Bah650 - I am new to forum also. There is some great information here to help you find a Hobie and also how to maintain them. I grew up sailing/racing on a friends 30' Yamaha in the Puget Sound. Missed sailing so much I jumped at 2 Hobie 16s that were at an auction a couple years ago. Cobbled one out of the two that I could sail and been loving it ever since and am now hooked and looking to upgrade
Even with my limited and long ago sailing experience I have found my Hobie 16 to be perfect for single handed or double crew sailing.
Good luck finding a Hobie 16 and check out the forum for some good pointers on what to look for when shopping.