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Old 12-10-2015, 11:10   #31
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Eric, I'm glad you've returned and that all is well with your family. 'looking forward to hearing about what you'll find as a new boat.
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Believe it or not the rescue guys took the wheel, it's sitting in their hangar up near San Francisco.
Welcome back You and your family had been in the same marina in SD where I had my boat for a little while. Heard about your adventures from Kathy shortly after you left so it was really sad to hear about the loss of your boat.

As to the wheel, a couple of friends are rescue swimmers in CG SF. Let me know if you'd like me to ask them about it....
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Hello RH,
Happy to see you boat shopping again. Although I haven't met you yet, my sister Lisa and her husband Buck were slipped next to you in SD before you left and had nothing but good things to say about your family.

I have been wanting to sell our house and everything else to buy a boat and take-off to ???? My 2 daughters are ready and I think my wife is almost on board.

I'll let Lisa know you are on CF, best wishes

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Or did you mean to say tenant? If so, are you saying you're glad I am not your tenant because I made an observation that boats by their very nature are transient and have a way of appearing and disappearing without notice?

Well, okay. Good on ya!

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Welcome back Eric, how are the little halyard climbers doing, bet they are growing like weeds.

On twin screws, at the academy my freshman year it was a single screw vessel, learned to use spring lines and your crew. 2nd year twin screw, what a walk in the park and the prop separation isn't as near the distance of a cat. My senior year's thesis was on minimum wetted surface vessels and at that time the ferries in the UK were just starting to use them and I had a lot of info from those UK companies for my paper. Not only was the average speed of passage was higher, fuel burn lower, but ship's stores realized that there was a large drop in the need for seasickness bags. Ask atoll, I think by now his ferry service in the UK has probably all switched to cats.

Now for cruising I'm torn between a cat and tri. For passages would prefer the tri, for time on the hook I'd want the room of the cat. Either of course is very sensitive to weight and its placement.

Which boats are you currently leaning towards? I used the word "leaning" because as a cat or tri owner you won't have many usages for that word any more.

Again, glad to see you back, you Charlotte and the girls have a lot of friends here and we all want to see you enjoy the cruising lifestyle. The girls benefit so much from both the experience and the serious time spent with you. Keep us posted as to your plans.
Bob!

Hey good to hear/read from you again!

The maxim/voyage 38, privilege, and lagoons seem to be showing up over and over again. I've seen some other ones that have the price/size/layout I'm looking for, but I haven't really scouted out the "bluewaterness" of them.

I honestly haven't considered a tri; the few I've been on are fast but just so damn small. I think a tri for our space requirements would be *huge*. The "small" ~40' cats seem like a hell of a lot of boat that still seems manageable.
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Welcome back You and your family had been in the same marina in SD where I had my boat for a little while. Heard about your adventures from Kathy shortly after you left so it was really sad to hear about the loss of your boat.

As to the wheel, a couple of friends are rescue swimmers in CG SF. Let me know if you'd like me to ask them about it....
Oh I love Kathy! The whole crew over there at Sun Harbor is terrific; we're on the waiting list for a ball in America's Cup Harbor there, so hopefully we'll be back as quasi-sun-harbor-tenants fast enough.

I'd hate to take something back, but maybe when we get the new boat I may ask those guys if I can get the wheel back and mount it in the bulkhead. I'll have to get them a kegerator or something in return I imagine.
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Hello RH,
Happy to see you boat shopping again. Although I haven't met you yet, my sister Lisa and her husband Buck were slipped next to you in SD before you left and had nothing but good things to say about your family.

I have been wanting to sell our house and everything else to buy a boat and take-off to ???? My 2 daughters are ready and I think my wife is almost on board.

I'll let Lisa know you are on CF, best wishes

Mike
I remember them! Has your wife checked out Women Who Sail on facebook? I think nearly every sailing female is a member at this point, and it's got a whole different vibe than most of the typically male-dominated sailing community. There's a lot of great people on there, if your wife is interested.

Maybe we'll meet you out there; it's a small sailing community, and a *really* small sailing-with-kids community.
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Welcome back Eric .

Despite the sea being a harsh mistress, the addiction to hard to shake, isn't it . Hope you are back on the water soon.

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Welcome back...
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Welcome back. I was one of your avid followers. Was sad to read the unfortunate end of your voyage. But stuff happens. Our neighbors spent two years prepping their boat for their retirement cruise. Less than a month out they were dismasted and had to motor back.
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Bob!

Hey good to hear/read from you again!

The maxim/voyage 38, privilege, and lagoons seem to be showing up over and over again. I've seen some other ones that have the price/size/layout I'm looking for, but I haven't really scouted out the "bluewaterness" of them.

I honestly haven't considered a tri; the few I've been on are fast but just so damn small. I think a tri for our space requirements would be *huge*. The "small" ~40' cats seem like a hell of a lot of boat that still seems manageable.
I agree, a tri for just me works, but a family of 4, not such a good fit.

Of the production cats I like Catana and Outreamer. For custom builds Shuttleworth, Chris White, Grainger, Schionning, Roger Hill, Crowther to name a few. I know what your probably thinking, they all have the common denominator of being fast, which is true but I like them for cruising for the simple reason that when not going fast, rig loading is a fraction of that of a lower performance boat at the same boat speed. To double your speed you need 8 times the power from your sails with the accompanying stresses. So a heavy condo cat is at max stress at 12 kts whereas a proper performance cat at the same speed is seeing 1/8 of the loads. These performance cats do not carry much fuel because they are capable of sailing at or above wind speed up to 10 kt. So finicky little 5 kts of wind might give your old HC enough speed to maintain steerage, in a performance lightweight cat your ghosting along at 6 kt, not bad, huh?

It of course depends on your mission statement. For pure sailing on passages with minimum to zero fuel burn, a lightweight performance cat fills the bill. If motorsailing with 300 gallon fuel tanks is the choice, there are a lot of really plush production condo cats to choose from. A lot from the charter trades fit in the latter, but sometimes only have 60~90 gallons of fuel. With the lack of performance combined with < 90 gallons of fuel, long passages might produce a bit of range anxiety if the winds don't cooperate.
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Aloha Eric,
Last I saw you was on my journey with Martin in La Paz. I followed this forum and the news articles and was so happy that you and your family survived and are now ready to start shopping for your next adventure.
Sometimes dealing with Navy and the Coasties is a pain in the b--- but when you need them they are wonderful to have around.
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Welcome back, good to see you back. Yes we are here and onry as ever! :>)
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I knew you were thinking about dipping the toes again, because of a post you made on your blog a few days ago. Congrats on the new decision!

Good luck!
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Welcome back Eric.
Good to see you in the market for a new boat.
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