Kay Posted May 14, 2012 Report Share Posted May 14, 2012 Hi all, I'm looking at buying a Surfcat and am wanting some advice please. BTW I have recent yachting experience and owned a hobie 16 many years ago but have very little knowledge of these 14 footers. Since the boat I have my eye on's current setup doesn't include a jib I'm concerned about it's tacking ability although I see on websites many are sailed without jibs. I have 2 questions in mind: One is - can anyone give me some tips on tacking a cat with no jib? as I had probs when hiring a 14 footer a while ago.. and the other is how viable and easy is it to add a jib? - I understand the 2 existing front stays would be replaced with one and would attach midway to a line contecting the 2 hulls at the tip (like on my old hobie 16). If I were to add a jib and needed to get a sail maker to stitch one up for me would he know the design? The boat I have my eye on has a trapeze on each side too (which is one of the main attractions for me). Is it common to have trapeze's on Supercats? I would greatly appreciate any advice. BTW I live in Lake Macquarie. Kay Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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