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Old 11-05-2009, 05:37   #31
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Originally Posted by slippery kitty View Post
37 to 45 foot,galley up,twin wheels ,head and shower separate,internal access from bridge deck to hulls,centre boards,650mm plus of bridge deck clearance,2 x diesel engines.With true wind at 120*, in 20knots capable of doing 20knots, and under 250, blue water capable.
It's a very small list of cats that answer these requirements; you may have to compromise - perhaps this one: 2001 Advantage 44 Sail Boat For Sale -

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I agree that the Moorings boats are good for what they do in chartering in the Carrib & elsewhere but, they are built like tanks to take the abuse they see in the charter business.

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Originally Posted by Seas The Dream View Post

20kts. Centreboards need continual adjust as the wind varies eg Dolphin Cat from Brazil has centreboards, fully down at 5kts, halfway at 7kts, fully up at 9 knots! so you may like to think about these issues.
Not really. If adjusting the board was really too much hassle for you, you could just leave the boards around 1/2 way down, and accept the reduced performance, especially to windward when it's light.

Just like LAR keels, although still possibly more efficient.

But if occasionally adjusting boards is too much hassle you probably should be looking at a motor cruiser - how would you cope with all that tedious sail handling and trimming?

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