bruce cornell wrote:
i am a new owner of a older sx18, installing wings and new tramps, and beginning to wonder what may be easiest way for a 71 year old to raise and lower the mast. am not new to sailing, just to Hobie. also perhaps somebody in the jax fl area willing to assist in first trip out...
If you live in the Jax, Fl area then you are in luck. The Rudder Club is the place to keep your boat with the mast up all year. We have 5 Hobie 18's there now, and one of them is an SX. There are plenty of folks to go out sailing with you and help with your mast.
Come join in on the fun with us, we will be happy to have you join us. Just ask anyone there, that you are looking for Hobie 18 help.