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Old 20-08-2009, 11:38   #1
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40' Voyage Norseman 400‏

Does anybody have an idea of the pros and contras of the 40' Voyage Norseman 400 Catamaran?
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Old 21-08-2009, 07:54   #2
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Katja and David, I have not sailed one but they have a reputation for solid construction, like many South African built cats. The lowered freeboard/small side-decks reduce windage forward with very little compromise in interior room; they certainly make boarding easier than most 'modern' high-freeboard cats.

Performance is reputed to be pretty decent, at least for the later versions which were extended by 3 feet (as I recall) in order to get the transoms out of the water. The advertised bridgedeck clearance was, as I suspect, quite a bit more than the reality on the water; that being said, it still appears to be a bit better than the Leopards of that vintage.

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Re: 40' Voyage Norseman 400‏

Do You have any experience with a Voyage 400 1996 with running backstays? I'm looking to purchase a 400 and it has running back stays
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Re: 40' Voyage Norseman 400‏

That allows you to bring the boom more forward or let the sail billow out more by loosening the backstay on the lee side. Also gives better support when flying a chute running downwind. We have them on our Voyage 470.
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Thank you I'll give it a try
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