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Old 31-08-2009, 00:38   #16
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You guys are turning a survival thread into a mono vs cat thread. I my self love ALL boats... cats, mono's, motor, fishing, little, big, mega, fast, slow and pretty much anything that floats...including inner-tubes. So lets get back to the point and discuss how bad-ass these guys are for surviving eight days on an overturned boat at sea.
Ditto that...Ditto that
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Why didn't they set off their EPIRB?

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I've heard most Cat owners keep the EPIRB near the nav station... ie underwater when submerged... or they keep it in the 'other' hull!!!!!!

Cats need 2 EPIRBS: 1 next to each emergency hatch.
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So, is this a sailing boat or a power cat? Seems to me it's posted in the wrong place?

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Good point, Sandy. I've moved it from "Multihull Sailboats" to this forum.



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Old 31-08-2009, 07:47   #19
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I read they were drinking water through a hose. The water being stored in a water tank">fresh water tank for washdowns. One complained it tasted a wee bit of fuel. They had gum, and crackers to eat......i2f
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hey guys, this is NOT a sailboat, mono or catamaran, or even a power yacht - it is a 23ft run-about fishing boat with a W-hull. You have probably seen them at local boat launching ramps, inverted V center section which simulates a catamaran. Think a large capital letter "W". They are reviewed in the fishing boat rags as having too low a center section that at high speed - 40 mph - can slap and bounce the boat out of control. They were not recommended for offshore fishing.
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- - I did not know Cruisers Forum was covering run-about outboard fishing boats?
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The boat was a powder boat. Here's one like it:

Like New SeaChaser 230 Catamaran with Twin 150 Yamaha's

Why one would go into the Gulf of Mexico these days without an EPIRB is beyond me. I've sailed all over the western hemisphere - the Gulf can be one of the most uncomfortable places, in a very short time. I'd rather be in that boat off the coast of New Jersey than the Texas Coast.
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So, is this a sailing boat or a power cat? Seems to me it's posted in the wrong place?

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WoW...you have a keen eye/ good point...
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