Originally Posted by asholliday
Cat man do please explain your comments
what were the mixed results and what issues?
Geez, now you are making me go back in time, probably7 or 8 years and god knows how many bottles of rum
I had a mate from Townsville on my boat in Brisbane
where one of your rather narrow 9.5m designs was moored nearby (which never seemed to be used) and there were some interesting comments made which then led to a discussion on the thruster because he said he had crewed on it for a race
, but it never made it to the start, with daggerboard problems if my memory serves me correctly.
He said he had sailed against it a few times in his 11m cruising cat, which I admit sailed very well, but a cruising boat none the less.
Apparently the thruster had bursts of speed and appeared impressive at times but couldn't keep it together to beat the cruiser over any sort of distance.
I believe I also read a similar story in Multihull
World, but I may be mistaken but I'm sure you have a copy if I was right.
Perhaps they were teething problems?
How has its race history