I always wanted to sail so I picked up a 1979 Hobie 16. We sailed it at the place we vacation - Lake Wawasee in Northern Indiana. I had to replace a shroud so I've gone through all the issues or raking the mast in an old boat. I knew an education was coming, just hoping it would not be so quickly after buying the boat, but breaking the mast base while stepping the mast forced the issue.
I have a bit of hull delamination right at the shroud anchor, the length of the anchor bar (5 inches) on both hulls. Before I run for the kerosene and matches, I want to ask about the severity of this issue and if there is a DIY course for remediation. Otherwise, the boat appears to this amateur to be in good shape. The photo is representative of both hulls.http://www.flickr.com/photos/99738108@N04/9423453926/
I figured I would ask before falling in the used-boat-blues, kick myself for getting snookered and burn the beast. Thanks in advance,