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How ya like this Jim Betts built, Tom Wylie designed 60'

 

ryley

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a 60' daysailer with almost no interior. I love Wylie cats, but this one is just a little *too* purpose built for my tastes. Fortunately, he didn't design it for my tastes and I'm sure the new owner is going to be thrilled.

 

BobJ

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What's up with those stanchions for the mainsheets?
To gybe the WylieCat's wishbone rig you have to do a massive S-turn (90-180-90).  When you finally get the boom to come across, everything aft is a target for the miles of slack mainsheet.  My assumption is they're trying to keep more of that carnage above cockpit level.  Or maybe they have seatbelt-like retractors in them.

I'm not a fan.

 
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P_Wop

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I like it.  For a day sailer on SF Bay, this looks ideal.  I bet it gets used much more for the casual one or two person outing than many more traditional boats.

Below, all you need is space for a cooler (or a built-in fridge), a tiny galley, a head for your invited guest, and a reasonable bunk forward "for afters".

 

Monkey

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I like it.  For a day sailer on SF Bay, this looks ideal.  I bet it gets used much more for the casual one or two person outing than many more traditional boats.

Below, all you need is space for a cooler (or a built-in fridge), a tiny galley, a head for your invited guest, and a reasonable bunk forward "for afters".
On a sixty footer?!?  

 

casc27

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"Hi Tom, my bank account has gotten a bit too fat but I only want to go day sailing now that I am old. What can you do to help lighten my financial burden?"

"Well, I've been working on a new slogan: give me 15 minutes with a blank design sheet could cost you a cool million."

Edit -- I kind of like it but too bad it has a forestay. A big kite on an unfettered pole always seemed an interesting proposition for singlehanded work.

 
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El Borracho

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To gybe the WylieCat's wishbone rig you have to do a massive S-turn (90-180-90).  When you finally get the boom to come across, everything aft is a target for the miles of slack mainsheet.  My assumption is they're trying to keep more of that carnage above cockpit level.  Or maybe they have seatbelt-like retractors in them.

I'm not a fan.
Is that right? Painful. Cannot centerline with a boned mainsheet and then coerce the rag across? Sad.

Otherwise, I'd be cashing in my Bitcoin to buy one. They don't show the interior. Better be some bunks aft for the occaisional overnight delivery. One Stabbin'Cabin fwd is not enough.

 

Monkey

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It's more of a slim 40-footer that's been stretched.
I get it, it just seems weird to me on a boat that big that isn’t a purpose built racer. I spent a few summers more or less living on an SC70, and I found it amusing we didn’t have a shower, but the little 30 footer down the dock did. 

 

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To gybe the WylieCat's wishbone rig you have to do a massive S-turn (90-180-90).  When you finally get the boom to come across, everything aft is a target for the miles of slack mainsheet.  My assumption is they're trying to keep more of that carnage above cockpit level.  Or maybe they have seatbelt-like retractors in them.

I'm not a fan.
can't you just chicken gybe?

 

Chris in Santa Cruz CA

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we sailed the wyliecat 30 in 15 plus and we gybed and did nothing with the strings, the sail gybed from the top down very elegantly, no heavy shocks, now, we were only in like 5-8 apparent as we were moving along, I would think that translates

randy repass was a believer in the big cat rig, sailed the pacific, etc

if it has a powered reel halyard and and an autopilot, I would kill to do the Farralones race in that boat single handed.

 


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