Greetings all. I recently acquired a '74 Monocat. All it's missing is a few already replaced ropes. All the hardware looks to recently replaced and is SS. She even cam with a spare brand new sail, still in the package. I realized I can't car top it, so negotiated a trailer into the asking price. I've been puttering and polishing waiting for the water to warm up and until a friend who sails can show me the basics. I've never sailed and am really hope she floats.
It does appear to be way heavier than the promised 150 pounds. If it is water logged, are they still sail-able? Or safe? Are dehumidifiers or desiccants options? When I look inside the inspection ports, the foam looks nice and white.
I've noticed this boat appears to be Hobie's dirty little secret, the model isn't even listed on their retired model list, or on Wikipedia.
I'm already in the dog house or bringing home a boat, he'll just have to get used to it.
Pics here... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154055132128475&l=90edca86d1