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Old 17-06-2015, 08:43   #16
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I like McDonalds. Fries are awesome. I go at least twice a year whether or not I need to!
Twice a year is just about right
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Old 17-06-2015, 09:01   #17
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Twice a year is just about right
On my last visit to McD, about a year ago (needed some fries) the kid behind the counter says "I smell fiberglass". Well, that's what my life is about and I guess that styrene cloud follows me everywhere. Strange how epoxy doesn't.

But back to that Heavenly Twins thing, it does look like a great boat for one/two people. Smaller is easier and cheaper to fix.
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Old 17-06-2015, 15:34   #18
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It was back in '96, we stayed aboard a Heavenly Twin here in Manly, while we re-masted our first Insatiable and repaired a structural flaw we found. That boat had been sailed out to here on its own bottom. Were you planning to deliver it to Ibiza yourself?
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It was back in '96, we stayed aboard a Heavenly Twin here in Manly, while we re-masted our first Insatiable and repaired a structural flaw we found. That boat had been sailed out to here on its own bottom. Were you planning to deliver it to Ibiza yourself?
I plan to do everything myself. Much easier.

All my long distance trips solo and shared seem to have been from the UK to Spain......... familiar territory.

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Hi Weavis,

I am glad you started this thread.

I found the Heavenly Twins interesting. So, please do not take the following questions as criticism. From what I can see in the photos, the boat looks like the designers did a good job of make a smaller boat have usable space.

It seems to utilize the length effectively, with maximum volume. While I have not been on one yet, I would like to see one in the future.

One concern I have with short LOA boats is that I am 6' tall. As I understand it, the headroom on the "stoop ways" in the hulls is low, but what about the main salon/saloon? I assume there would be 6'2" or so of headroom in the center of the saloon, but do not know for sure. What about the aft double cabin (master's bed)? What about the galley? Would a person 6' tall need to stoop there too? (sincere question). Of course one must commonly stoop a bit on smaller LOA boats (monos too), but I am just wondering how much a 6' tall person would need to stoop when moving about belowdecks?

I will post a few photos that caught my attention.
Sailboat Data.com indicates that only the most recent version has 'Standing headroom' in the salon.

HEAVENLY TWINS sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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In the up to 38 foot class of Cats, I think a person would be hard pushed to beat the 380 made by Lagoon.

I unerstand production has now ceased on this model. It is sturdy, go anywhere and has a distinctive look.
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Here's a 9m Catalac you may be interested in - or may already have seen... BoatBid Boat Details | BoatBid Was in an auction on Tuesday but as the final bid was only £16005, I doubt it sold.
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Here's a 9m Catalac you may be interested in - or may already have seen... BoatBid Boat Details | BoatBid Was in an auction on Tuesday but as the final bid was only £16005, I doubt it sold.
Thanks for thinking of me. Im pretty much up to day with what is going on in the boats. The urgency to buy has diminished since getting a couple of monos to fill the gap and currently a Trimaran to use and abuse.

Clinic obligations - taking a lot of my time. I get a free day here and there and for now the Tri and friends boats fill the gap nicely. If everything would just settle down and the clinic moves into others hands, then I will be the proud owner of a new to me Cat. I still see my ideal as a sub 36 footer for a single hander. Not a person to disparage monos in any way, I just like the lack of heel on a vessel. There are compromises to be made that affect each one of us differently in boat usage, and I can live with most of what a Cat does.
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