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I'd also be interested to hear how people who cut their ties to the corporate world make a living. That's something else I'd need to figure out.

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Unless you are going to car top, I would look at other options besides board boats (for that matter, car topping 130 lbs is not all that easy).

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The Solara does have a hitch, it's just that the towing capacity is only 2000 lbs, which is somewhat limiting. So even if I end up with something like a laser, I'd plan to tow it.
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Well, when I saw that the Catalina 400 has 6'11" of head room, my eyes lit up.

What does it mean to be the Catalina 400 techinical editor?
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Well, when I saw that the Catalina 400 has 6'11" of head room, my eyes lit up.

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I write a quarterly in Mainsheet on the 400, mostly involving technical issues, boat improvements, and modifications. I am not an employee of Catalina. I am an owner that helps support the association.

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The Solara does have a hitch, it's just that the towing capacity is only 2000 lbs, which is somewhat limiting. So even if I end up with something like a laser, I'd plan to tow it.
Somewhat limiting, but there are a lot of choices under 2000 lbs. My 17' pocket cruiser comes in around 1500 with boat and trailer and I have some hard ballast and a swing keel. There are a lot of day sailors (like the DaySailor) that come in closer to 1000 and still have lots of room and better sailing performance. My point is mostly that if cruising is what draws you to sailing, a racer (most of the board boats are racers) with its lack of creature comforts is likely to be a stage you go through rather quickly. Even if the comfort is just sitting on a bench with your feet down in front of you and some semblance of a backrest behind you.
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