Originally Posted by deckofficer
Still trying to get up to speed on current
The wish list;
1.) Fast and light
2.) Dagger boards
3.) < $275K used, any age
4.) Not near as important as 1~3, but a large Nav station
Can anyone add to the list of "Spartan" or "Comfortable"?
I have been thinking about the same things and here is what I would go for and let me tell you why. A 37' Corsair
I want a boat to get away from people so will probably most likely only have 4 people on board at a time. (Big enough)
Faster than any Production cat and faster than most racing
that lifts out of the water
. No zincs and easy to maintain.
bigger tramps to relax on
. Can pull onto the beach and go where no other boat can go.
Easily does 250nm a day more like 300
easy to clean, very little stainless.
Easy to moor
Easy to pull out of the water
1/2 -1/3 the price
of a cat
points upwind better
Very few things onboard that need fixing.
The point it can go fast means you can go to farther place to explore that you wouldn't have considered, plus able to outrun bad weather
. Both huge reasons for me.
All these points make a 37' tri very attractive for me. I own a 46' cat and I spend most of my time cleaning
it and fixing things on it. Really need staff or live off it and enjoying spending your days cleaning
and fixing stuff if you go that route
If you haven't owned a cat then it seems like a dream to have one though.