I'm saving for a new boat (cat rigged 4.9 with kite). Taipan or mozzie? Seems to me I'm on the weight border at 85kg, more likely suited to a Taipan.
Gary, from what I understand you lost weight and now are too light for the F16?
85kg is no worries for a Mossie Cat rigged,National Champs have been that weight or more for last 15 years I think and with spinnaker I went ok at 95kg as I said.
Low 70's kg is definetly a bit light for cat rigged F16, I feel more comfortable on the Mossie now.
If I was making the choice between Taipan and Mossie, firstly I would consider how much I like being over powered, as Taipan has more power flys a hull earlier, but is more quickly over powered, not a problem if you like high winds and pushing the limits on your previous boat, also look at conditions you would sail it in most of the time.
Second choice would be comparing Mossie against Taipan in value for what you are getting, how old, good are the hulls, rig, sails etc. How competitive would the boat be in it's class, I think that would be my final decision maker they are both good cats with individual pros and cons. Also if you want to race in class or happy with handicap, others of the class sailing localy would influence decision.