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Small (<20') Pocket Cruiser Cat?
First of all, I'm fairly new to the forums, and I wanted to thank everyone for the help RE: gear on my old FJ. She's a great boat, and I've been having a blast sailing her. Went out solo in 15-20kt and white capping on a large lake, flew the main only, and saw some serious speed out of the old girl. So much fun!
Looking forward though, I'm beginning to think it's not the most practical of vessels, not that I ever thought it was to begin with.....
I see myself getting into some weekend cruising, but my girlfriend doesn't like hiking out like I do, and to be honest, the FJ likes to roll pretty easily, and it gets a bit sketchy at times. I still want the speed, if not more, but stable/flat, comfortable, and easy to sail solo (the lady loves to sail, but not crew... she just likes to be ballast, which is fine with me!)
I've been absolutely taken by catamarans lately, but there doesn't seem to be too many pocket cruiser varieties. I'm a trailer sailor at heart, and want something easy to tow, but has all the facilities to have a relaxing, fun, and fast weekend on the water.
Here's what I've come up with:
ECO6 (not fond of the rig though)
(can't post link yet)
What do you guys think?