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Old 11-07-2016, 16:03   #61
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Re: Buying the right catamaran

Thanks! Skill craftsmanship and dedication... or was it stubbornness and stupidity?
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90%!!!! Nope, not even remotely close. (Unless we average around 30 knots while motoring...)
Beth Leonard said that in their years of cruising that (and I am quoting from memory) they sailed 25% of the time, motor sailed 50% of the time, and motored 25% of the time.... of course there are folks that only sail cause that is why they are out there, and there are folks who use the engine much more cause they are on a timeline....
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When we had our steel monohull, that would have been us too. That boat needed 15 knots wind before you even thought about raising the sails. Less than that, they made virtually no impression.


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90%!!!! Nope, not even remotely close. (Unless we average around 30 knots while motoring...)
I know that the Oram is a fast light Cat but do you really average 30 knots? or is that the top speed?
I mean if you were able to sustain that for 24hours it would be 720 mile days!!!
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I know that the Oram is a fast light Cat but do you really average 30 knots? or is that the top speed?
I mean if you were able to sustain that for 24hours it would be 720 mile days!!!
What I meant was, if we motored 90% of the time, our engine hours vs distance travelled, would suggest we must be motoring at around 30 knots average.

We certainly don't. Would be pretty cool if we could, on 20hp outboards.
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What I meant was, if we motored 90% of the time, our engine hours vs distance travelled, would suggest we must be motoring at around 30 knots average.

We certainly don't. Would be pretty cool if we could, on 20hp outboards.
So sorry I completely misunderstood your response...

Thanks for clearing that up.
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I love my Leopard 40
16 knots of wind I would be doing at least 8 knots
Downwind with only an asymmetrical spinnaker up in 14knot apparent I will easily do 9 knots


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I love my Leopard 40
16 knots of wind I would be doing at least 8 knots
Downwind with only an asymmetrical spinnaker up in 14knot apparent I will easily do 9 knots


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Downwind on a 40 foot cat , "What's my Angle" - Seawind Sailing Catamaran : Downwind , Asymmetrical Spinnaker, 7 Knots Apparent , 14.6 knots of True wind. (TWA 160, Boat speed of 7.8 knots)

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