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Old 16-06-2011, 07:59   #46
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those kites would be nice on the power cats i have seen.
The cost of those kites would buy a lot of fuel
For me, about 20,000nm worth.
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Old 16-06-2011, 08:16   #47
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A power cat seems like a good alternative to a trawler. Has anyone done a transaltantic on one? You're not likely to get a blowdown with no sail. You would have to find places to store that much fuel. With two hulls you wouldn't need as much stabilization as a trawler...
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Motorsailers don't do either well, but this is more trawler than sail and my guess is that it eases up on the fuel consumption giving it longer legs. Most Bruce Roberts designs have sail options, however strange it may seem.
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A power cat seems like a good alternative to a trawler. Has anyone done a transaltantic on one? You're not likely to get a blowdown with no sail. You would have to find places to store that much fuel. With two hulls you wouldn't need as much stabilization as a trawler...
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An article earlier this spring in the highly regarded BYMNews.com website reports that several Leopard 37 Powercats were delivered on their own bottoms, transatlantic, from their South African builder to the Caribbean islands in advance of this year’s charter season. On one delivery, captain Piet Schepers and two crewmates delivered a Leopard 37 Powercat from Robertson and Caine’s Capetown, South Africa factory to Tortola, BVI.

The 37 Powercat, according to BYMNews, was loaded with 633 gallons of fuel, 32 gallons of water and additional gear. BYM reports that the boat traveled 1,740 NM before refueling at St. Helena, and then ran an additional 2,k559 NM to Brazil. The last 2,335 NM leg brought the boat to Tortola, with total travel time of less than one month. The article says the boat encountered winds to 35 mph and significant seas.
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Schepers and his crew also found the Leopard 37 to be very fuel-efficient. At the outset of their voyage, they encountered winds of 35 miles per hour across the beam and 12 to 15-foot waves.
With one motor averaging 2,200 rpm, they cruised along at 8 miles per hour and consumed 0.3 gallons of diesel per mile. The pleased captain reported topping 17 miles per hour at times when the Leopard 37 surfed down waves.
Eventually, they settled into their groove with their engine revving at 1,800 rpm, and the boat clipping along at 7 miles per hour and consuming a quart per hour.
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Hmmmmmm

My son did this from Cape Town to Bahamas on a leopard 37 ....... It wasn't that stable .....
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My son did this from Cape Town to Bahamas on a leopard 37 ....... It wasn't that stable .....
Compared to what?
Monohull with toe rails in the water?

Perhaps you can tell us more about its lack of stability.
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Compared to what?
Monohull with toe rails in the water?

Perhaps you can tell us more about its lack of stability.
I wouldn't know about the monohull.

The hulls sit very close together, the underside clearance is very low so prone to bashing by swells, sits tall for being narrow so rolls a lot.

The bigger leopard powercat is a different animal all together - handles the open sea with great stability
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precisely, please tell me they had a blog? i do expedited hot shot, coast to coast.
plan is 2 working year while living on the boat, then i do a drake and Antarctica jaunt, come up the west coast, work from CA for a year before my world tour. very cool to know someone else has done it.
Are you familar with this catamaran blog...from building it in SA to long range cruising up the east coats of USA, back down, and now down central America to Panama?

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The PDQ 34 is a particularly notable loss. PDQ worked on it over several years, made incremental improvements. Great boat, well made, quite efficient, but the company couldn't make a profit when the economy went out from underneath them.

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