Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-04-2010, 09:51   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Advice for the Novice !

Dear All,

I have sailed beach cats for a few years and would like to move the cruising world. in the first years i guess this will be cruising the east coast of UK with a few races and the odd visit to France. i have my eye on a 1998 30 ft cat originally built for the OSTAR which i would like to covert to cruising - veruy much along Shuttleworth ideas with a tramploine and accommodation in each hull. usually i sail alone. i have been on a few large cats and like this boat as it retains the power and thrills of the beach cats - which i fear loosing!!

Any ideas or suggestions?

all best

tim
__________________
timharris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2010, 11:06   #2
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
Hey Tim...welcome to the forum.
My only cat experiance was with a Hobie 16 I had in Florida.
"the power and thrills of the beach cats"
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-04-2010, 20:13   #3
Registered User
 
oscar's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 68
Go for it. Just be careful how much weight that conversion will add. If you overload it, you'd be better off with a lightly loaded cruising cat.
__________________
Out there, alone, there is only truth.
oscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
novice

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Novice in Gainesville, Florida - Hello! Homespun Meets & Greets 8 06-07-2009 09:30
Best ASA Course for Novice? Sybil General Sailing Forum 8 16-06-2009 06:27
Latest novice caje916 Meets & Greets 6 02-04-2009 19:17
New to the board, Novice to sailing offrd2001 Meets & Greets 8 16-03-2009 11:14
Hello from a total novice Stella Meets & Greets 10 18-07-2007 13:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:13.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.