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Old 26-12-2014, 14:22   #16
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

"Get the gun, be the party, cruise home"


My take: primarily a race boat, which you can cruise home from the race....


The post I was answering referred to crossing oceans. JMHO, but I don't think this boat is intended to be used for ocean crossings. Although someone probably will...
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Old 27-12-2014, 04:07   #17
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I have been wanting a gunboat for many yrs. now. here is what I find interesting..... They are fast and luxurious. They are made of a foam core sandwich with carbon epoxy topped with a kevlar skin for impact resistance ie... super light, superstrong. superfast, and the best part is they cannot SINK. No mater if you chop them up with a chainsaw or flood every compartment, they will not sink ! A keel boat "blub,blub,blub to the bottom they go" Now for the 40 knot speed, ya 90% of the captians of cruze should never ever go that fast because they DON'T have the skill or good sense to know how to skipper such a boat, just as your 16 yr.old child should never be given the keys to a formula 1 race car, let alone dads new dodge challenger. Sooo all you rookies out there that have never skippered a FAST boat, be carefull. Another interesting point of the new gunboats is another safety feature, Load meters on the mast shrouds and other stress points that could cause rigging failure for conditions that in the past have proven to be disasterous. The new innovation I think every cat will soon have is the curved dagger boards that foil the hulls and cause lift which results into extra speed. Now all you nay sayers, remember, YOU control the speed, if the wind is blowing 20knots, you can make your gunboat cruz at 8knots, just reef the sails. As for water sailing">blue water sailing, in big seas, pull up the boards, multi hulls will slide accross the waves and NOT capsize when hit by a rouge wave if you keep the boards up. Otherwise you skippers that know can ride faster than the wind without fear, and the gunboat fast is faster and safer than a racing MAXI. ENJOY !
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I have been wanting a gunboat for many yrs. now. here is what I find interesting..... They are fast and luxurious. They are made of a foam core sandwich with carbon epoxy topped with a kevlar skin for impact resistance ie... super light, superstrong. superfast, and the best part is they cannot SINK. No mater if you chop them up with a chainsaw or flood every compartment, they will not sink ! A keel boat "blub,blub,blub to the bottom they go" Now for the 40 knot speed, ya 90% of the captians of cruze should never ever go that fast because they DON'T have the skill or good sense to know how to skipper such a boat, just as your 16 yr.old child should never be given the keys to a formula 1 race car, let alone dads new dodge challenger. Sooo all you rookies out there that have never skippered a FAST boat, be carefull. Another interesting point of the new gunboats is another safety feature, Load meters on the mast shrouds and other stress points that could cause rigging failure for conditions that in the past have proven to be disasterous. The new innovation I think every cat will soon have is the curved dagger boards that foil the hulls and cause lift which results into extra speed. Now all you nay sayers, remember, YOU control the speed, if the wind is blowing 20knots, you can make your gunboat cruz at 8knots, just reef the sails. As for blue water sailing, in big seas, pull up the boards, multi hulls will slide accross the waves and NOT capsize when hit by a rouge wave if you keep the boards up. Otherwise you skippers that know can ride faster than the wind without fear, and the gunboat fast is faster and safer than a racing MAXI. ENJOY !
Gosh! Thanks for the lesson Navy Davy. Only........ I dont know what I have learned here.
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I'm sorry that I confused you weavis, and no, you cannot have the keys to your dads new dodge challenger !
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I'm sorry that I confused you weavis, and no, you cannot have the keys to your dads new dodge challenger !
I had a Dodge Challenger. My dad had a Volvo.
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Gosh! Thanks for the lesson Navy Davy. Only........ I dont know what I have learned here.
Hey, you miss the point where the shrouds interact with the foils, thats the main diference and the honeycomb chartplotter not designed for old people.. i get this 2 navy dady points very well. at least...
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"Get the gun, be the party, cruise home"


My take: primarily a race boat, which you can cruise home from the race....


The post I was answering referred to crossing oceans. JMHO, but I don't think this boat is intended to be used for ocean crossings. Although someone probably will...
That post seems to urge caution in using speed alone as the determinant in choosing a cruising boat; I don't think it suggests the G4 is designed for long-range cruising. That said the boat comes with 4 berths (2 queen-size) a full galley and head/shower with standing head-room.

My take is it's a weekender with all the amenities, that can stomp most race boats.
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Oh Navy Davy, pleaaase let me ride on you gunny boat! I promise to be good. Even though its too fast for me, I have steered a America's Cup boat and didn't tip everything over. Maybe you could just lower my wheelchair into your spacious cockpit and I could marvel at all the 'lectonics...
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Oh ........ Maybe you could just lower my wheelchair into your spacious cockpit and I could marvel at all the 'lectonics...
Did your wheels scuff the deck finish? You aint coming on my boat ifn they did!!
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Yeah, but what year? 1970's doesn't count.

PS, I had a Road Runner (meep, meep)
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Yeah, but what year? 1970's doesn't count.

PS, I had a Road Runner (meep, meep)
2008. Was a dream that didnt match the reality.
My 70s Muscle car was a Pontiac Trans-Am. Pre emission control. But I didnt have that till the 90s.

My first car ever when I moved to the States was a J30 by Infiniti. All my life I wanted to drive the American dream and ended up with a Japanese car....go figure.

Then I got into Dodge Vans. Loved the comfort and the space and the way the seats folded out the way.
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

QUOTE=44'cruisingcat;1707909]"Get the gun, be the party, cruise home"


My take: primarily a race boat, which you can cruise home from the race....[/QUOTE]

Agreed.

The boat has got to be incredibly weight sensitive. My Stiletto 27 noticed a difference of a single crew member; foils must be even more so, both in amount and distribution.
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My 70s Muscle car was a Pontiac Trans-Am. Pre emission control. But I didnt have that till the 90
69 911 S. Mechanical fuel injection, one horsepower per every 9 lbs (was blueprinted and compressed after factory). Lots of titanium and leather. Less than 30 left in the world. Only car I have ever owned than you could feel the acceleration at 130 mph.
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Yep, a one design race boat that can also be a coastal weekender. Not enough water capacity for any more duration - hard to tell from the specs.

But unless you have some buddies who are also gonna get one for one-design racing, who are you gonna race? - 'cause you likely will have difficulty getting it rated. Probably an app for that...

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Retractable OceanVolt electric 8kw saildrive with flexofold 2 blade prop with regeneration
Now that's something I'd like to see - regeneration from a folding prop.

Regardless, I'm available for a race crew....

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