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Old 07-04-2014, 21:52   #1
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Basic hobie cat style for inland lakes?

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I'll be moving inland shortly. Luckily near some decent lakes. I've been sailing 27-33' monos in sfbay and will need to fulfill sailing urges

I was thinking of trying beachcat boats. Don't mind getting wet. I would NOT be looking for a speed demon performance cat more family oriented where 2 adults and three young kids could scoot about quickly but not insane speeds. Double as a nice swim platform when sails down. No boom would be nice too I suppose. Even the ability to tow a canoe behind loaded with camping gear!

Anything like this out there?
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Old 08-04-2014, 00:04   #2
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Re: Basic hobie cat style for inland lakes?

Looks like the hobie getaway maybe just what I am looking for. Any experiences with those?
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:44   #3
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Re: Basic hobie cat style for inland lakes?

Hobie getaways are quite stable and good for blast, though not overly challenging. I would prefer an older hobie 14 turbo or 16 to sail myself and sail a little closer to the edge. But for the family, your choice of the getaway is probably perfect

I sailed a rental Getaway out of Fiji a few years back. I couldnt really fault it too much other than lack of high speed. But I grew up on very fast cats and dinghies that were flighty, so its unfair for me to critique the getaway too much. So, yep the getaway for family sailing.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:48   #4
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Re: Basic hobie cat style for inland lakes?

Can you get a decent Mosquito over there? I used to get around with a 4HP outboard on mine. Very versatile boat, and more buoyancy in the hulls than you'd expect.

Get one with a sloop rig and you've got enough power to move a few people around too.

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