Originally Posted by DMR
Considering my first Cruising Cat for use mostly for the tropics with a possible circumnavigation one day. Considering the Seawind 1160 now built in Vietnam. Would she sail well in light winds ? Any experience of this one and or suggestions on alternatives ?
Seawinds are a very well respected boat and although the layup
and construction is happening OS nowdays its to Aussie standards.
No matter what cat, overloading will be the biggest thing to consider. Cats (to generalize- before the flames start) dont like lots of weight. Minimize heavy and useless items, like extra frypans, paint
drums full of gear
you will never use, boxes of books
you may never read and that silly gadget you bought at the easter show.
used will save you $$$$KKK and the previous owners will have added some nice toys like electronics
, extra sails
etc that dont come standard. Of course the seawind rep wont like me saying that lol
I am fan of seawinds and the 1160 really does appear to be a well thought out boat.