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Old 14-06-2013, 13:38   #16
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Re: Orana 44 with Every Problem Imaginable

Here Here that is very true!
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Old 14-06-2013, 14:51   #17
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First boats of new models often have many problems. Yes, it is the manufacturer's fault - most of the problems I have seen are due to cutting corners in engineering, design and outfitting, and the others are due to trying to build cost effective condominiums for charter company business plans more than seaworthy boats.

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I agree that this is certainly true, but it makes one wonder how a company that has built 2000+ catamarans can turn out crap on a new model. Reading how the Orana replacement, the Helia, has crap dinghy davits and the aft mooring cleats are inferior makes one think the manufacturer hires a completely new crew for each new model, design, engineering and manufacturing! Why doesn't the wisdom gained on one model move to the next????? Amazing!!!
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I agree that this is certainly true, but it makes one wonder how a company that has built 2000+ catamarans can turn out crap on a new model. Reading how the Orana replacement, the Helia, has crap dinghy davits and the aft mooring cleats are inferior makes one think the manufacturer hires a completely new crew for each new model, design, engineering and manufacturing! Why doesn't the wisdom gained on one model move to the next????? Amazing!!!
While presently cruising north we had a brand new Helia coming next to us @ Urangan , I of course had a good look at it , the control system for the furling line of the Genoa is an absolute joke and looks like a badly done DYI made by a 4 year old . The angle od the line was wrong , the fittings are what you would expect to see on a hobby cat .
But that's life I guess
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:08   #19
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Orana 44, a real piece of ****, sorry to sound rude, 20n ft close to my boat a 2010 Orana full of blisters ... Awful...
You better watch out... Blisters are contagious...
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They aren't if you build with appropriate resins
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