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Old 06-05-2014, 10:24   #136
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

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It's just about at it's lowest point on attractiveness right now. We've been tearing out electronics, old equipment, and the interior. surprisingly enough, just as the old girl was looking her worst, we had her appraised for Customs value, and imported her into the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday while the boat was at it's lowest resale value.

Now, begins the turnaround.

We'll be putting the sails back on today, picking up all the clutter, re-attaching the hanging light fixtures, cleaning some things up, and hope to be out sailing by the weekend.

There are photos of this boat on our trip down from Florida in 2012, but they're on our blog. I don't want to be one of those blog floggers, but if you do want to see those email me and I'll send you a link to those Catalac specific posts.

We'll definitely be posting photos as we progress. We are not returning this to the traditional interior, for example. I'm in the process of picking AIS, comms, GPS/trackplotter, and radar to replace everything fried by lightning on our way home with it. Nice shakedown, huh?
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I would be ashamed to be seen sailing that "thing". It is very UGLY
I agree. Looks like a shiny version of the Flyin' Hawaiian.
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no comparison in slow speed maneuvering. We can turn our boat in 360 degrees within about a length and a half.

And if one engine quits....we're still in business.
I can do the same with my mono. Maybe actually less than a length and a half, especially if I'm going clockwise so the propwalk in reverse helps.

It's just a matter of putting the wheel hard over and pulsing in forward (vectored thrust off the rudder), then reverse (to stop any forward momentum), then repeat.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Hey! Cats are very popular on the USA West Coast. For example, I spotted only one catamaran out of many sailboats out in San Diego Bay last Saturday.



I presume most West Coast sailors have never tried catamarans (but know the usefulness of jibs) or they would never have "gone back."

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Hey! Cats are very popular on the USA West Coast. For example, I spotted only one catamaran out of many sailboats out in San Diego Bay last Saturday.

I presume most West Coast sailors have never tried catamarans (but know the usefulness of jibs) or they would never have "gone back."
Cats are in the breeding cycle on the West Coast.. come back in 5 years......
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I agree. Looks like a shiny version of the Flyin' Hawaiian.
Oh you guyz!

You know you want one.!
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Cats are in the breeding cycle on the West Coast.. come back in 5 years......
Nah. There isn't the infrastructure. There are a limited number of end berths, and having a double berth costs double.
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I own both. Happy.
Ah yes but the initial question was related to cruising.
Or maybe you cruise the Hobie 33 and that would be cool too.
Just tells me you are well balanced. Nothing like driving an ULDB up wind with enough weight on the rail. However for ocean cruising I don't know. Owned an Evelyn 32 for a few years and every time we fell off a wave it was an earth shattering experience yet when you turned the corner it was absolutely exhilarating to say the least. Also if I am not mistaken aren't you the one that was selling white girls in the tropics? Won't get many in a Hobie33.
Anyway good luck with your business.
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Tnere are plenty of cats on the west coast. Heck there are enough of one brand to have an annual rally.
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It would if there was no wind... seem to vaguely remember wild speculations when a Lagoon 440 was only managing around 25-35 miles/ day for a coupla 3 days...
A Lagoon 440 isn't a fast sailing cat. Most would consider it to be towards the other end of the multihull spectrum. Roomy, comfortable, but not fast.

A reasonably fast sailing cruising cat can go pretty close to windspeed, when it's light. You don't end up needing to motor all that often.

Fast cruising cats can equal or exceed windspeed. Racing multi's can sail at multiples of windspeed.
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Ah yes but the initial question was related to cruising.
Or maybe you cruise the Hobie 33 and that would be cool too.
Just tells me you are well balanced. Nothing like driving an ULDB up wind with enough weight on the rail. However for ocean cruising I don't know. Owned an Evelyn 32 for a few years and every time we fell off a wave it was an earth shattering experience yet when you turned the corner it was absolutely exhilarating to say the least. Also if I am not mistaken aren't you the one that was selling white girls in the tropics? Won't get many in a Hobie33.
Anyway good luck with your business.
There are tastes for everything but this guy, besides having funny tastes, has to be an incredible sailor: he is circumnavigating on an open small cat. Well we can say he is cruising. He stops and have fun on all the stops

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Tnere are plenty of cats on the west coast. Heck there are enough of one brand to have an annual rally.
When I was driving across the Simpson desert I never saw a single catamaran, for thousands of miles. This clearly proves there aren't any in Australia.
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A Lagoon 440 isn't a fast sailing cat. Most would consider it to be towards the other end of the multihull spectrum. Roomy, comfortable, but not fast.

A reasonably fast sailing cruising cat can go pretty close to windspeed, when it's light. You don't end up needing to motor all that often.

Fast cruising cats can equal or exceed windspeed. Racing multi's can sail at multiples of windspeed.
Which marques would you consider a fast cruising Cat?
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There are some obvious ones - Gunboats, Chris White Atlantics, Outremer...
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A Tiki 21 called Cookie did a circumnavigation via NZ over 20yrs ago.. she's still going strong as well... came 2nd in the Trans-Atlantic Jester Challenge Plymouth-Newport a couple of years back...

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