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Old 30-10-2012, 13:59   #76
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Re: This May Sound Silly.... Mono Cat?

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Scoobert, a year ago I rather strongly suggested that you actually go sailing, on the ocean, in less than ideal conditions, before you go much farther along with your frequently-changing plans. Have you done that? Because, it doesn't sounds like you have.

Frankly, it sounds to me like you get a notion and then start pursuing it with great mental energy, without having sufficiently thought through the fundamental problems with your notion, first. This results in you flailing around in ultimately fruitless directions. And, you don't seem to want to listen to people who have lots more knowledge and experience.

If you want to end up like that fellow in post #32, then go for it. Tilt at all the windmills you want, but watching you do this is a lot like watching:



My advice?

First, find out if you both can, and enjoy, long distance sailing! Before you spend tons of money and make huge decisions you can't easily back away from.

Then, if the answer to #1 is yes, and yes, and you have $200K with which to do it, then go find a boat that will fit within your budget and still leave you with a sufficient cruising kitty. There are lots of available boats that will do the job. Might not be what you fantasize about, might not be as big, luxurious, fast, etc., but the sunsets are the same -- just keep that in mind.

But, seriously, Scoobert, you sound like you're wasting a lot of time and energy pursuing silly ideas that will only endanger yourself/others or spend your money in ways that won't give you what you want. So, unless you just enjoy giving those of us who derive voyeuristic pleasure from watching train wrecks more entertainment, then why not actually listen and think for a bit?

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i have made the final decision to not sail.
$10,000 for replacement sails would buy a lot of fuel, or solar panels.
well, i had thought of renting a cat this winter, but the wife cannot take that much time off. so we are doing a 3500 miles cruise, does that count? .

as for bad weather i had her scared to death this year in 12' seas in our 25' powerboat. and that was only in the lower hudson
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:16   #77
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Send that to Sandcrab.

I haven't seen him put it on the thread.
I like that boat, for the price. There's a 56' ish tri for sale on the hard that would be perfect for scoobi-doo. And less than $200K.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:17   #78
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I like that boat, for the price. There's a 56' ish tri for sale on the hard that would be perfect for scoobi-doo. And less than $200K.
i am avoiding fiberglass because this will be my boat for life.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:38   #79
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i am avoiding fiberglass because this will be my boat for life.
There may be reasons to use materials other than fiberglass, but one of them isn't how long it lasts. Usually the problem with fiberglass boats is what to do with them when they outlast their usefulness, not the other way around.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:54   #80
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If I remember correctly Richard has mentioned that he has never seen a home build larger than 40 foot splash. The time and cost realities just kill the projects before they ever get close to finished.
I hope you don't remember correctly! I'm not in the industry, but I DID launch my home built 44 foot cat, and I know several people who have launched the same and bigger home-built boats.

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I also know of several of these boats which have sold for considerably more than they cost to build. (Material costs.)

As for joining two 50 foot monohulls to make a cat.........
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Old 30-10-2012, 15:09   #81
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i ruled out fiberglass a long time ago.
all fiberglass has osmosis. they dont last forever.
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i have made the final decision to not sail.
$10,000 for replacement sails would buy a lot of fuel, or solar panels.
well, i had thought of renting a cat this winter, but the wife cannot take that much time off. so we are doing a 3500 miles cruise, does that count?
You don't have time to charter a cat for a couple of weeks but you do have time for a 3500 mile cruise in your 25' powerboat. She must be really, really fast
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Old 30-10-2012, 15:18   #83
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I hope you don't remember correctly! I'm not in the industry, but I DID launch my home built 44 foot cat, and I know several people who have launched the same and bigger home-built boats.

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I also know of several of these boats which have sold for considerably more than they cost to build. (Material costs.)

As for joining two 50 foot monohulls to make a cat.........
very nice. my next thread may very well be after we start construction next spring. i just had to see if this was feasible. i am thinking no...

if i may ask how did you transport it to the water? ours is going to be 27' wide, my personal feeling was to start it at the house and finish the two hulls, then finish the build at the water. its not practical to try and transport 27' wide boats in new york. the widest thing i have ever moved was 24' wide, and a nightmare.

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Old 30-10-2012, 16:49   #84
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You don't have time to charter a cat for a couple of weeks but you do have time for a 3500 mile cruise in your 25' powerboat. She must be really, really fast
lol top speed 45mph... thats only 78 hours!!! now the boat gets about 1 MPG flat out and with a 85 gallon tank that's only about 45 fill ups...
if the water was lake placid calm i bet i could beat the cruise ship...
going to be a bit nippy as it has no heat...
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lol top speed 45mph... thats only 78 hours!!! now the boat gets about 1 MPG flat out and with a 85 gallon tank that's only about 45 fill ups...
if the water was lake placid calm i bet i could beat the cruise ship...
going to be a bit nippy as it has no heat...

Sorry. Had to bite and I know you were kidding just now... Agreed, 45 fill ups. Where you gonna fill up 45 times in a 78 hour period. Open all night, floating fuel islands? ( my serious answer...)

My simple point, Scoobert.. I'm not entirely sure I know when you are kidding and when you are asking a serious question and expecting a serious answer.
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Old 30-10-2012, 19:20   #87
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i will run back to NJ each time, they have all night fueling. i could just do 3500 miles around the statue of liberty.
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i will run back to NJ each time, they have all night fueling. i could just do 3500 miles around the statue of liberty.
Many times I have headed out on a delivery with really sweet weather, I often consider heading back to top off. Cheers~
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