RotKat weighed 15000 lbs when launched this was with almost empty tanks
. I have made it a point to keep the weight off every chance I get and I would think that she is 15.500 at the most.
When I was ready to launch I was also completely sick of bleeding money
so I decided to buy an used main and use that for a year or two. with that main and a 20 knot
breeze she would do about 17 knots tops with long periods of 10-12 now with the new two week old Dave Calvert main I hit 19.5 knots on the first day out, it was probably blowing around 30 knots and I "forgot" to reef but when we were going that fast I was de-powering the main big time. Last weekend on the way back from a trip to Vallejo I reefed the main before getting to the "slot" where we maxed out at 18.6 knots with the aparent wind
in the low 30's, again de-powering quite a bit. I think that I should be able to get well over 20 knots as soon as I have the guts to go and push a little harder.
With the dagger boards
and the new main I can point almost as high as the monohulls and even in lighter air she does well.