Hi everyone --
There's a guy nearby who is selling a 1966 Hobie 14 with trailer for $500. I grew around big monohulls and ocean sailing, but since I live in Colorado, the chances to go sailing are pretty limited. I thought this might be a good (and comparatively cheap) way to at least get my kids on the water a few times a year.
I have a couple of questions, though, and hope someone here might be able to help me. The firs is that I'm a big guy -- about 280 pounds. While performance and speed aren't crucial to me, I do want to be able to float the boat without it leaning to one side. Has your experience been that Hobies are pretty stable? Second, the guy at Hobie said that he thought "I'd be severely disappointed with the performance." The more under performed the better with young kids, but i'd want ti to be able to move
Anyone have any advice? Thanks -- matt