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Old 23-04-2015, 12:26   #31
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Re: Transporting an 23' beam Catamaran east to west?

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Curious, why do you think it is a problem to sail, a boat that size is surly designed to go to sea. Or is it some light weight flyer for flat water racing? (does seem very wide an light from the numbers) Poor seaworthyness does not make delivery impossible but will up the cost as there will be more time in port waiting for weather. Should be in the range of 20-25K for delivery
She is definitely seaworthy. She was sailed up the east coast after build from Virginia to New England. However sine then, all of the deck shelter (canvas) was removed and there is no shelter available while piloting. While the trip would be very feasible it would not be a pleasant ride.
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Old 23-04-2015, 12:35   #32
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I looked into deck cargo for the west coast route and the yacht mover ship options. In 2014 there was nobody doing the route at any price. Only option was via Hon Kong!! Given the size and weight I assume she is very fast. That means you are going to be in the 250 miles/day range so much easier to use weather windows and even against wind an current you should be looking at a couple of weeks sailing time up the west coast. Give us a picture though as we are all guessing here.
Yes, she is fast. She can do windspeed plus a bit if you manage to get the wind direction and trim all right. We had her up to 17 in 15 breeze.

Also, another option mentioned by some one would be to upgrade the outboards. One could probably push her pretty fast with a couple bigger power sources. Might burn up a lot of fuel but could be a good option is ship delivery turns out to be too expensive.
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Old 23-04-2015, 12:38   #33
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Re: Transporting an 23' beam Catamaran east to west?

Looking at the pics, seems to me you can disassemble it for transport.
The tubing can be redone to put it back together.
It is a big deal though, but so is sailing it all that way, or paying someone to sail it for you.
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Old 23-04-2015, 16:06   #34
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Looking at the pics, seems to me you can disassemble it for transport.
The tubing can be redone to put it back together.
It is a big deal though, but so is sailing it all that way, or paying someone to sail it for you.
The tubing is notched and epoxied clear through both hulls so to disassemble really is more a demo and rebuiild. Probably by the time you add all the labor, yard and materials the (if accurate) $20-25k transport fees would be in the same ball park. thoughts on that?

Cutting and sleeving/welding might be feasible (depends on alloy used).
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