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    Posted: 26 Apr 05 at 6:26pm
I have seen a Hobie Tiger for sale, and wondering what the pros and cons are with these.  It would be sailed off a beach with a bit of chop.  Also what sort of price would a good condition 5 year old one be worth? Any info greatly appreciated.
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is it for serious racing or just to mess about in?
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Bit of club racing, and some messing. Nothing too serious as it would be my first cat.
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get a hurricane 5.9 best value for money if u want a beach cat/ fast racer value for money boat as it has centre boards not dagger so little damage if u hit things on the way in. They are surprisingly cheap and with the money saved buy new sails as thats all you need to get it going.

if you fancy 3 sails you can get an sx kit with self tacking jib

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Hi Mate,

Tiger would be a great boat.  You could sail at club level or race in F-18 or Hobie Tiger Class.  Great boat to sail, pretty quick, well established and you will learn heaps from the class.  Plenty of big guns in the class as well as punters.  I too am looking at the F-18 class and shelfing the Big T for a while.

In Oz an new Tiger is about $25,000 Australian for a new boat ready to race with beach rollers and trailer.  A boat 1 year old or less are going for around $20,000.  I would expect to pay for a 5 year old boat between $12,000 to $15,000 depending on condition.

Do your sums and calculate in your local currency.  Your local market could be quiet different to ours.  Demand for an F-18 in OZ is large and second hand market is small.  Your market may have more boats available and prices cheaper.

The F-18 class is the smartest move any cat sailor could make anywhere around the world.

Hope this helps and good sailing to you.

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Thanks for the info guys.  Hopefully I will be able to get on the water this summer for a blast!
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hobie tigers look awesome
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have you considered a spitfire?  they look like fun
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Originally posted by carshalton fc

have you considered a spitfire?  they look like
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Or perhaps some single handed sailing ?  I've an Inter 17 for sale (it's in the next issue of the mag BTW)
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