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#57197 - 09/15/05 07:06 AM Help w/1st Cat purchase  
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Hello, I am just getting into sailing and would like to purchase my first Cat. My wife & I would like something that we could use for social week end sailing & eventually for regattas. I am a little confused about all the different kinds of Cats available & features.......I think I have narrowed it down to a few but would appreciate some advice from experienced sailors before I buy. I have been reading about the Hobie 16, Getaway, Wave...the Narca models & the G-Cat's. What are the pro's & con's of each? which company & model has the best rep for quality? Is most of the sailing at the beach or is there any sailing done on local lakes around here? Is there any place around the Tampa Bay area that We could rent any of these Cats to try out before we buy? I live in Tampa Bay so I would be sailing around this area mostly. Sorry about all the "newbie" questions, any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks ArchAngel

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#57198 - 09/17/05 03:36 PM Re: Help w/1st Cat purchase [Re: ArchAngel]  
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Where are you located? Come by the Dunedin Causeway on Sunday and ask questions of the local heros. Saturday had lots of boats and good air. Sunday should be the same. You'll get a lot more info in an afternoon there than a month on a forum.

See you Sunday!


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