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    Posted: 10 Nov 06 at 9:43pm

HI im looking for a good beginner Cat for sailing in an estury. I have done 15 years in dart 18s but that was 10 years ago and i only want one for my son and his crew to practice in. The things i'd like it to be are:

  • Cheap 2000 - 2500
  • Stable
  • Fast
  • Good build  
  • Easy to get out of the water

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How old is your Son ?

I was helming a Dart 18 at 12 years old.

For that price you are probably looking at Dart 18, Sprint 15 (Dart 15) or an old Hurricane (which might be a bit much for kids). or an old Nacra / Prindle.

 

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Got to be a Dart with that list.

If you get a good one and look after it you will also be able to sell it on when the kids get older. Problem with the prindle, nacra type of stuff is it's a bit harder to shift

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 06 at 9:04am
Why get a cat? You can get an early 14 which still gives you plenty of bang for your buck!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 06 at 9:35am

Originally posted by BBSCFaithfull

Why get a cat? You can get an early 14 which still gives you plenty of bang for your buck!

 

Do you think an I14 is for kids ?

Also, don;t they need a fair amount of T+C ?

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don't know a load about cat's but there's currently a Hobie 15 and a Hobbie Twixxy on the Y&Y classified web pages. Both in your sort of price range. if you just want to sail for some fun these might be worth a look. Although the 15 isn't the best cat around by all accounts. the twixxy might be worth a look?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 06 at 7:50pm
Im 16, so a kid. How is a fast cat different from a fast assy? And depends on what u do to it. But no not really just the usual
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Originally posted by BBSCFaithfull

Im 16, so a kid. How is a fast cat different from a fast assy? And depends on what u do to it. But no not really just the usual

 

Just wonmdering if more breaks on an I14 !!!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tornado435 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 06 at 8:00am

An I14 can't break more than my Tornado

 

but it must have more to break than a Dart 18

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 06 at 10:46am
Well it depends how you treat it! The only thing that's broken majorly on my 14 is when i was caning along on a 2sail reach in a nice gentle force 6 the shroud plate decided to go walk abouts. But apart from general wear and tear nothing major!
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