Well I have added a brand new 18SX to my existing 1979 H16 refurbished with new hulls in 1993.
New items like diamond wires have me a bit uptight. How much should I tighten them? Also, I like to sail my H16 with a lot of mast rake for upwind performance an to minimize pitch pole. How should I rake the mast in the 18? I recently raced my 16 in 35-40 knot winds and only went over once. In the 18, I basically want to eliminate the possibility of going over even with this wind. Any other hints on this step-up? Your suggestions and input are welcome. BTW, I have not assembled the boat yet.