I'm a newbie, and have only been sailing for a year or so, but am finishing up the ASA
104 course and want to purchase
a used boat
for Santa Monica Bay and cruising around Catalina
and the Channel Islands.
I'm looking for something under $100k, but preferably around $40-60k or less, and am considering an older F-28 or Telstar 28. The sailing looks fun, and I read that they can motor
pretty quickly, which might save some time getting out the 30 miles from MDR channel to Catalina
in typical SMB light winds. I also really like the idea of being able to trailer
them and bring to other locations.
However, I'm concerned about how those boats might handle the waves? Would be interested if any of you have experience on them or similar tri's, or more generally whether my plan sounds nutty and I should just go for a mono. (I don't want to have to pay for an end slip, cleaning
, etc. on a larger cat.)