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Old 01-03-2011, 00:13   #1
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Antares 44 Flipping or Sinking ?

Hey all, I was looking around and I couldn't seem to find anything about the Antares 44 flipping or sinking etc. I saw few things on the old PDQ 32 but never the 44.

I am safe to assume that there has not been a major failure like this? That right there would be amazing.
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Old 01-03-2011, 00:59   #2
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Re: Antares 44 flipping or sinking?

I've never heard of an Antares going over, when a cat does go over it's rarely something to do with the design of the cat, usually when something does happen it's to do with mishandling by the skipper.
I have heard of it happening but I'm yet to meet someone it's actually happened to.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:41   #3
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I have never heard of the 44 or 42 flipping. Possible as JJB indicated but unlikely if sailed conservatively.

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Re: Antares 44 Flipping or Sinking ?

Nor have I; having said that, I wouldn't consider it amazing at all. It is a well designed cat with a relatively conservative rig that would tend to appeal to more conservative sailors. The reality is that VERY FEW cruising cats over 40 feet capsize - even ones that carry more sail and less displacement, or ones with higher CG's and higher CE's for the sailplan.

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LOL Sorry guys. I didn't mean amazing as in "amazing luck" just that it's that more of an amazing boat to me.
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Re: Antares 44 Flipping or Sinking ?

Even on the PDQ 32s it took idiots. One went out on a maiden voyage into a predicted strong gale and managed it badly, and the other was chartered and on autopilot with noone on deck.

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Even on the PDQ 32s it took idiots. One went out on a maiden voyage into a predicted strong gale and managed it badly, and the other was chartered and on autopilot with noone on deck.

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Re: Antares 44 Flipping or Sinking ?

Can the same be said for Atlantics?



I reckon not.

Didn't ease their sheets in time apparently.
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That's not an Antares 44 or 32 whats it doing on a Antares thread? Obviously these guys did not know what the hell they where doing, and more money than brains I would say. Some builders use bigger rigs to increase speed at the expense of rich non sailing buyers. Antares educates their buyers long before taking possession of their new Catamaran.
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I have been involved with the Antares project since inception in 1999 and can assure everyone that no vessel in the 42/44 fleet has capsized, sunk, or lost a mast. All are accounted for, wherever they are around the world.

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One more accounted for...we were just at Sunset Bay in Stuart, Florida and Hull #1 of the larger Antares, Koa Kai, was just down the dock from us. Beautiful boat...hard to believe she isn't just a few years old. She is a 42' (before Antares added the Davit arch and turned her into 44') and from what we could see of her outside, she looks to be in excellent condition. Plus, she's the best of the old and new (she has the super-quiet D400 wind generator on her stern)
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That's so cool running into Hull #1, I can only dream of having my own one day.
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