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freeform

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    gaffer racing and boatbuilding
  1. On my 12' cat they do both jobs just fine
  2. Just a couple of ideas. 25 mins to launch and rig for a trip is a bit ambitious for a cat boat if it has the rig to be safe for us oldies .As it has a relativity large single sail you need to be able to reef fast .This means lazy jacks to hold up the boom and single line reefing for each reef to keep you in the cockpit and in control.The wide shallow beam of a cat boat allows it to side slip in a big gust but you have to be careful when running to keep the boom aft of the mast at all times or the boat will steer you .Gaff rig gives a short mast and with a tabernacle could be trailed ready rigged