After sailing for a few years I decide to pick up a Hobie 18 when the opportunity presented itself. I picked up an H18 from a friend of a friend last summer for about $350 from a guy who was just looking to to get rid of it after his kids were grown and out of the house. Deal came with boat, sails, trailer, etc. It needed a little bit of TLC but I knew for that price I could put some money into it. After sailing it a few times the jib gave out along one of the seams (it already had some duct tape over the window).
I sent the jib to a reputable (I believe) sail repair guy in Rochester, NY who said it wasn't worth fixing, so I just asked him to send it back.
I'm looking for some help and recommendations on what to do from here. I really want the sails to match and I like my current design of Cat Fever but I'm not too attached to it. Do I get it fixed? Find a replacement? Ideas on finding another jib?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hobie 18- Cat Fever