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Re: Darkside My A$$
I had a 15' Sol cat about ten years ago when I lived on the edge of Lake Munmorah, N. of Sydney. It was a rough old thing, basically a free boat (I paid $400 for the trailer). I'd take it out in the Southerlies and race the sailboarders. It was a riot! Scared the crap out of the sailboarders, too.
The lake was pretty shallow, so when I flipped her she'd stick the mast in the mud then the trampoline became a sail. She'd blow 180 degrees around then drag the rig up onto the surface and sail away on her side. Quite fast. You'd better be hanging on to the boat at that point or you'd be swimming ashore.
In deep water, some people tie a float to the top of the mast. You look like a real wuss, but you get to sail home. :-)
Go for it, Smacky. You'll have a blast.