I agree with crobiecat about the wings, I enjoy the boat a lot more with no wings, being able to hike out and trap out. That being said, I have used the wings in rare ocassions, like having a bunch of people, especially inexperienced, who want a more comfortable ride with little wind while driking a beer, as opposed to a hard core high wind sailing.
hey, crobiecat, I have a problem with the boat being slippery when sitting (especially while wearing a wetsuit), my butt just tries to slide forward or backward as crazy as I pull a sheet, or go over a wave, etc.... do you have any recommendation to get the sitting area to have more grip?
I don't find trapping out very fun on this boat. At first, I even wanted to install a second trap, but after a while, I changed my mind, and prefer hiking out now.
The boat does not seem to be designed for trapeze, unlike for the H16 where it is a real blast.
As for the hull being slippery, I don't have that problem myself. May be because I am light and short, and I just sit comfortably on the hull.
May be it is because I wear the trap harness, which in fact should be more slippery, one would think.
May wife does not complain about slipping either.
However, my friend who is much taller and heavier keeps complaining about the hull being slippery, and indeed he was moving all over the place last weekend.
It crossed my mind that may be I should glue the type of seat they use on the Hobie wave, but I don't know it it is possible.