Originally Posted by ty135
I was at the Miami
show also, and the Seawind 1160
has definitely moved to the #1 spot on my list. I am close to pulling the trigger on it and would appreciate any advice on why I should take another look at a different boat before I do. Any shortcomings of the Seawind
that I may have missed, or factors that rule
it out of your personal cat searches?
Sailed on the 1160 quite a few times, once in reasonably tough weather
- the boat behaved admirably, I am crewing
on one in the Brisbane
to Gladstone Cruise
rally that accompanies the race
next month so I'll get a little more of a view then. One thing they do do very well is tack, they tack way better than most cats and I did a 720 turn on one with a self tacking jib
in low wind/boat speed without touching a line. Really impressive.
Personally I wouldnt go with the self tacker or the screecher on the bowsprit
, I would run a 120 % genoa
on the furler
and a spinnaker
in a sock tied to each bow, but thats just me.
For me its seawind 1160
or lightwave 38, but alas no money so its kite (which is still a fun boat and faster than most cats). A few years time perhaps when the stock market recovers.
And if you want to carry 87 ton of stuff buy a mono. - thats not a smart comment - its me accepting that any cat needs to be kept light.