I just glued my 98 HC16spi. I think it made a big difference going through choppy seas.
Please check the front crossbar before putting the frame together. Mine had some small cracks at the endings,i think there is a lot of stress on that place.So i took it to the welder.
Another small tip: to make sure the epoxy stays in the corner castings and not ends up inside the tubes,i recommend putting paper-tape over the tube endings before gluing, the tape will disappear over time.
The only hard part for me was to get the corners of the pylons!
A Hobie summer to you all