I just bought my first sailboat - an H16 for $900. It's a 1981, but in pretty good shape. I'm ordering some new lines, pins, battans, etc. and have to catch myself from ordering too much. The new Aussie jib system and harken 6:1 low profile block set and new rudders and new sails and .... are all tempting. I could easily put $1k - $2k in this boat, but who's going to buy a $2900 '81?
So my question is how far should I go? I'd like to get into racing, so after my first year with the old boat, I'll think about upgrading to a new H16.
As another question, how much are people paying for a new H16 with trailer? I know what they list for, but no one pays sticker price right?