Thought I'd introduce myself and boat,since I know forums are an invaluable resource when owning just about anything worth a damn. After previously owning an H18 a few years ago that was de-masted and blown away in a bad storm (long story, floating dock, sold for parts), we've been on the hunt for a new one. My buddy and I just got a great deal on a light blue '84 H18 with Magnum wings two weeks ago, and are pretty pumped! It's a two-owner, freshwater boat that is completely original from what I can tell. I drove two + hours to PA where a guy had been sailing it on a lake and drove away with it for $1200, trailer lights worked and everything
! The sails were repaired recently here in Annapolis, and the hulls have no soft spots or cracks from what I can tell. Rudders are good, but daggers have a few chips. We're probably going to replace a few shrouds, the jib sheets and maybe the porthole covers before rigging it up for a sail this weekend. I read many of the other posts in here about what to know before you go, but if anyone has any words of advice or just wants to drop a line - please do. Look forward to gaining a lot of useful info on this site!