The weight is close to a Getaway, but the sail area is smaller. I look at the hull shape and modern sail plan as an advantage. You should also be able to double trapeze on the T2, so top end... I believe the T2 will be faster. Light air? A wash or possibly Getaway.
A Hobie 16 it is not. Heavier, less sail. It is a LOT less money and MUCH more durable though.
One thing we struggled with are the replaceable keels. The keels are not on a horizontal plane, so adding wide flat wear strips causes disruption in water flow, so we opted to change that to a shorter keel-width wear strip at the rear of the keel. The boat sails more smoothly without the wear strips in place.
Thanks a million for this "executive summary," Matt
! Very helpful insight and details.
You might want to move the T2 Thread in Open Forum
over here too. That way we'll have all the T2 info and discussion in the right place!
I was pondering a clean H17 or a rare FX one. But for my purposes, the T2 is likely a more reasonable -- and no longer hypothetical -- choice.