I own a Hobie 16 and while I don't sail a lot, I am always fearful of "pitch polling" it.
I am considering a move to one of the rotomolded boats (T2 or Getaway), do they pitch poll?
Hey he changed the question! This is very different, but I still don't think there is anything really to be afraid of. They carry less power, drag around more weight, and have more buoyancy the T2 or getaway is going to be more forgiving for sure.. (although not sure what kind of machine the T2 is with spinnaker up, but I can't imagine it is all that overpowered)
I still wouldn't be afraid of the 16 pitch'n without warning though. If you are worried about it you are going to be sailing conservatively, aware of the situation, and I can't imagine you are going to have the fun us nutcases do.
Heck, my dad has been sailing his H16 for years and only capsized when when got caught in a freak storm.. He regularly takes out the grandkids ect without fear of dying.
Although if you are looking though for people on the Hobie forum to enable you to buy a T2.. I can tell you how scary the H16 is if you want
Who are you sailing with? how much weight on the boat? What sort of conditions do you expect to sail in?
Oh and what pitching a 16 sounds like! Listen for the laughter!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV1aGyLLMw4