spesce, your boat looks exactly like mine. Literally every detail, other than the canvas & sheet colors & hull decals, and mine had the Cheata mount on it. Even my trailer is exactly like yours, including colors.
If I remember correctly, your boat is #030 and mine is #031 and therefore identical.
Someone on this forum turned me onto the Penetrol and this made all my black anodized aluminum look new. The pictures that I posted for the motor mount were before I wiped down the aluminum.
I used aluminum wheel cleaner (acid) on my trailer with superb results. Now I'm going to replace the sliding bolts/nuts, springs and update the lighting.
I replaced the wiring, marker lights and springs w/ shackles on my trailer. I was going to replace the rusted slider bolts, but thought that this would be more of a PITA than anything else.
Are you using one of the mast stepping systems from Hobie? If so, which one, and do you like it?
If you read through the older 21SE topics I describe my mast raising experiences. hairy scary!!! I think 3 people is the best alternative even though I have done it with 2. I think I have it down to a science and I feel comfortable trailer sailing. My son and I can be in the water in 40 minutes. Packing down is a ratio to how tired we are but can be down in about 30-40 minutes, but I have to clean out and dry things when I get home.
I went to go sailing this weekend for the first time in 3 months due to soccer season. It was supposed to be a 5-15 mph day and when I got to the lake it was 20-30 and gusty. We decided to not sail the 21SE and we jumped on a NACRA 5.8 with 3. We were literally flying and jumping 4-6 waves. Exciting stuff!!! I should have been on a windsurfer but we were smoking the windsurfers and kiteboarders! We snapped a daggerboard there was so much pressure. Awesome times
Email me your phone number and we can talk. Let me know if you need additional pictures. spesce at pacland dot com