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  • The 17 is 8.5, but I need a rich benefactor

    Length: 5.25m (17.2ft.)

    Width: 2.6m (8.5ft.)

    Main sail area: 17m²

    Jib surface: 4m²

    Gennaker surface (optional): 19-21m²

    Weight: 159kg (350lbs)

    Mast height: 9m (29.5ft.)

    Construction: Fiberglass / foam sandwich (vinylester resin)

    Capacity: 1-3 people

    Vrsion SPOR
    Centerboard

    Pentex Main and jib

    Auto tacking jib

    Gennaker on continous furler



    Price: 28 995$ +tx



    Edited by carl2 on Sep 19, 2018 - 12:47 PM.
  • MN3you can't buy new t hulls

    I know where a set of Tornado molds live... anything is possible. How much money have you?

    Randii
  • randii
    MN3you can't buy new t hulls

    I know where a set of Tornado molds live... anything is possible. How much money have you?

    Randii

    Haha, i have 4 sound hulls currently ... not in the market for hulls
    (esp from another type of cat)
  • MN3

    you can't buy new t hulls


    Yes you can.... Mastrom will gladly do a special order... you may pay an arm and a leg and it may take a while..... but......

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    John Schwartz
    Ventura, CA
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  • MN3
    cholley12Na....ill just buy a tornado for my next one


    you can't buy new t hulls
    you can buy a new mystere

    (and mystere's were designed by Reg White, originally Tornado trainers, and don't have 10' beams to deal w)

    ymmvEdited by MN3 on Sep 19, 2018 - 11:17 AM.


    Very true, but the Mysteres never did well here. I really like the design, but not impressed with results.

    Regarding the hull molds, I wouldn't do it. I've raced a Prindle 19 or 18-2 since 1990. I have never been impressed with the lack of buoyancy in the bows. The Tornado has a lot better volume up front. An idea would be to make a Tornado 8-1/2' wide. Stick double traps on it and go have fun. The lack of flaps on the P's is annoying. I originally bought a P-19 because I could build my own sails and the class shift was going from the 5.8 to the 19. I think that if someone loved the 19 or 18-2 enough to build hulls, just buy another boat and keep for spares.

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    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
    --
  • [quote=texastuma][quote=MN3]
    cholley12 Very true, but the Mysteres never did well here. I really like the design, but not impressed with results.


    we must be seeking different results :)
    http://asnstudios.com/images/zack.jpg

    http://asnstudios.com/images/wing-fly.jpg
    (pics are my buddy zack)

    if you're talking fleet racing ... they had their day in the 90's... and haven't been competitive since
    but for an all around fast & fun cat ... it's won me over



    Edited by MN3 on Sep 20, 2018 - 06:15 PM.
  • texastuma

    I have never been impressed with the lack of buoyancy in the bows.


    I sort of disagree with this on the 18-2.... There are two boats I really had to work at getting them pitch-pole the 18-2 was on of them... I am on my third one now.... the other was a NACRA 5.8NA with two overweight slobs (me being one of them icon_lol ) literately siting forward of the main/front beam, block to block on a screaming beam reach into the face of a wave....

    AAMOF, to really get the 18-2 going I have found putting the weight of the skipper forward of the shroud and the crew straddling and/or forward of the main beam seems to be it's sweet spot for the 18-2.... (Darn it... I just reveled one of my race secrets....)



    Edited by JohnES on Sep 20, 2018 - 06:30 PM.

    --
    John Schwartz
    Ventura, CA
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  • Other than catastrophic damage, or complete foam deterioration, a good glass shop can make a hull almost as good as new, maybe a little extra weight but nothing that can be a deal breaker. People would normally balk at the idea of doing a high $$$ glass\gel coat job on a Prindle 18, but you like what you like. I did it on my Gcat 5.7 and couldn't be happier.
  • JohnES
    texastuma

    I have never been impressed with the lack of buoyancy in the bows.


    I sort of disagree with this on the 18-2.... There are two boats I really had to work at getting them pitch-pole the 18-2 was on of them... I am on my third one now.... the other was a NACRA 5.8NA with two overweight slobs (me being one of them icon_lol ) literately siting forward of the main/front beam, block to block on a screaming beam reach into the face of a wave....

    AAMOF, to really get the 18-2 going I have found putting the weight of the skipper forward of the shroud and the crew straddling and/or forward of the main beam seems to be it's sweet spot for the 18-2.... (Darn it... I just reveled one of my race secrets....)Edited by JohnES on Sep 20, 2018 - 06:30 PM.


    I agree on the Nacra. I had 2 5.8's and raced a 6.0. Have a friend who had a 5.2 and we would be double trapped on a reach, both run forward and see how much mud we get on the bows. Clear Lake is about 4-6' deep where we were sailing. We usually got mud up to the bridle. I'm running a modified 18-2 now. In winds under 15-18, I'll sit shroud-ish with going forward as far as I can as the wind decreases. But, in wind >20 knots, I could easily pitch the 18-2 off the wind. She gets very squirrely in 25+ knot wind. I have to work the helm a lot to not trip over the backside of waves. The worst I have done on this one is stick it vertical in 33 knots of wind. Being 10' wide, capsizing is not an option. The flat decks are not forgiving at all.

    --
    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
    --
  • [quote=MN3][quote=texastuma]
    MN3
    cholley12 Very true, but the Mysteres never did well here. I really like the design, but not impressed with results.


    we must be seeking different results :)
    http://asnstudios.com/images/zack.jpg

    http://asnstudios.com/images/wing-fly.jpg
    (pics are my buddy zack)

    if you're talking fleet racing ... they had their day in the 90's... and haven't been competitive since
    but for an all around fast & fun cat ... it's won me overEdited by MN3 on Sep 20, 2018 - 06:15 PM.


    We only had one boat here, and I do not recall their experience. I would still like to sail one, like I said, I have been very impressed with the design.

    --
    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
    --
  • QuoteWe only had one boat here, and I do not recall their experience. I would still like to sail one, like I said, I have been very impressed with the design.

    in our very unregulated local races the mystere 6.0 was competitive in (portsmith) distance racing with the nacra 6.0 when skippered well. of course portsmith distance racing is a bit of an oxymoron as portsmith racing was developed for racing around marks - not distance racing . but that's how they roll around here

    as a non racer - it has everything i want. lots of volume, spin, big tramp area (comparatively) and centerboards

    so nice i've bought 3 of them so far
  • In San Diego, 1991 Prindle 19 Hulls, Tramp, Dagger Boards, etc available at a great value



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  • In San Diego, 1991 Prindle 19 Hulls, Tramp, Dagger Boards, etc available at a great value
  • jalexOther than catastrophic damage, or complete foam deterioration, a good glass shop can make a hull almost as good as new, maybe a little extra weight but nothing that can be a deal breaker. People would normally balk at the idea of doing a high $$$ glass\gel coat job on a Prindle 18, but you like what you like. I did it on my Gcat 5.7 and couldn't be happier.

    Can you share where you got the glass work done?

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    G-Cat 5.7
    Sarasota
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  • 1991 19' Prindle Hull, Trampoline, Mast, Boom, Dagger Boards and Accessories available in San Diego
  • 1991 19ft Prindel Hulls, Tramp, Mast, Boom,etc avail in San Diego

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