Originally Posted by weavis
You have one of the Catamarans that intrigue me.
I confess to never having seen a Catalac
12. I have read all I can on the web, and there is precious little.
I have sailed on an 8, 9, and been aboard a10.
I like the 'feel' of the 8 better than the 9 in seas, and the one I sailed on had an outboard
rather than twin diesels. I liked the 9 for the extra room, but not sure if I like the helm
position. I never got to sail the 10, and was a little leary of all the glass that would need re sealing.
But the 12 seems like it is 'proper' workmanlike offshore Catamaran
If at some stage, you feel like doing a walkthrough on your vessel with a video camera
, I for one would appreciate it very much. It is a rare animal and its legacy should be preserved if possible.
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?