Low price fire sale to cover medical expenses. So no; there is nothing wrong with the boat - this Hobie has been personally inspected by the IL Dept of Conservation; all info. is honest and up to date.
75 Hobie 16 updated for cruising and comfort. Large forward tramp with securing strapping for gear.
New paint -
New main tramp [one piece] e.g.no lacings spaces to lose stuff in the drink; and all lacing 2011 with additional straps and bungees for securing gear.
Two large gear pockets on underside of main tramp for jackets, paddle, anchor, and lines.
It will move via paddle if windless - still the fastest sailboat in climate changing midwest light air.
7 to 1 Harken main blocks; speed pin quick connection.
Quick snap shackles to hank sails fast.
Telescoping aruba hot stick tiller extension. (not seen in pics)
New trapeze harness with spreader bar - distributes body weight for comfort.
Carpet on hull foredecks; better for seating, secure standing, and ease in getting back on boat from a swim.
Trailer- rubber ok,with inner tubes added for safety, easy use of "fix a flat", also has worn spare[good seal] mounted to trailer. Sail/boom tube on trailer.
Sanded, rustproof undercoat and paint 2011.
New waterproof LED lights, which have separate grounding wire for each- thus sure to work every plug in- a huge hassle sparing boon.
Bearing buddys for quick greasing.
Recent hitch coupler and handle added.
New tall pole added to front. Has roller at top to use to raise/lower mast easily.
Has "tilt release" for shallow launching; and winch.
Other relevance: Well cared for original sails. They are able to beat my Hobie 18 with wings when wind is under 12 mph. Luff track at batten worn [see picture.]
Potential wear point on hull bottoms [from beaching] have been reinforced with 4 layers of glass and resin. More wear left to them.
Top of forward hull decks tend to get weakened with age. While there is some give; they have been reinforced with 4 layers of glass and resin; then carpet glued over area. There is no leakage from this area at all.
Experienced Hobie Cater can sail it in 18-25 mph winds; or pass any sailer in 5 mph.
CASH ONLY/LOCAL PICKUP/ or small delivery gas charge within 160 miles.