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Old 30-05-2014, 15:39   #751
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Gag me with a spoon.
Aaaah! Things once seen cannot be unseen.

That's got to be the fugliest contraption I've ever seen on water.
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Old 30-05-2014, 16:42   #752
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Uglier than a police boat with the lights on?
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I'm a woman. I like boats that heal....
I'd love to have a boat that would heal itself. I guess monohulls really are better.
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Old 30-05-2014, 19:02   #754
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Gag me with a spoon.
While you're gagging Seven Sisters is merrily cruising down the coast of Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rico.

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Seven Sisters is a hybrid design, based on the wavepiercer concept, with the outer hulls piercing through the waves to stabilize motion. This 40' yacht was built in 1998 in Hawaii, and is equipped with three propulsion sources: Sails, a 10 KW solar panel powered electric motor, and a high efficiency 70 HP engine, capable of generating 15-17 knots, with virtually no wake.
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Old 30-05-2014, 20:57   #755
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That boat reminds me of the scummer boat that collects trash from the surface of the lake in Oakland.
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Old 31-05-2014, 01:10   #756
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Old 31-05-2014, 01:24   #757
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Seven Sisters is a hybrid design, based on the wavepiercer concept, with the outer hulls piercing through the waves to stabilize motion. This 40' yacht was built in 1998 in Hawaii, and is equipped with three propulsion sources: Sails, a 10 KW solar panel powered electric motor, and a high efficiency 70 HP engine, capable of generating 15-17 knots, with virtually no wake.


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Interesting vids. The guy looks like he is really having fun. But I have to say his description of big open ocean waves is a little different than what I consider big waves. Also have to wonder about the 15-17 knots claim.

The boat seems like it would be OK in flat water but I am not sure how it would do in a nasty seaway.
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Old 31-05-2014, 05:30   #758
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Boats are not ugly.
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Old 31-05-2014, 07:28   #759
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I can't believe how many pages there are in this thread. Of course multi sailors can't go back. If your out on the briny and you have ended up turtle cause you have too many women aboard and too much booze. All your efforts to avoid heeling and concentrate on the booze and broads will be moot. Your turtle, you won't sink. But you can't go back. You can't go anywhere.
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Please list all the Multihulls that have Turned Turtle in the last 12 months,

And then the Mono's that have just sunk,
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Old 31-05-2014, 08:36   #761
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Please list all the Multihulls that have Turned Turtle in the last 12 months,

And then the Mono's that have just sunk,

I was thinking the same thing. They've been dropping like flies lately.


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Thanks guys, I was trying not to focus on that.
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I think if we take the total number of Monohulls out there and divide it by the number sunk in the last year or two, you would clearly see that the percentage of the fleet which has sunk is much much smaller than the percentage of the "unsinkable" catamaran fleet which has sunk over the same period. All those sunken Lagoons aren't helping your numbers...
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LOL

Guys..... there ALL boats.
They all sail and they have differences.
Id be pissed if I was on either type if it was sinking............
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I think if we take the total number of Monohulls out there and divide it by the number sunk in the last year or two, you would clearly see that the percentage of the fleet which has sunk is much much smaller than the percentage of the "unsinkable" catamaran fleet which has sunk over the same period. All those sunken Lagoons aren't helping your numbers...

That would be interesting but I believe not correct. How would you account for all the monos lost at sea with nothing heard from the crew. Would they be considered sunk or maybe living on a deserted island? No way to get an accurate count. And how many Lagoons have sunk? Maybe three or four? That would also be interesting. Just seems as of lately there have been a lot of monos that have gone down. And in those threads I don't seem to recall any derogatory remarks from the multihull crowd. Wish I could say the same about the monohull crowd when there's a report of a multi turning turtle.


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