ooh nooo Freedom52, i'm no moderator at all, and i am NOT this Alex guy from Lagoon (i know who you mean)..... I'm not working for any dealer, or any corporation, i'm actually starting to save for a cat, but i give myself 3 years before i make my choice... Before i spend my hard earned money
on a Cat, i'm trying to know everything i possibly can about pros and cons of a given cat (and cat makers), and the input of you guys who are owners of cats, who use them and sail them in open oceans, is the most valuable of all....Anything that cat makers say, is pure sales-propaganda, and it does not interest me.....i can smell it from far away......... No, i don't moderate anything, i'm just too polite perhaps....... what annoys me on this forum, is how hard it is to figure out who is an honest cat owner like you, and who DOES NOT work
for a cat maker, doesn't sell them, and is not a broker
....... These forums
are heavily infiltrated by sales people, then those magazines like MULTIHULLSWORLD, SAIL, CRUISINGWORLD etc, each time they do a cat test, it's all bloody good and rosy, it's like they're **** scared to really criticize a cat model if something is really bad.......... it's not easy to see through all of this.......
I wanted to have that last confirmation about lagoon, i heard those wiring stories from others, but i thought it was fixed!!!...... apparently still not.......... and the post-sales customer service
problems, i thought that it improved too!!!, but apparently not, sounds like fountaine pajot
then.......... I was in touch with some Privilège and Outremer
owners lately, it seems like those two sell directly to the owner when the owner wants to, and they both have a post sales customer plan where they follow the owner wherever they are, responding to their needs, customer service problems, sending replacement parts
promptly, very very good......... i think i'm turning myself more and more towards those two, and perhaps Nautitech and seawind
........ we'll see, still 3 more years to go, but i want to know of all of REAL owners' experiences with their cats...... it's the best feedback i can get............. thanks for your feedback by the way, it all adds up and it's very much appreciated........
sail safe !!