[MHml] Cat vs. Tri
badley at sunshine.net
Mon Nov 6 02:02:02 EST 2006
As the owner of both a J24 and a Nonsuch 30 I feel somewhat compelled
The Nonsuch is an amazing cruiser. Fast, comfortable and very easy to
handle. Points higher and generally sails way better than any 30 foot
long, 12 foot wide and 14,000 pound boat has any right to. Boring as
church to sail. The Wylie designs are far superior and a much better
The J24 is a great closed course racer. Almost impossible to beat on
PHRF (so long as you go the right way). The entire boat is a dinosaur.
Sails are expensive. I don't see it as a rig for a "fast" boat. Better
to start with the new Tornado rig, in my opinion.
On 3-Nov-06, at 4:02 PM, Matt Lawrence wrote:
> I had a chance to sail a Nonsuch 30 for a weekend several years ago.
> simplicity and ease of operation was truly amazing. For the type of
> sailing I want to do, I am sold on unstayed rigs.
> -- Matt
> It's not what I know that counts.
> It's what I can remember in time to use.
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