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Old 08-09-2015, 06:14   #151
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Like Boatie says, hang around Bluewaters. I'd far rather hear from those who have been there & survived. Glad to hear you're back at it.
Thank you, I might just do what Boaty suggested and hang around to laugh at the armchair critics.
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What catamaran did you get?

You do realize that catamarans wind up the armchair critics just as much as Beneteaus, don't you? Maybe even more so.

If Hunter made a catamaran, there would be apoplexy all over these boards…

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What catamaran did you get?

You do realize that catamarans wind up the armchair critics just as much as Beneteaus, don't you? Maybe even more so.

If Hunter made a catamaran, there would be apoplexy all over these boards…

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Haha, a Hunter Catamaran would cause extreme apoplexy for sure!

I am very aware of the banter between monos and Cats (and Hunters) lol. We couldn't afford much but we sold our Seidelmann 37 monohull and managed to buy an Endeavourcat 30 with the proceeds. Progress is slow but we will get there.
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Haha, a Hunter Catamaran would cause extreme apoplexy for sure!

I am very aware of the banter between monos and Cats (and Hunters) lol. We couldn't afford much but we sold our Seidelmann 37 monohull and managed to buy an Endeavourcat 30 with the proceeds. Progress is slow but we will get there.
Bluewaters.. Glad you are back out there.. I think I said it in the past, but I will say it again. Thanks for posting the video, its my goto memory when I need to be reminded that "cooler heads prevail".

Hope to see you out there!
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Re: The Blue Pearl Sinking

Howdy Bluewater!

I am a relatively new member here, but have watched the video several times and found it helpful to understanding some important things. Thanks for sharing it when you did. I hope you will stick around. The Endeavourcat should prove fun in those areas you cruise.

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:51   #156
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Welcome back Bluewaters:

FWIW, I think it is inspirational for many to see what happened, and how perseveringly you both have come back from what had to be a traumatic end to a voyage.

Good on ya.

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Haha, a Hunter Catamaran would cause extreme apoplexy for sure!

I am very aware of the banter between monos and Cats (and Hunters) lol. We couldn't afford much but we sold our Seidelmann 37 monohull and managed to buy an Endeavourcat 30 with the proceeds. Progress is slow but we will get there.
Great spirit! Well handled evac and rescue on your previous craft. All survived to sail again and this is what you are doing! I hope to see you aboard the Ocean Wave one day. Bravo!
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Like Boatie says, hang around Bluewaters. I'd far rather hear from those who have been there & survived. Glad to hear you're back at it.
+1 what PrairieChicken said. Welcome back.
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Six or seven pages into this thread and I have yet to see the word "unseaworthy." Much discussion of largely superfluous items...the tabbing, the shelf, rudder tube, watertight bulkheads, and on and on. Please forgive me for saying it, but the real problem here is an unseaworthy design built using too light scantlings.

I am very glad you survived, but electronic communication and outside assistance cannot reliably overcome bad design and construction.

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And now I read the rest of the thread only to find your next choice for ocean cruising is a ...catamaran?

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Hello, Paul,

I do understand your point relative to sturdy construction. However, it is Blue Pearl's choice, and after having two monohulls sink out from under them, the concept of an "unsinkable" cat would have a certain appeal. I know cats can be sunk, but I think that the sheer trauma of the loss of the previous vessels makes the catamaran choice extremely understandable.

Actually, I think they're brave to continue cruising after such a setback.

Sometimes logic only takes you so far, and you have to reach out with your compassion to understand something apparently illogical, especially if it is contrary to the way you tend to consider things. It's all too easy to get hung up in the rightness of one's own opinion and forget to cut the other guy some slack.

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Hello, Paul,

I do understand your point relative to sturdy construction. However, it is Blue Pearl's choice, and after having two monohulls sink out from under them, the concept of an "unsinkable" cat would have a certain appeal. I know cats can be sunk, but I think that the sheer trauma of the loss of the previous vessels makes the catamaran choice extremely understandable.

Actually, I think they're brave to continue cruising after such a setback.

Sometimes logic only takes you so far, and you have to reach out with your compassion to understand something apparently illogical, especially if it is contrary to the way you tend to consider things. It's all too easy to get hung up in the rightness of one's own opinion and forget to cut the other guy some slack.

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I think Paul was gently pulling Bluewaters chain there..😁😉
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Ann, you call them brave. Other adjectives come to my mind.

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[QUOTE=Paul J. Nolan;1954442]Ann, you call them brave. Other adjectives come to my mind.



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Ann, you call them brave. Other adjectives come to my mind.

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I think it would be interesting if you could enlighten us all as to exactly what the other adjectives are that come to your mind.

I have never thought of myself and the admiral as being "brave" although we have been described that way by friends and acquaintances that don't cruise. It is just something you do that you enjoy. It may be a bit more hazardous than some things but in reality I am very concerned every time I get in a car to drive somewhere. But I don't think I am brave to drive.

Bluewaters - good on ya'. Keep on going and keep on enjoying. It would be great meeting with you some day at a potluck on a beach somewhere. Never any armchair quarterbacks out there. Catamaran or monomaran, it's all good.
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