I bought a H18 prior to the '08 Texas 200 sailboat cruise that Duckworks magazine puts together and sailed it in that event. Not as fun staying soaked for 5+ hours as I thought it might be.
The following year I built a pair of Gary Dierking designed hulls for an outrigger canoe and morphed these oversized hulls with the 18 into a Frankenhobie for the '09 event.
I wound up cracking a front beam in the tramp track and buying a new to me beam from Surf City Cats, but it had the old style post which rebuffed my attempts to get a new mast bearing on it. The boat has sat since then, more's the pity. It's a bit much for the lakes up in Three Lakes, WI where I'm sailing the wave. It's a bit of a hassle to sail it in Sanibel where I visit my in-laws as they are on the north end of the island with the only decent ramp being on the south side. I alwo really liked the frankenhobie for it's buoyancy in a cruising situation. And really, my uses are sailing with family including small kids or camp cruising.
I'm thinking the boat doesn't really suit my needs now and am thinking of parting it out since I need to get a new style striker or a used front crossbeam to sell it as a usable cat. What are your thoughts? I suppose it's worth more in parts.