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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » P - Boats starting with 'P' » Prindle

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Prindle 16
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Description: Prindle 16
Keywords: Prindle 16
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue August 5, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Length 16' (4.88m)
Width 7'11" (2.44m)
Draft:
Boards Up 9" (22.86cm)
Boards Down 22" (55.88cm)
Sail Area 189 sq. ft.
(17.56m2)
Weight 300 lbs.
(112kg)
Mast Length 26' (7.92m)
The Prindle 16:
features efficient asymmetrical hulls
a lightweight hull design
kickup rudders
is easy to rig
handles a wide variety of weather conditions
modest sailplan allows for easy handling
http://www.performancecat.com/16.htm
The Prindle 16 is easy to set up, easy to trailer, and easy to sail, yet it is a very good performing boat, and in many areas one design fleet racing is available. (I am/was the last commodore of the currently defunct Prindle Fleet 40 in the Metro Detroit area...intrested in racing contact me).

There are only about two things I don't like about the Prindle 16. 1) Rudder Design is some what weak, under heavy sailing expect to possibly have to replace your rudder blades about every 4 years (aprox $125 us each). 2) In heavier air, you really need to watch the boat durring acceleration, it has a tendency to try and pitch-poll, an exilierating experience, but not highly recommended as a habit. (pitch-poll - to violently bury the bows of the cat into the water, thus vaulting the ocupents over the front of the boat and casting them into the proverbial drink!! (a lot like slamming the front brake on a bicycle on!!))

The Prindle 16 was an answer to my sailing dilema. I grew up sailing. Sailed solo when I was about 7 years old on Lake Ontario in New York. Having grown up on the water, it was a bitter pill to swallow when I found my self nearly boat less. I had Laser that had blown into a tree durring a storm and badly needed repair. I took the Laser to the local boat works and found my Prindle. My wife didn't share my enthusiasm for the Laser. I wanted to sail fast, she wanted to sun tan. Enter the Prindle. I now have same wife, and a 2.5 year old son, this is the beauty of the Prindle. It is fast, easy to sail, and a forgiving boat that he you can go out and rage on, or take the family out for a ride on and still move out pretty good!!

GET ONE!!!


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun January 30, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Prindle 16 is a fantastic boat. For a beginer, the boat offers ease of handling, rigging and easy on the wallet. For the intermedeate, the cat is a wonderful performer that allows a sailor to learn and try techniques such as points of sail, weight distrobution and rigging experiments. Enjoy one soon.
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Review Date: Wed January 17, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great boat. Very fast boat and forgiving. Light winds its like a family boat, medium to strong winds she just takes off. I bought a new trampoline this year. I may add a 2nd Trapeze. Any questions email me at robfinora@altavista.com
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Registered: August 2008
Location: Orlando
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon August 18, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Great fun... Having a lil issues with the rudder system... but great fun!
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