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Old 23-07-2009, 14:02   #1
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Cat ketch

I am looking at a Herreshoff 33' cat/ketch. I've never sailed a cat boat. Can anyone comment on its sailing characteristics?
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Old 24-07-2009, 07:05   #2
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They are very easy to sail, tacking and gybing involve turning the wheel. Speed is very good on a reach or a run. Upwind is not as fast as an equivalent sloop, but a lot less tiring if a tack is involved. I have a Herreshoff 45 cat ketch and have found it to be a great cruising boat. Let me know if you decide to purchase or if you have any specific questions.
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