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Old 16-11-2012, 20:50   #16
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

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If you can't beat 'em, shoot 'em, right?
Wouldn't they normally be considered to be beaten, when you've shot them?
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Old 17-11-2012, 12:49   #17
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

I don't like that boat. Too short.
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Old 17-11-2012, 13:10   #18
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If speed is your game, and you can deal with the spartan ex-race boat style, this is your boat. Many years ago I bought an ex race boat (Cal 40) and refit for cruising, a fun boat. If you have the coin for a Gunboat, but are willing to trade some luxury for all out speed (30+ kt), just the idea that someone refit a Maxi cat for cruising is out there, but my kind of out there........if I had the coin.
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Oh, I just LOVE it! Love the spartan look too.
A 20 knot breeze on a reach would be such fun! That would plaster a smile on my face for the day
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I don't like that boat. Too short.
Geez Bob, I posted it with you in mind.
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Old 17-11-2012, 13:23   #20
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Geez Bob, I posted it with you in mind.
Wasn't there a post about a Chinese aircraft carrier catamaran? That's just the right size.
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Old 17-11-2012, 13:31   #21
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BTW DO, I posted this boat back in May. Pay attention.
108' Ex-Racer for Sale
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BTW DO, I posted this boat back in May. Pay attention.
108' Ex-Racer for Sale
whoops, me bad. I get an F this semester in CF 101.
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whoops, me bad. I get an F this semester in CF 101.
I'd give you a "conceded pass" just for the extra pics. Made me drool
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I'd give you a "conceded pass" just for the extra pics. Made me drool
I think I'm in love. A sailing lass that likes "race boat spartan". You have one lucky hubby.
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Would be extra stable upside down.

Serious, awesome boat!
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A sailing lass that likes "race boat spartan". You have one lucky hubby.
So he keeps telling me
(But its mutual, he has a lucky wife )
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Of course you'll need the room for the crew it will take to sail her.
I don't see any reason you couldn't rig her for single handing. Cruisers may want an extra electric windlass to supplement the coffee grinder. I like grinding enough to skip the electric, I think
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I don't see any reason you couldn't rig her for single handing. Cruisers may want an extra electric windlass to supplement the coffee grinder. I like grinding enough to skip the electric, I think
Yea, maybe if your name is Francis Joyon! I imagine you could count on one hand the number of sailor who could single hand it and they would all be French.
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Yea, maybe if your name is Francis Joyon! I imagine you could count on one hand the number of sailor who could single hand it and they would all be French.
Doodles,

Your amazing, the owner who is selling is Jacky Setton, French, and yes he set it up to be sailed short handed. You have any stock tips for me?
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Yea, maybe if your name is Francis Joyon! I imagine you could count on one hand the number of sailor who could single hand it and they would all be French.
At racing speeds yeah probably only a few could single hand it, but if you could be content with maybe only 300 mile days, you could probably just leave the mainsail in it's bag.

BTW is Ellen Macarthur French?
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