I am looking to purchase a H16. I can buy a 70's vintage (Orange Hull) from a Hobie Cat master (owns about 5 cats), lives down the lake from me, and is in great condition. (I prefer white hulls)
Here is my question. I just looked at a hobie that I think is 80's vintage (Hulls are white, tramp is blue) and as I looked for soft spots I realized I do not know what, if any softness is normal for a hobie. This cat has a soft spot approx 20 inches in front of the right front post. The softness was very mild in that the hulls were firm on the sides, but there was some give directly in the middle in a very small area. Every thing else looked good.
Is this the soft spots that are good to avoid, or is this normal?
Any benefit from a 80's vintage boat vs a 70's?