That body of water can be challenging. You'll be sailing to what you think is open water, only to start seeing sea grass tops popping out of the water.... no visible land in sight for a mile in any direction...

Glad I learned to sail my cats there on my H17 with kick up boards.

One of the reasons why I like the P-18.2 - rotating centerboards. Although during their rotation they'll raise up about 2-inches higher than the deck surface. If you're sitting in juuuuust the right place and hit bottom fast enough... WHAMMO! The "boys" will get a quick awakening. Don't ask me to tell you how I learned this. But all in all - a good catamaran for gunk-holing and shallow-water work.

For those who asked: I like to refer to monohull sailboats as half-cats and trimarans as a cat-and-a-half. (My dad used to call them sailboats with training wheels.) My little jab at the slower, monohull side of sailing. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Doug Bernstein
Prindle 18.2 'Special Treat' #590
Lake Norman, NC