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Old 04-01-2008
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You're really a lot better off doing something like this in a boat better suited for it. A beach cat was never designed to sail in bad weather reasonably... most beach cats are very much overpowered for the amount of hull and they tend to be pretty unstable once the wind picks up. They generally aren't designed with any way to reef the sails either.

BTW, if you think I'm being too negative, please remember that I sail a trimaran as my primary boat... and am a big supporter of CRUISING sized multihulls.
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