Karl, I was waiting for it. And I love the way that boat looks and sails after watching your nice vid a while back. But the lack of used fx/ones just makes them a little more pricey. A 6-7K 20 is a little different than, well actually, I'm not sure what the Fx runs right now, but I know it's considerably more. And keep in mind I'll be on a NC teacher's salary, if things go as planned. How does the fx-one tolerate my kind of weight? I've read that the 17 is extremely sensitive to weight and I know they are different boats but how do they compare? I absolutely love the fact that it was designed as a single hander, which I prefer. Keep working at it though, I can be pretty impressionable when it comes to cats. I'd love to hear all the details that you have about it, I really do hope it takes of here in the US as one of the new single-handers. If I had my way I'd have a 16,18, fx-one, 20, tiger,.... well you get the idea. One for every day of the week. But I figure I have a while to decide and when I do I want to be as informed as possible. By the way, my girl is looking over my shoulder now and reminding me how obsessed I've become with this sport.
(she gives me crap because everytime I come down to spend time with her while she's been at UNCW I always bring my boat, and the time we spend together depends on the wind forecast
) (at least she's the understanding type
And Karl, you did a great job with that article in the last HOTLINE. It really makes me want to talk all the guys here in NC to getting the fleet (or making a new one) way more active. There is good water and wind here. They are here, it just doesn't seem that they are one. Or maybe I'm just not in the know.
Anyway, now I'm stealing my own thread. Any more thoughts about the 20?