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post #63 of Old 09-17-2012
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Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

I would hold off on buying the trapeze. Sail her with none, you can still fly a hull and just use the hiking straps. When you get good go for the trapeze if you really want them. On my Prindle 16 it came with trapeze but I never used them. Always afarid of getting pitch poled and thrown into the rig while still on the trapeze. I felt I had more boat control and could fly the hull all day and go very fast with out the trapeze. Not too long ago a 14 year old in annapolis drown after getting tangled in trapeze. I would save your money until you think you need them (if ever). I would also were a good life vest, with a man overboard it is a huge help.

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