Here's the point that I'm arriving at personally and I'm just starting to accept...
The truth about rigging your boat is this: It's a personal thing. You should understand the correlation of all the adjustments you can make while rigging to your sail shape. It's critical that you understand what a good sail shape is.
Next, your boat should be 'race ready' regardless of age. By that I mean having the little things taken care of, like a nice tight trampoline, making sure your rudders are toed and raked correctly. Make sure your hulls are parallel and that all the rivets are good and not corroded and that your equipment is in good condition. Breakages on the race course are the slowest thing of all!
Then you should understand yourself - do you tend to foot or pinch?
Once your armed with this knowledge, rig your boat for what feels fastest and best to you. And the only way you will know is time on the water and not being afraid to experiment. Just because some people like to sail with a lot of rig tension, doesn't mean that it works for everyone. Some people prefer a really loose rig. Take all the advise and tips you can get, but use it to find your own recipe for a fast boat.
And again the biggest key is time on the water. And preferably sailing with other boats to use as a yard stick.
Have a Hobie Day!
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