So Wed afternoon a co-worker calls and says he saw a Hobie on the side of the road by the lake. I go out there and look at it. 81 model. Mesh tramp that is "2 years old" (More like
. Broken Rudder. Old Ropes. Mast and Sails are at the owners house. Got his number. I called, asked if he could take a picture of the sales and send to me. He starts in "If your not gonna buy I do not want to go to that kind of trouble, I can meet you at the boat", "Sir, I already looked at the boat, would like to know about the sails". I told him I have been looking for two months, I would not be calling him if not interested. He then said He has owned it for 4 years, past two he kept tied up to the dock (In the water) Hulls were not blistered, needs a bottom job. I ask him if he will be home today after work, states he retired. I ask if I could come by at lunch and look at mast and sails "Well, there is another guy looking at it and most likely it will be gone by then"............ Needless to say I did not waste my time. Only asking $500.00 but I am betting the sails are in bad shape, the tramp is toast, rudders toast, the tiller cross bar connectors are really sloppy. The bolts holding the tramp frame have been replaced and there is up and down movement on one corner.