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Old 03-09-2008, 07:03   #1
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At The Risk of Sounding Like a Jerk

I have to share a compliment I got on the Catalac 10M's bridge deck clearance.

Where we are anchored, there are always a lot of sea kayakers around. For th 3rd time yesterday, I heard one yell, "that's so high, I think I can paddle right under it!"

So far, the other kayakers have stopped them from trying.

Makes you feel good about your bridge deck clearance to hear that stuff.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:05   #2
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Sean, How did you remove his head from the saloon floor

Only joking.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:19   #3
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you mean like this ? :




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Old 03-09-2008, 08:28   #4
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HA HA HA!!!
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Happens all the time with my Searunner 40. I'm on an endtie facing a beautiful weekend anchorage. Kayakers, folks on inflateables and rowboats, and the occasional swimmer, can't resist the temptation. Children are especially vulnerable. Especially to the desire to whoop and giggle as they pass through the echo chamber. I've given up trying to curb this behavior, other than entreat them not to scar up the hullsides as they pass through. I have, though, on occasion, warned the older voyagers to take proper precautions as they pass through the "tunnel of love". It injects a little levity into what would otherwise be an annoyance.
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"Tunnel of Love"...that's great.

Hey, you could always install a crossing gate with a little box that you have to put a quarter into.
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I pulled up to our fuel dock, which is manned by a 16 yr old kid. As I was tying off he was admiring the boat since he hadn't seen a catamaran close up before. He walked to the front of the dock, looked between the hulls and loudly exclaimed in surprise "WOW, YOU COULD MAKE OUT UNDER THERE!".

It's been a long time since my mind worked like that of a 16yr old boy's!

Sigh...
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Safety Placard

I think it should be mandatory that these safety placards be placed, fore and aft on the inside of the hulls to advise unsuspecting passers under!

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I recall reading about a Jetskier who (deliberately!) went under one of these......I don't think it was going full pelt (40+ knots), but it weren't stationary either



I vaguely recall that the Jetskier never got done for anything, probably as the rules were not designed for anyone deliberately going under a vessel - and if he never impeded the cat?
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Old 03-09-2008, 15:14   #10
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I have found it to be a great place to hang out in the dinghy with a beer on a hot day. It is in the shade and it tends to funnel a nice cooling breeze
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Steve, I've been thinking of adding some pad eyes to the underwing so I can set up a hammock, swim in and pull myself into bliss. Now, if I can just figure out how to make an ovehead holder for the cold beer.....
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I like the the thin the herd principal. If you use a blow drier in a shower or play chicken with high speed ferries your gene line might not continue.
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Steve, I've been thinking of adding some pad eyes to the underwing so I can set up a hammock, swim in and pull myself into bliss. Now, if I can just figure out how to make an ovehead holder for the cold beer.....
I had not thought of that. It is a great idea. The beer holder and delivery system will require some thought. Keep me posted.


Multihulls, can it get any better? A nice private shady place to hang out, have a beer, take a nap, or make out like a 16 year old.
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I had not thought of that. It is a great idea. The beer holder and delivery system will require some thought. Keep me posted.


Multihulls, can it get any better? A nice private shady place to hang out, have a beer, take a nap, or make out like a 16 year old.
Easy just have a floating holder tethered to the hammock.

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I had not thought of that. It is a great idea. The beer holder and delivery system will require some thought. Keep me posted.


Multihulls, can it get any better? A nice private shady place to hang out, have a beer, take a nap, or make out like a 16 year old.
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!!
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