Originally Posted by Dirtboy
That's really a shame because they are so much fun to sail. If you could get her to just do one sail (calm day with little chop) she might change her mind. If you can find an old G-Cat in good shape they are even better than a Hobie for the wife. G-Cat's are nearly impossible to flip (you've really gotta be trying) and have a very usable front trampoline so they have a lot more people room.
I couldn't agree more. I learned on Sunfish and Lasers (you get a great feel for saying when you can't rely on a motor), before moving on to Hobies. Never been on a G-cat, but Hobie's new rolled-hull Getaways are very comfy and tremendously stable (I've never flipped mine accidentally, and I sail in the gulf in 25-30 knots of wind). Tradeoff, of course, is that it's a lot heavier. But it's great to be able to draw up on shore.