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Old 01-01-2013, 07:40   #1
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Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

I wonder if there are any 50ft Cats that have lifting rudders and dagger boards? Would be nice to be able to beach them and have the ladder
steps that lower down in the bow of the boat between the tramps.
That is a feature I would love to see on all cats so you can just walk off the front to the beach.
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Old 01-01-2013, 18:41   #2
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Re: Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

Bob Oram and Jeff Schionning both design daggerboard boats with kick-up rudders.

Bob's 48C (actually nearly 50 feet) can also be outboard powered.This boat would be able to operate in water less than 1/2m deep.

Our Oram 44C can operate in less than 1/2 metre too. If we want to step off onto a beach, we can just reverse in.
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Re: Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

Here is a pic of a 50' Ocean Cat beached.
Catamaran Summary, Catamaran WIND DANCER,Manufacturer: OCEAN CATAMARANS,Price: $324,000,Length: 50ft,Model: Ocean Cat ,Condition: Used,Status: Catamaran for Sale,Model Year: 1998 DANCER_OCEAN CATAMARANS&SourceCategory=View_All_Listing
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This has niether... don't need em...
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Re: Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

Sounds great if there's someone to retract the ladder and head back out to anchor.
Waves, whether generated from nature or other boats just make it very undesirable to beach a Cat often.

There are charter boats with hydraulic forward stairs that unload by the bow whilst in shallow water.

Have seen some Wharram's with a ladder/stairway forward one guy used it for swim access in deeper water.

Are you searching for a boat or whimsically surfing the thoughts?

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Re: Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

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Sounds great if there's someone to retract the ladder and head back out to anchor.
Waves, whether generated from nature or other boats just make it very undesirable to beach a Cat often.
We do dry out often. Just finished spending the best part of a week drying out on every low tide.

Makes it ver easy to service through-hulls, transducers etc. Going up the rig is much safer when the boat can't move.

We never beach our cat in surf. Never beach it where big powerboats could generate large wakes. Never beach it on rocks. Never on treetops, the sides of buildings, on active volcanoes, mountaintops.... etc etc...

Strange, but I would have thought avoiding beaching in these locations would just be common sense.
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Re: Are there any 50ft Cats you can beach go in skinny water

You manage it well, sadly common sense isn't all too common, we too have taken the hard but usually in firm muddy/sandy creeks near mangroves and in previous boats.

The lack of sense usually prevails around the power boat mob beaching their Haines etc pointing towards the shore only to be caught out in an afternoon beach blow.

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