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Old 03-09-2008, 05:50   #1
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seeking advice to buy a new dingy cat

Want to buy a dingy catamaran? Sailing on the ocean ( rocky water ) off the beach ( shallow water ). It should take 4 adults for cruising. Easy to right it, and simple. I was considering Hobie 18 Pacific, Nacra 570 and Dart 18.Need an expert advise for the best boat to fit, or mybe another type. Thanks. Khalil
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www.TOPCAT.de another type.... Very big brand in Germany.
And if you want to beach the cat, take a look at this one or simular without centerboard. If you find a dealer this one is nice.

No dealer in Us one the homepage.
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I think your biggest problem is that a boat big enough for 4 adults is going to be a real handfull to right when it is upside down.

shows a hobie 18, and you could possibly get 3 people onboard.

I dont like the look of the Nacra as much Nacra 570 or the dart as much, but this is usefull data UK Dart 18 Catamaran Association


You could easily manage 3 with the Hobie 21, and possibly 4

However, you could have as much fun with more comfort for 4, and less risk of the pitchpole with one of Dragonfly 800 trimaran from Multihull Solutions Ltd - Sole UK Dealer
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ops...4 adults.

Budget? But this is nice...

Accueil My favorite....Multi 23



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Want to buy a dingy catamaran? Sailing on the ocean ( rocky water ) off the beach ( shallow water ). It should take 4 adults for cruising. Easy to right it, and simple. I was considering Hobie 18 Pacific, Nacra 570 and Dart 18.Need an expert advise for the best boat to fit, or mybe another type. Thanks. Khalil
If you want something just a little bigger and dryer than most of the beach cats but also a little harder to just throw in the water, see if you can find one of the old Stilettos. Those can easily handle 4 adults and you'll have a head on board as well. There are a couple 27s around but the 30s are very rare.

They have a special trailer and collapse for hauling behind your car or truck to just a little over 8' wide. The propaganda was you could have one ready for splashing in an hour. I hear it's more like 2 to 3 if you know what you're doing.

These guys can get parts for you and have a couple boats for sale as well.

Here's one for sale in Thailand.

I've been thinking about one of these for weekend trips myself.
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None of the boats you listed can carry four adults very well. Your choices should really include one the the original Maincat 20's or a Farrier designed Tramp, Super Tramp or Eagle trimaran. They will cost you less than $15000 on a trailer, and can be beached easily, but aren't that easy to launch from a beach. You'll need a ramp.

Bill Gow is right about the stilettos. They made a 23 than might sail ok with four people, and the Hobie Cruiser 21 could probably do it to; its the one boat that could be easily beach launched, can carry camping equipment and a small motor, and its sail can be lowered while you are in deep water.
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