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Old 28-06-2011, 00:59   #1
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A Few Cats I'd Like Identified

Peeps,

Was after some identies of these cat types for my personal interest...

I know of the Tasman 35, just interested in the others.

By golly it's no Tortola, but the Manly marina in Brisbane is chockers with Catamarans.

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Old 28-06-2011, 02:30   #2
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Re: A few cats I'd like identified

Songlines is the red 50ft homebuilt vessel built in Bundaberg and modified and upgraded by Nathan Stanton of Freeflow catamarans (formerly Lightwave) and was the trial and test bed for concepts on his new range of Freeflow vessels.
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Vessel at bottom looks like a 49-51ft Privilege and 2nd from bottom a Schonning.
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Old 28-06-2011, 02:37   #3
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Vessel at bottom looks like a 49-51ft Privilege and 2nd from bottom a Schonning.

Definitely not a privilege.
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The last one was by far the most impressive, seemingly 50ft at least. Very nice. The Schionning had "St Thomas" on the back from what I could tell.
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Re: A few cats I'd like identified

1. Songlines. designed and built by Neville Clift (I think) in late 80's - great boat, and as earlier indicated by others - bought by Nathan Stanton.

2. Its something called a Latitude Yacht, Not sure where they come from - but its a particularly average example of the catamaran art

3. Tasman 35 - Nice design by Roger Hill, but built by a company that goes broke regularly

4. Schionning Wilderness 11 Metre

5. Sorry Talbot - Its a privilege 515.

- Head up S row at RQYS - there is a stealth 12 meter and a schionning g force 16.2 to name but two.
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We tried to get in there. You had to park away from the members car park, pass through the multiple layers of security and security guard, swipe your access card, leave your first-born and pre-authorise half a mil on your credit card before they would talk to you.

Well that's what it looked like from the gate.
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Launch a dinghy or kayak and paddle around! I often did that between boats to keep the dream alive.

That explains the choice of photos - the top 4 I think are in East Coast no?

If you are around manly on a sunday give me call and you can wander round WMYC.
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Don't know where I was exactly, I just walked in past the boat sales office at the Manly bay yacht club and kept walking. The biggest and most chunky of all of those with the exception of the privelage was the Lagoon 40, a big beast. We discussed a small boat but didn't have much time spare. Winter in QLD, it was absolutely the nicest day you could imagine on Monday when I took those photos, absolutely amazing. Too many Seawinds, though, there must be a dozen of them there!
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Yep - you were in east Coast Marina - its a commercial marina , the others in the boat harbour are Wynnum Manly Yacht Club - the access gate for it is right next door to east Coast, RQYS is a bit further south and the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club is where I suspect you saw the Privelige.

As for too many seawinds - as we say - too many seawinds is still never enough.
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5. Sorry Talbot - Its a privilege 515.

Hands up to confess that you are right / very different from previous designs.

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Hands up to confess that you are right / very different from previous designs.

And a lot more expensive as well. About 30% more than the previous, similar sized Privilege 495. Think I prefer the 495
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- Head up S row at RQYS - there is a stealth 12 meter and a schionning g force 16.2 to name but two.
And hope they are both still tied up or you're no chance of catching them - no mater how big your head start is...

There's also a sizable Catana on the next finger - unless it's moved on.
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And hope they are both still tied up or you're no chance of catching them - no mater how big your head start is...

There's also a sizable Catana on the next finger - unless it's moved on.
Very true! I raced on the schionning to gladstone this year. And met the people on the catana while we here up there
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By golly it's no Tortola, but the Manly marina in Brisbane is chockers with Catamarans.
Welcome to Queensland, Ausaviator.
Yes, there is a good and growing collection of catamarans at Manly, and also Mooloolaba and Noosa(where I have been recently). Their favour in Queensland seems (to me) to stem from the fact that a shoal draft vessel is a definite cruising advantage in our shallow coastal and Barrier Reef waters. Deep keel vessels have great difficulty and danger even entering the shallow breaking Noosa bar, for instance. As well, our yacht clubs don't seem to be as traditionally anti-multihull as some in southern Austtalian states. This observation is purely anacdotal, so I'm happy to be correct on this one.
Factor, I'm impressed with your Cat ident skills. One question for you. With the growing popularity of large catamarans in southern Queensland and assuming that we don't all go broke, where will future owners moor or berth their boats? I know that there is currently marina berths for sale, but not too many more being developed or planned that I'm aware of.
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At the moment Manly has a lump of vacancies, courtesy of new developments at RQYS and MBTBC just before the GFC hit. I think there will be some capacity for a couple of years yet. Then some capacity will be gained when some monos are replaced with multis. Further some capacity may be obtained when dredging becomes uneconomic/environmentally undesirable in some parts of the harbour.

There is still some capacity at Jacobs Well - Hope Harbour etc.

Then there is the proposed super development at the Caboolture river entrance which should generate plenty of berths.

Thanks for the comment about the multi id skills, I have been writing about multis for 10-15 years and have picked up a bit over time. And I used to kayak round the harbour between boats looking at different boats and literally everywhere I go in Aus and overseas I spend some time at marinas.
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