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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:48 pm 
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I am looking for my next boat.
After a try, the Tandem Island has been ruled out (not fun enough).

I have tried the Weta, which is really fun and quite comfortable (at least much more than the HC 16 I usually sail on), but very wet (tropical water temperature not being an issue here).
I wil not be able to try the Getaway for there are none present here in Tahiti.
I intend to sail with wife and kids (all non-sailors except but one - older son - who is a hard-core sailor).
Between those two, which one is the most comfortable and the dryest ? I plan to buy a new Getaway with wings

Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:06 pm 
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Winged cats are the bees knees. Way drier and more comfortable than a H16. The wings also make the cat very spacious.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:34 pm 
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I know nothing about the Weta. My Getaway is pretty dry. The forward tramp is pretty wet, but sitting on the wings keeps everything but your legs from getting splashed, unless it's a really wild and windy day.
What's the capacity of the Weta? The Getaway is rated for 6 adults or 900 pounds. I've had 4 adults and 3 smaller kids on it, with plenty of room for all, and little loss of performance.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:43 pm 
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Next to the Weta, any cat is dry as a chip.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:10 am 
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Movie is worth a 1000 words. Watch the front guy in the weta (me) on the last 4 minutes of the movie. Truly fire hose action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHUfTKXL_04

Then watch same two guys in my hobie Getaway in very similar conditions on the same patch of water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY80UB5iVFo

Weta's are fun, but you need a dry suit.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:25 am 
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I think TP answered it! I didn't know Weta's are that small. Yeah, the Getaway has a lot more room, and is much dryer.

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"Firefly" - 2012 Hobie Getaway with wings and spinnaker
"Sparky" - 1978 Sunfish (OK, it's not a Hobie, but it's a fun little craft)
Too many canoes and kayaks


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