Easily trailerable catamaran weekend boat

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by cluttonfred, May 23, 2019.

  1. cluttonfred
    Joined: Mar 2014
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    cluttonfred Junior Member

    I have been considering a small, easily-trailerable (so about 8’ beam, no unfolding or extending) catamaran for daysailing four or occasional overnighting for two.

    Right now I am looking at Chat 18 by Richard Woods and Weekender by the late Thomas Firth Jones.

    Any thoughts on the pros and cons of those two boats and/or suggestions of other designs to consider?

    Cheers,

    Matthew

    PS—I would actually prefer a cat rig with just one sail and I am open to other styles like spritsail or standing lug.

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    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  2. oldmulti
    Joined: May 2019
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    Location: australia

    oldmulti Junior Member

    Hi
    Consider the Jarcat 5 meter or Jarcat 6 meter. Both are reasonable sailing boats. The 6 meter has more room and is faster. Jarcats are really well engineered and are simple of build.
     
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