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Wave vs. A-cat #187209
08/06/09 12:59 PM
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I've owned a Wave since 2001 and I'm looking for a boat that will sail better in lighter wind, which you often find on a lake. I have heard that the A-cat might sail better in a lake vs the ocean or harbor.

Being use to the Wave I wonder how much of a difference the A-cat would be? Any discussion of this would be appreciated. I don't want to buy a catamaran that would scare the heck out of me, and, if anyone knows of a light single-handed cat other than the A-cat, I'd like to hear about that too.

One last thing, when checking on the internet for prices, A-cats seem to be $7K and up, often without a trailer. Are there any A-cats, maybe older ones, that would be for sale cheaper?

Thanks,

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Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: Marco1] #187266
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I owned an older A class: a 2001 Boyer Mk 4. It was already outmoded when I bought it in 2006, but it was a great boat for farting around on Lake Lanier and it was pretty tough for an A class. It would fly a hull in 5 mph wind. An older Boyer would require more TLC than your Wave and is more technical, but it's not rocket science.

Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: GeoffS] #187277
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If it were me, I'd look into the mystere 4.3 or the nacra 450/460

I've seen 2001-ish mystere's go for $3k with the trailer. Durable and they'll be much faster than the wave.

http://mystereowners.org/mystere/

http://www.nacra.us/450/45index.html


Ryan - H16 I prefer to go sailing because baseball, football, tennis, and golf only require 1 ball!
Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: Marco1] #187301
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Why not just add a Hooter to the Wave and you will have a much faster boat in almost all situations.., and a heck of a lot less money than an A-Cat.
See the story at http://www.catsailor.com/waves/superwave_overall.html
Rick


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Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: RickWhite] #187322
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I only sailed my Wave with the Hooter once, and it was light air, but I can verify that it makes it like a whole different boat and goes a LOT faster. smile

Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: Tri_X_Troll] #187332
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Originally Posted by Tri_X_Troll
If it were me, I'd look into the mystere 4.3 or the nacra 450/460

I've seen 2001-ish mystere's go for $3k with the trailer. Durable and they'll be much faster than the wave.

http://mystereowners.org/mystere/

http://www.nacra.us/450/45index.html


I had a 4.3 and it it a fast boat and will give u a chance to learn new snuffer system that all the new boats have. OH and I bought for $3000, keep it three years and sold it for exactly what I paid for it!!!!!

Doug

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Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: RickWhite] #187340
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Rick,
When are you going to sell it as a kit from your shop?


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Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: KevinMarple] #187341
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Re: Wave vs. A-cat [Re: Mary] #187385
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Thanks Mary!


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