I'm relatively new to beach cats, just rented a couple. I'm looking at some 18's on craigslist. I want something fairly fast and with the potential to really push in the future as I get better. I'm looking at $1200 for an 18 in good condition or $3000 for an 18sx with wings, both have trailers. Is the sx worth the extra dough?
Any thoughts appreciated. I'm a fairly aggressive sailor and have done the everglades challenge in a small tri, now I want a little more go...
I checked out your tri one afternoon last year. I have an 18 (sans wings) I'm looking to sell. 18's would make a good EC boat as has been shown by several finishes. Good weight carriers too. Wings are a must for the EC in my opinion though, so I'd be much more inclined to go for that SX for 3k. I ended up doing a Tamanu hulled cat to really carry the weight though as without wings my 18 was overloaded with a week's gear + crew.