed into making a few more. Also have hatch template if you are thinking of making your own (early model).
 

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Patriots_Fan

New Member
Here is a photo of my Baby Bob bracket design, detaches for trailering and storage...could be coaxed into making a few more. Also have hatch template if you are thinking of making your own (early model).
I could use the hatch template as my wooden hatch is on its last legs! I'd also be interested in the bracket. Thanks, George Hull #273 gwcaldwell3@yahoo.com
 
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