I have sailed a Hobie 18SX for the last 18 years. It's getting rather old in the tooth and I am thinking of replacing it. As you know, the Hobie 18 has been discontinued and I am thinking of replacing it with the Tiger.
I sail on a lake (5km by 25km) with winds that rarely exceed 20 knots. I would rarely, if ever, race the boat but I do like to go fast.
. I have a number of questions and any help would be appreciated.
1. Has anyone made the transition from a Hobie 18SX to the Tiger? If so, can you give me any insight?
2. Has anyone added the optional Hobie 18 type wings to the Tiger? If so, what was it like?
3. Can anyone compare the stability of the two boats? (I have only flipped my 18SX once - 20 meters from shore when the wind suddenly changed direction -
4. Any advice on whether or not people think I would be happy with the Tiger?