I do not have anyone experienced to crew with. At the moment I have a boat on a lake nearby I live in South eastern CT Colchester area, however I currently stay in Boston for my work. But any sailing I do will likely be in CT because that's where my parents live and they are letting me keep the Hobie on their property.
I hope to get onto the ocean but thought I would learn in the lake first as I'm much more familiar with it. if anyone lived nearby in MA or CT that I could crew with to learn that would be fantastic!
I will likely be buying that rewiring kit just because it just seems like best bet this thing has a good frame and nothing else. I will definitely check out some of those keep spots mentioned to check for rust and such, I do have some friends with welding experience so I may be able to manage something if there was an issue.
Supposedly the Hobie I'm getting is in sailing condition, sails and everything stored appropriately and such so I am hopeful but will inspect carefully. My thought is that should anything be wrong I will hopefully be able to use parts from the crummy one I will be getting with the trailer.
My boss doesn't want me to come until sunday, so I'm likely gonna get the trailer and old hobie Saturday and work on the trailer all day to get it ready for sunday.
Thank you guys so much this is extremely helpful and encouraging! I'm excited to see theres such a strong community built around this fantastic hobbie (pun intended)