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Old 24-08-2012, 21:44   #1
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Occasionally people seem to think that because I own one brand and am the local agent for it that its the only brand in the world?

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LIKE (where these refer to designers rather than builders then that is predicated on a "well Built" example).

Chris White, Shawn Arber, Lightwave, Perry (Brian), Ian Farrier, most Tony Grainger, Peter Snell "easy", Peter Kerr Lizard Yachts Aluminium Cats, Owen Easton Aluminium Cats, Tim Mumby Alumimium Cats. St Francis 48, Norman Cross Tris, Roger Simpson Tris, Chris Mashford. Also Outremer, Tourneir Marine Freydis, and anything pretty much by Eric Lerouge. Kurt Hughes, but more so his tris. The Windspeed series in the Crowther line up, John Hitch's Exit design. The PDQs 32 and 36 but not the 36 LRC so much. The Maine Cat I haven;t sailed but I think I like it, I certainly like the design.

A good oram or schionning is a good thing. More so in Schionning's case in the wilderness end of the range than the waterline (but thats my personal taste).

I think Mark Pescott Whitehaven series are an exceptionally good thing. I think Ray Kendrick designed the sweetest small tris ever.

I like some of the Morelli Melvin Leopards. I think I would like the Maverick, but havent yet sailed one so cant be sure. I like early Catanas.

I dont personally get excited about the older British cats (Twins, Oceanic etc) but respect them as good solid boats and note that people were doing Cape Horn in them 30 or more years ago.

I will have missed some I am sure,

There are a lot more boats/designs in the world that I like than dislike. And If I were to win Lotto tonight - I think it could be a really big Chris White Tri for me. But I would need the lotto win to afford to own enough space to park the boat as well as buy it!
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Old 24-08-2012, 22:00   #2
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I like boats too, in fact I get to operate & work on a pretty wide range & do my part as crew or master etc, so I just love the one I'm with...............
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Old 24-08-2012, 22:41   #3
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A real imprssive list of cat designers but I guess the Gunboat 66 is on my win the lotto list. At one time we really liked the Seawind cats but realised we liked sailing in our 40 deg F winter months and needed a fully enclosiable salon and fully enclosed cockpit so some cats didn't fit our needs. The breeze has been nonexistant in July and all of August, I'm hopeing mid Sept brings steady 15kt breezes and less drunkin ski boats with there big wakes. Sorry just board no sailing in 4 weeks ,
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Old 25-08-2012, 08:37   #4
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Really like a lot of James Wharram's design ideas. I'm designing the "next boat" in my head -- probably a custom build based on a Wharram design like the Pahi.

I've run most makes of production "plastic cats" as a charter captain and they just don't excite me much anymore.

Really like Chris Whites as well, but the price tag is rather ugly.
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Old 26-08-2012, 22:13   #5
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the Gunboat 66 is on my win the lotto list
Just watching Gunboat videos makes my heart pound and my knees get all weak.
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Old 27-08-2012, 10:23   #6
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Just watching Gunboat videos makes my heart pound and my knees get all weak.
Yeah, me too, but then I think about the price tag and it really "spoils the moment".
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Old 27-08-2012, 13:03   #7
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What? You mean we all don't have a few extra million laying around?
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Old 27-08-2012, 17:35   #8
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Boat slut!
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What? You mean we all don't have a few extra million laying around?
I resemble that
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Occasionally people seem to think that because I own one brand and am the local agent for it that its the only brand in the world?

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LIKE (where these refer to designers rather than builders then that is predicated on a "well Built" example).

Chris White, Shawn Arber, Lightwave, Perry (Brian), Ian Farrier, most Tony Grainger, Peter Snell "easy", Peter Kerr Lizard Yachts Aluminium Cats, Owen Easton Aluminium Cats, Tim Mumby Alumimium Cats. St Francis 48, Norman Cross Tris, Roger Simpson Tris, Chris Mashford. Also Outremer, Tourneir Marine Freydis, and anything pretty much by Eric Lerouge. Kurt Hughes, but more so his tris. The Windspeed series in the Crowther line up, John Hitch's Exit design. The PDQs 32 and 36 but not the 36 LRC so much. The Maine Cat I haven;t sailed but I think I like it, I certainly like the design.

A good oram or schionning is a good thing. More so in Schionning's case in the wilderness end of the range than the waterline (but thats my personal taste).

I think Mark Pescott Whitehaven series are an exceptionally good thing. I think Ray Kendrick designed the sweetest small tris ever.

I like some of the Morelli Melvin Leopards. I think I would like the Maverick, but havent yet sailed one so cant be sure. I like early Catanas.

I dont personally get excited about the older British cats (Twins, Oceanic etc) but respect them as good solid boats and note that people were doing Cape Horn in them 30 or more years ago.

I will have missed some I am sure,

There are a lot more boats/designs in the world that I like than dislike. And If I were to win Lotto tonight - I think it could be a really big Chris White Tri for me. But I would need the lotto win to afford to own enough space to park the boat as well as buy it!
Not even one mono?
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Old 28-08-2012, 02:40   #12
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Well Greg, I did post in the Multihull section. And I dont follow the mono world enough, but I have said before that I gave serious thought to a Bluewater 420, and I must say that the Buizen thats was parked near you at Sydney was an impressive boat.
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I always thought the FP Bahia 46 had nice lines. It just looks good.
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shuttleworth?
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