jamesw Posted May 21, 2008 Report Share Posted May 21, 2008 Hi - I'm a newby to this forum. But an experienced cat sailor. Started with an arafura cadet then an arrow... a caper cat, then a long boatless existence before being hooked again when a friend gave me a windsurfer last year. Now I'm keen to introduce my sweetheart and son to the joys of cat sailing now, and maybe do a spot of racing. I've shopped around and it seems the big decision is between a hobie18 and a nacra 5.5 or 5.8, and there seems to be enthusiasm for the nacras. I've often eyed them off - fast, tidy, well kept. And they can be had for $5-$10k it seems. I'd really appreciate some advice. Is this too much of a handful? Although I have lots of sailing experience, my crew won't have. Is it a challenge to rig? Get on/off trailer? And is it possible to take a bit of gear (eg in waterproof drums) for an island over-nighter? I'd like something fast, but could look for a cat with a small cabin. All advice welcome/valued. james Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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