David Wilkins



Yes this is my first cat.  I learned how to sail in a 10ft dingy about 5 years ago now.  I always wanted to get a faster boat but did not have the money as I was in school.  I went to Australia a few years back and rented a hobie 16 and fell in love with the idea of a catamaran.  I had been looking for the past couple of years and still found hobbies to be way over priced. Then a week ago I came across my first Venture for sale at the side of the road. I pulled over and talked to the guy for a bit about the boat. It looked in great shape and the price was right so I came back to buy it a couple of days later. That day (Aug 22, 09)  I took it out for the first time.  Everything on the boat was in near perfect condition and the boat had been kept indoors every winter since new.  I will need to re finish the rudders over the winter as they are a bit rough. Also the water tight compartments seal is gone.
The wind was light and I had to launch at a boat launch about 5 kms up the lake from the cottage but the boat handled beautifully.
I can not wait for a little stronger wind to see how she goes.





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