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Old 28-01-2013, 20:48   #31
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Looking for for advice on suitable cats for a circumnavigation around the 45ft and 250k mark (cheaper would be better!). Location does not matter.

Aboard will be my wife and two young children (5 & 6 1/2) We will be spending long stretches on the hook.
On the face of it, it would appear that the Seawind 1000 does not meet the needs of the poster. It's not 45 foot, isn't generally accepted as a circumnavigator so it's not really money well spent :-) I'm sure it's great for what you want though and you seem really happy with it.
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Old 28-01-2013, 20:55   #32
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On the face of it, it would appear that the Seawind 1000 does not meet the needs of the poster. It's not 45 foot, isn't generally accepted as a circumnavigator so it's not really money well spent :-) I'm sure it's great for what you want though and you seem really happy with it.
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Old 29-01-2013, 07:32   #33
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I don't know where you got that quote from, can't find it anywhere?
Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry" ... At least the first part.
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Old 29-01-2013, 08:43   #34
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Wharram = Malaysian pirate vessel / Chinese Junk. I think the newest generation of cruisers these days prefer something that doesn't "look" like it will sink in the first storm that hits it.
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Why so grumpy? I think the newest generation of cruisers these days, by which I mean retirees with a comfortable income, place comfort at a premium and would shun a Wharram for this reason, not because they "look like they would fall apart in the first storm". Do you have any examples of a Wharram, built to specs, flipping or falling apart in a storm? Do looks make a boat seaworthy? Would you trust a survey that said simply, "looks pretty strong to me, at least it has a deck saloon and a targa arch"?

As I said earlier, Wharram's designs place seaworthiness and simplicity over comfort. As for looks, I think this would be hard to beat:
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:11   #35
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As I said earlier, Wharram's designs place seaworthiness and simplicity over comfort. As for looks, I think this would be hard to beat:

As for seaworthyness: Depends on how you define seaworthyness. If that includes beating against the wind for escaping a lee shore than Warrams may not be that seaworthy (same for many production cats).

And the looks. well.. things have been said about the opinion. To me they are ugly. And those few that I have seen have looked very shanty and trashed.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:25   #36
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A large wharram - built well - would make an absolutely safe and and enjoyable circumnavigator. There are so many positive things they have for a long distance boat, particularly in the tropics.

But there are also many many other good boats, eg a Pescott (Lombok or Sengiggi or whitehaven) would be fine. Talk to Mark Pescott - see how much he could build you one for.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:57   #37
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We don't seem to be hearing much from the OP here...

Forum to Westcoasteagle...R U out there? ...still listening?? ...still interested???
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We don't seem to be hearing much from the OP here...

Forum to Westcoasteagle...R U out there? ...still listening?? ...still interested???
Look back at how this thread went...if he hasn't been reading here a while before signing up, he might have expected grownup conversation and discussion related to his question.
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Look back at how this thread went...if he hasn't been reading here a while before signing up, he might have expected grownup conversation and discussion related to his question.
Precisely ElGatoGordo...and perhaps he/she has now abondoned this in favour of grownup conversation elsewhere...
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Old 30-01-2013, 06:18   #40
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Look back at how this thread went...if he hasn't been reading here a while before signing up, he might have expected grownup conversation and discussion related to his question.
Jeeeez give it a break.
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