Congratulations on your purchase of a Hobie Cat. Most people on this forum have made Hobie's a part of there life. You will soon realized the meaning "THE HOBIE WAY OF LIFE" You are correct your boat is a 1979. Be sure to check the standing rigging and if you have any questions to its integrity you can replace it al for less that $180. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or shoot me a e-mail I will do everything I can.
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Panama City Beach, FL