We're looking at upgrading from our trusty 1989 SX 18 to F18, and a number of boats come to mind.
First off, we do not campaign, this would be primarily for round the buoys club racing,
with a couple of local regatta's a year. With luck, we could travel to Brewerton or Toronto
or CORK for perhaps one regatta a year.
Suggested upgrades are Tiger, Wildcat, Infusion and Capricorn.
(Don't shout at me about non Hobie products, just reporting what boats were mentioned).
I'd go for a used Tiger myself, however, it would be great to hear from others re the benefits/cost
to upgrading an 'older' Tiger (2004 or 2005) to the newer configuration.
Also which upgrades are 'nice' vs which upgrades are 'critical'.
Or, do we look for a 'newer' Tiger, which comes with all the good stuff?
Which of the F18's are the most 'forgiving' to sailors new to the F18 class?
Any other words of advice? (Chris, I treasure the advice in your email, thanks).
1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947
'Only two things are infinite, the universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the former.'