There has actually never been a sailboat a lot more basic to set-up, sail, or transportation. The SeaEagle SailCat 14sc analyzes just 97-lbs. It is virtually upkeep free, and stuffs into 2 nylon carry/storage bags. Do Not be deceived, nevertheless, by it's lightweight. This sailboat can sail! All elements are constructed of the finest materials and are designe to take lots of misuse.
Common hard-hull rafts have substantial downsides: most call for trailers, upkeep, and storage space, are difficult to master, and are normally fairly pricey. The Sea Eagle 12-foot inflatable SailCat, by comparison, is basic and fun for novices and family members to sail, with an expense that's roughly six times much less than a standard catamaran. Unlike various other rafts, the SailCat utilizes a lateen rig, the simplest and easiest-to-use sail rig layout around. The lateen rig sporting activities simply 2 lines-- one to raise the sail and one to trim it-- implying new seafarers, featuring pre-teens, will return from a day on the waves with smiles on their faces. It's a significant distinction from traditional rigging, which is a complicated internet that beginners cannot want to take care of confidently without years of technique and pricey cruising lessons.
The SailCat is simple to set up, with a patent-pending folding structure that includes rugged yet light aluminum slats and slide-in underbars. To make use of, just unpack and spread out the SailCat-- the entire point packs properly into 2 bags that store in your auto trunk-- pump up, and go cruising. As the hulls pump up, air pressure will clamp all the elements tightly together to make the SailCat firm and tight as a drum. You'll go from your auto trunk to out on the water in much less than 12 mins.
Suggestioning the scales at simply 97 pounds completely rigged, the SailCat is simple to carry when crammed its bags and even completely rigged. Yet don't let the full weight moron you, as this is one rugged little sailboat. You can sail anywhere with confidence in the SailCat, from streams to pools to the sea. The hulls are made of 1,000-denier "crocodile hide" product-- the very same used in Sea Eagle's high-performance Sporting activity Runabouts-- while the mast and hardware are made of nautical-grade, anodized light weight aluminum, a very specialized alloy that integrates lightweight, tremendous durability, and a superior resistance to corrosion also from seawater. Most importantly, the SailCat needs just a light hosing at the end of cruising period for upkeep.
Various other information consist of three light weight aluminum cross benches, 45 square feet of sail, a foot pump, 2 cushions, and an oar collection. The SailCat, which holds up to 4 folks (right up to 1,000 pounds max), gauges 168 by 60 inches (W x L) and supplies a wind ranking of 0 to 25 miles per hr. It's likewise backed by a three-year service warranty.
Inflatable 12-foot catamaran designed for four people (up to 1,000 pounds max) Patent-pending folding frame packs neatly into two bags for easy car transport Simple, easy-to-use lateen rig; sturdy 1,000-denier "crocodile hide" material Three aluminum cross benches with two cushions; includes foot pump for inflation Measures 168 x 60 inches (W x L) and weighs 97 pounds; three-year warranty