musicman, are you saying that the crew and skipper bungies should actually cross each other under the lip? I don't think my boat is set up that way, but it seems like that setup would make them more likely to bind against one another... I don't really have any complaints with mine, so I think it's a minor difference in any case.
Roblox, I'm actually in Cleveland, though I keep my boat in Buffalo. I don't have the space for it where I am, and beach/marina storage is expensive. It's a shame that there isn't an active club closer. The club in ~Angola, NY is almost as close as the one in Toledo! Do you plan on sailing your boat on Lake Erie, or on a smaller lake out by you?
Coming into the summer months, I keep pretty busy, but if you're ever in the area, especially on a weekday, I'd be happy to lend a hand.
I'm actually planning on sailing at a lake near me called Charles Mill Lake. There is a sailing club on the lake although not specifically a catamaran club but they do have outdoor storage year round if you're a member. I think it's like $300 for membership and $100 for storage vs $600 that the marina on that lake wants to store a boat.
There is also a Catamaran club near Columbus I think in a town called Westerville. That's the closest dedicated catamaran club to me that I know of. It's an hour away though but it might be worth it to have a club member sail with us to show us some proper techniques.