UPDATE: The Hobie is sold!
I admit, I have an addiction. I’m always looking at boats for sale. I came across the Hobie at a garage sale last weekend. The seller wanted it gone. I had owned a Hobie 14 many years ago and I couldn’t pass up a Hobie 18. I’ve now realized that it will take time away from my next project that I found on Craigslist, a 1977 International Yachts HMS (high main salon) 23. I bought this as a package deal. The 1977 shoal keel and a 1976 swing keel, two trailers, a Yanmar diesel, an Evinrude outboard and two full pickup loads of other random boat stuff that I will be selling.
As the owner of four boats now, I realize that I need a place to store and work on them out of the elements. Since a small insulated 30 x 40 x 14 tall building is in the range of $50,000, it looks like I will be building a tall 24 x 36 garage instead.
By the way, the Hobie 18 is for sale on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1189876348072513!