Join Date: Feb 2019
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Newer SunCat vs older Hereschoff America
It seems pretty clear that the Compac line of cats were strongly influenced by the Hereschoff. I’m still looking for that elusive northern Suncat, but I have located a Hereschoff America less than 4 hours from home. Having quite a bit more sail area, I don’t think the HA will rig with anything approaching the simpliciity of the Suncat. On the other hand, the 43 year old Hereschoff sells for 1/2 the price of a recent Suncat. I would possibly give up on my ambitions of trailer sailing with the Hereschoff, using the savings for a slip or buoy.
Cat sailers—what say you? Would you rather have a 40+ year old Hereschoff or a 5–10 year old Suncat, assuming I can even find one.