Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-11-2009, 06:40   #1
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Windrider vs Getaway

I have been 'hankering' for a toy beach cat type boat for some time. Something two of us and a dog could use to scoot around between islands here, that we could keep on a trailer in the yard. I have been looking at the rotomolded Hobie Getaways for some time, and just today after reading comments from trimaran fans, the Windrider 17.

We plan to buy a used Gemini 105 ( or rough equivalent) in the next year, but I still want something I can run down to a boat ramp and take off with on a nice day. The ability to stow some stuff out of the spray in the Windrider looks interesting.

Any thoughts on the relative merits of these two boats, or suggestions for something similar? A multihull daysailer. I have Hobie experience, but have never sailed on a tri.
__________________

__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 13:55   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: On the banks of the River Colne, Essex, England; grew up on the banks of the river Hamble in Hampshire, England. I just can't get away from yachts! I even helped to build a wooden 50 footer once.
Boat: I have a spinal injury, so my armchair is my boat these days
Posts: 10
Dear Canibul, concerning Windrider 17, a Jim Brown design and very well thought of, but I hope the Stateside prices are cheaper than the European, where European Hydrosail Systems were quoting euro10,000 for the boat with trailer and basic accessories a while back.

You may find a couple items on the Tremolino boat company's website of interest. Obituary of the founder, John Olin, which mentions him borrowing a Windrider 17 and winning a race with it, all within weeks of his death at 76 (!) also an article on quick getaway sailing in general and his Tremolino in particular by a guy called Ed Haile, who lives in Essex county Virginia. As a Hobie sailor I guess you'll know all about Tremolinos.

Best wishes - John K.
__________________

__________________
J Kimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 15:25   #3
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Thanks. I did know about the Tremolino tri. I had forgotten about it. I saw one of those on Cape Cod years ago, and the owner was explaining it to me.

I am not sure I would ever buy a homebuilt boat that I was not involved in the building of, if that makes any sense. I know how I build stuff, and would always wonder about some things. For example, I build furniture as a hobby and don't use metal fasteners. no nails. no screws. That kind of thing.

And for a beach toy I was looking for something very low maintenance, such as the rotomolded things. I like that WETA thing, been looking at some of the Youtubes.....but dang, it's half again as much as a Hobie Getaway.
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 15:26   #4
Registered User
 
Double-Wide's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cruising Bahamas
Boat: Seawind - 1160
Posts: 115
Take a look at the WETA. It is more boat than the windrider, yet makes a great daysailer/racer.

Cameron
__________________
Double-Wide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 15:03   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: On the banks of the River Colne, Essex, England; grew up on the banks of the river Hamble in Hampshire, England. I just can't get away from yachts! I even helped to build a wooden 50 footer once.
Boat: I have a spinal injury, so my armchair is my boat these days
Posts: 10
Dear Canibul, a contributor called Factor on the Searunner thread mentioned tris from Team Scarab - I recall one of those also incorporated Hobie components, like the Tremolino. Hobie 18, I think.

All best again - John K.
__________________
J Kimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NC: Where to put a weekend getaway? batkins61 Marinas 8 10-03-2008 07:24



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.