1) If you are very
crazy you can use hobby cat as main ship. People have cruised from St. Martin to Venezuela
Dick Brano: The Route
2) if you are not that crazy you can do what I did: Walker bay sailing dinghy.
I have the larger model (310) with tubes.
- tough hull
, almost indestructuble
- rows like a drem
- stable (with tubes ! )
nice (I mean it is not a hobby cat or a Laser)
- tows very nice
- un stayed mast
, so you can easy raise and lower the mast
in the water
. They have 3 sail rig options and I have the middle one - without a jib
- When you sail through anchorage people are inviting you to drinks and girls want to ride with you.
- Tropics affected my tubes a lot (I bout it in Europe
where Hypalon option was not available)
- Does not motor
very nice (it does not plane). I bought largest motor
allowed (6 PS).
- Stearn heavy with motor. I suggest you buy the lightest motor available. 2 or 3 PS is more then enough for that boat. I saw some with electric
and it worked well as the boat needs very little push at slow speeds.