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Old 27-05-2010, 02:53   #1
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A Cat that's a Mono

I posted this in the mono section, but I thought you guys might like this.

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Old 27-05-2010, 08:07   #2
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That is truly weird to see.
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Old 27-05-2010, 21:27   #4
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Seems like it could tip over while sailing down-wind, like turning a tri-cycle too sharply, etc. Anyone else think that?
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Old 27-05-2010, 21:35   #5
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G'day all,

Ann and I dinghied past this odd vessel a couple of years ago, and I nearly broke my neck whipping around as we cleared her stern and I saw the twin hulls. Hadda go back and make several circuits around the boat to make sure that I wasn't having a Tequila fit. Definitely thinking outside of the box...

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Old 27-05-2010, 21:45   #6
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Seems like it could tip over while sailing down-wind, like turning a tri-cycle too sharply, etc. Anyone else think that?
That's what I thought. She must have a VERY conservative rig to be safe...

also, weight distribution would need to be carefully thought out before going out to sea.
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I would sail VERY conservatively in that boat!
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The designer(s) could start and finish their very own cat v. mono thread!

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could either be the best, or the worst, of both worlds, me thinks the latter
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I saw a boat like that in BVI during my charter. It also had a fairly tall cabin (somewhat like real cats). Frankly, it was one of the weirdest (and, to my eye, ugliest) looking sailing vessels I ever saw.

The sea didn't swallow it whole, so I suppose it ain't so bad. It definitely aims for those who want the most room vs. sailing ability.
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It would be interesting to find out about the builder, and what plans were used. My Google search only returns ads for the boat and a yellow page add. The joinery looks professional as does the hull, it also shows a CAD type drawing of the hull shape. If it has sailed from Australia to the BVI’s and back she must be somewhat seaworthy. Does anyone have any more info on her?
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It would be interesting to find out about the builder, and what plans were used. My Google search only returns ads for the boat and a yellow page add. The joinery looks professional as does the hull, it also shows a CAD type drawing of the hull shape. If it has sailed from Australia to the BVIís and back she must be somewhat seaworthy. Does anyone have any more info on her?
The boat in BVI appeared to be a charter and I strongly doubt she was sailed across the sea - most charter boats arrive by big ship.
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The boat in BVI appeared to be a charter and I strongly doubt she was sailed across the sea - most charter boats arrive by big ship.
My bad as my old man tried to tell me to assume makes an (we all know the rest).
I should have asked where Jim and Ann say the boat?
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I would sail VERY conservatively in that boat!
I would build an inside helm station so nobody could see me sailing.

I forgot to mention, this thing has been on the market for quite some time. It was listed when we started our boat search around 8 or 9 months ago.
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Here is a bot more info about this thing and the designer: Yahoo! Groups
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