so i'm quite new to the racing aspects of hobie's (i'm 16), and i'm wondering if I were to upgrade my boat to a competitive level, what would be the most effective?
I have a 1979 Hobie 16, which i have added probably about 15-20lb's of weigh onto for soft spot repairs (now completely rock solid!). Otherwise, the hulls are rock solid.
and of course. i have the original sails... not much more to say about those.
so, to be "competitive", against another hobie 16, would i have to scrap the boat, or could i get by with buying new sails? (and a comptip mast)
I also did try to look for previous posts addressing the matter, but found none.
i might as well also add that my (and a friend's) goal (which we have set very high) is to race in the Round Texel race 2010 (so any comments there would be appreciated as well)
skippered 1987 Hobie 18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MtDI3Jw51I