Thanks for reading this. I'm finally ready to buy a cat and think I found something in my price range. The boat I'm looking at can be seen here. Hobie 16 for sale
I've done a fair bit of research and went to inspect the boat yesterday. I molested the hulls and found no soft-spots or gouges in the keel area. However I read I should wrestle with the tramp a little and see if they feel solid along with looking for damage near front pylons. Well everything felt really solid, no wiggle (I'm no strongman though). I did, however find some small cracks but have no reference point for how serious these are.
The front hull on right side had this crack located just ahead of the pylon.
Slightly different angle.
Please see business card for scale. This is the back side of the same pylon.
Finally check out the rear pylon also on the right side.
There were no visible signs of damage on the left hull which the owner admitted had been replaced only the way. While I realize that any crack may be a red flag, everything else seems solid and like I said, it's in my price range although I'm thinking of offering $900. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.