how well would a DUX inflatable cat sail?

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    http://www.duxboats.com/sport-boats/greatwhite-pd-550.html

    They seem to have nice full length keels. Would you need clabberboards make it sail worth a darn or would the existing keels be good for semi-sporty sailing?

    Obviously wouldn't win a race against a Hobie type cat, but would adding a sail be a fun sail boat, or would it be only good for 'get home' use?

    Just seems like having decent cat sailing ability on a DUX would make it a cool Do-it-all boat.

    even better if the sail/mast assembly could be easily configured as a bimi top. maybe a design compromise with sectional mast.
     
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    Something for nothing?

    Well not at that price.
     
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    Something like do-it-all-in-one in smaller size

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    but this boat has daggerboard
     
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    thx, the 19ft takes Outboard up to 31hp.

    probably better option than trying to rig sails/board on a high powered DUX, since 30hp sounds like plenty unless you're racing for money and wearing a helmet, w/safety crews at hand.
     

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