Greetings Maury. I too caught the multi-hull bug and got a H18 this summer. This thing handles waves and the Lake Erie chop SO much nicer than the 16 -- plus it carries weight much better. I trialed both before buying and much prefer the 18. Season's kind of over -- I keep eyeing my wetsuit, but noone else is crazy enough to accompany me out there now. Probably a good thing, most days are rough.
Is the power of 2 hulls with you?
"Rainbow Flyer" - '86 Hobie Cat 18