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Old 04-09-2008, 07:28   #16
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Isn't this cool? We have moved from what might have started out as a diatribe against mere mortals who invade our holy spaces between the hulls, to a series of delightful musings on what really matters in life. Can anyone doubt why multihulls will rule the world (or at least occupy the most delicious anchorages)?
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:49   #17
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Measured the actual bridge deck clearances on the 10M:

48 inches (4 ft) at the bow

24 inches (2ft) at the stern


This explains why if I slam, I feel it under my feet in the cockpit waaaay aft.

This is on a boat with a 34' LOA and a 15'3" beam.
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Beer holder - BTW, these things REALLY work. Until you open it, I guess!

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When your in the yard. It is a great place to set up a work bench, and get some shade from Floridas notorious sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A miniature breeches buoy with the admiral sending beer from the "beach" might work.

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Here's a peek from Imagine's escape hatch. It can do double duty for handing down those ICE COLD BEERS!!!!! Just tie up to the bridle, and conveniently place yourself under the hatch. The barkeep inside will be assured your demand for more ICE COLD BEERS!!!!!
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Why does this remind me of our Belize charter? We had a FP Belize 43. The heads are in the middle of the hulls, with large hatches that open to the "tunnel". We were getting ready to go ashore for dinner, and it was dusk - almost dark. The hatches were open, and my 22 year old daughter was in the head putting on makeup...

I gently slid over the stern, and underneath the bridge deck. It was pretty much dark under there. I reached up and grabbed the edge of the open hatch, and yanked myself up and thru the hatch, yelling at her.

Yes, I later paid for this, several times over. Actually, come to think of it, I'm still paying for it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 16:29   #23
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And for those without that special lady.... (and that are dockside)

You could always just stick a "dorm fridge" or Engel so the door faces that escape hatch.


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Here's a peek from Imagine's escape hatch. It can do double duty for handing down those ICE COLD BEERS!!!!! Just tie up to the bridle, and conveniently place yourself under the hatch. The barkeep inside will be assured your demand for more ICE COLD BEERS!!!!!
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I always knew there was more to this bridgedeck clearance BS.. than simply worries about slamming.

Bigger bridgedeck clearance = bigger floating cooler between the hulls...
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Why does this remind me of our Belize charter? We had a FP Belize 43. The heads are in the middle of the hulls, with large hatches that open to the "tunnel". We were getting ready to go ashore for dinner, and it was dusk - almost dark. The hatches were open, and my 22 year old daughter was in the head putting on makeup...

I gently slid over the stern, and underneath the bridge deck. It was pretty much dark under there. I reached up and grabbed the edge of the open hatch, and yanked myself up and thru the hatch, yelling at her.

Yes, I later paid for this, several times over. Actually, come to think of it, I'm still paying for it.
Great, just my kind of humour, love it, if only I ever get the chance - please
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Catamaran fit out....

Thanks to all these wonderful suggestions, not to mention the humor, I have now been instructed to ensure the entire area between the fore beam and the swim platform is appropriately fitted out with a range of hardware to support any possible recreational activities.

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Great, and I like the detailed pics of fitting pieces.....BEST WISHES in getting her splashed as soon as possible, and finding that shady spot between the hulls.:cubalibre
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A lot of multi's have an escape hatch in the saloon floor so you could be fed your ice cold beer from there by some dusky wench!!
Sounds good to me!!
Hallo Andy

You know by now that the hatch in the saloon floor is made for 2 purposes
It is the entrance to the sleeping quarters of mother in laws and it is made for ice fishing in the winter.
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Hallo Andy

You know by now that the hatch in the saloon floor is made for 2 purposes
It is the entrance to the sleeping quarters of mother in laws and it is made for ice fishing in the winter.
For those in a sunnier climate who are not familiar with this activity. We get 2 feet of ice here and drive our cars out on it.
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A lot of multi's have an escape hatch in the saloon floor so you could be fed your ice cold beer from there by some dusky wench!!
Sounds good to me!!
Sounds like a plan. But right now the nearest thing I have to a dusky wench is a dusty winch.
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