Aloha, Found this site while surfing the web looking at boats for sale. Born and raised in Hawaii. First boat was a styrofoam Sea Snark. Next was a Hobie 14 and 16. Then I learned to Windsurf and did that for about six years. Now I find myself living on one of the Great Lakes and dreaming about sailing once again. Love sailing in Hawaii. The water is warm the sun is hot and the tradewinds are usually blowin 20-25 knots. These Great Lakes are scary. Dont know which way the wind is blowing from one day to the next and I have seen a thick bank of fog roll in on a bright and sunny day. Will continue my search for my next boat. Until then fair winds and a following sea.