Thanks for the insight. This is exactly what I am looking for.
With this new information, I think what I will look at doing is finish both 16's and sell the 78. I'll keep the 85 H16 and will will begin our Hobie sailing experience with her in May. Then when we feel comfortable, say 2 weeks to 4weeks of sailing the H16 then we will begin sailing the 18 on the Bay and up on Huron. We could move the H16 over to our small inland lake for a permanent home on a hoist in front of our cabin. I am told that the 16 is a better light air boat. Is that correct? If it is, the 16 will be great on our lake. Very long but very narrow. Also very shallow at many points. Add to that the milfoil weed that present a snag feature for the dagger boards on the 18.
This has been really helpful John. Thanks! And welcome to the Hobie Club!