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post #10 of Old 07-10-2013
Cincy020
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Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

I used to have a Hobie 16 and recently sailed a Wave a couple of times while on vacation. I can say that not having the jib to backwind while tacking was much more difficult than my 16 was; I ended up sculling the rudders most of the time to get the boat to complete the tack. In my opinion, if you are looking to buy and want to stay with a catamaran, maybe look at a 16 or a Getaway both of which have jibs. The 16's are cheaper, but the Getaway doesn't have the soft spot issues, are still boomless, and have much more trampoline space.
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