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  1. Lakes for beaching and camping with catamarans?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am close to Lake Erie , i have a group of Hobie cat guys i sail with that need a beach or somewhat of a beach to launch and to come back to. I need a launch ramp for my catamaran, but it seems so hard to find a location that allows camping near your boat with a beach and a launch ramp...
  2. Absolute rookie need help buying a Cat

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, first of all i'd like to apologize for my almost absolute lack of knowledge in the matter, i'm not a sailor, i'm a flyer. But my dad is and he recently retired and I want to give him a cat for christmas, i've been looking around and so far i've kind of narrowed it down to the...
  3. Sailing my cat, am I missing something?

    Learning to Sail
    1976, 31' Prout sailing catamaran. Have owned my boat for 4 months. Liveaboard. The times I have tried to sail my Prout (in poor summer wind), I have had problems tacking. I have a jib, a staysail (that goes up the forestay with hanks), and a mainsail. When I have tried to tack, the jib gets...
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