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Re: Trailer Sailer Performance

I down sized from a cruising cat to a Corsair F-24 several years ago. I wanted something that sailed better and was more fun. 8-10 knots is just every day sailing, and when it blows they go fast. They point and tack well too, thanks to a deep board.

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Re: Trailer Sailer Performance

Originally Posted by KCJacobs View Post
For the S2 designs, are the lifting keels ballasted, or is most of the ballast internal?
The First 24 is new from Beneteau. They bought Seascape a while back and re-branded their boats as the new "First" line. Sexy and fast as hell.

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Originally Posted by paulinnanaimo View Post
Less than a second per mile is significant? What am I missing?
Thats not PHRF. Works out to closer to 18 seconds in a average 3 mile race. That's a lifetime when the boats are nearly identical in other ways.
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Re: Trailer Sailer Performance

I have a Catalina 25 SK and it's upwind performance is incredible. Even my brother in law, who is quite the traditionalist snob, couldn't believe how close to the wind she sailed.
Bonus is that going down wind, I can crank the keel up which greatly reduces the possibility of broaching. Swing keel allows different keel configurations on the fly which is fun.
Getting her in and out of the water is very easy also, stepping the mast is a breeze.
I love that boat and see them all the time for next to nothing. I want em all!
Surprisingly, the reviews for the Cat. 25 I've read make it seem like a POS but every time I read from someones personal experience they give it nothing but all thumbs up.
I'd look for '87 and younger simply because that's the version I own.
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