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Old 25-01-2015, 09:01   #46
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That would be much appreciated.
Nebbish. You'll probably have to look that up. Its ok.
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Old 25-01-2015, 10:48   #47
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would be educational to find out how fire triggered...

while at it: people say cats belong to <30 latitude. Melbourne close to roaring 40ies.

As there is at least few cats there, someone thinks cat can go beyond 30 !

Does one go outside port phillip bay with a cat ?
In 1998 Bruno Nicoletti took his Catana 44, "Brumas Patagonia”, around the world via the 3 capes, so yes, people do take catamarans outside of Port Phillip Bay. :-)

Can't say I'd want to go that far sourth myself, but you can take well found cruising catamarans almost anywhere. However, I would personally worry about getting too close to ice with any light hulled boat.

And if you really want extreme, Brazilian Roberto Pandiani and South African Duncan Ross, crossed the Drake Passage to Antarctica on a 21ft custom beach cat!

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Old 26-01-2015, 00:14   #48
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48 deg 18 min South in a Lagoon 450.


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how is it like ?

what the worst part apart from hitting ice berg ?

not that I want to go, but one never knows when adventure bug hits....
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In 1998 Bruno Nicoletti took his Catana 44, "Brumas Patagonia”, around the world via the 3 capes, so yes, people do take catamarans outside of Port Phillip Bay. :-)

Can't say I'd want to go that far sourth myself, but you can take well found cruising catamarans almost anywhere. However, I would personally worry about getting too close to ice with any light hulled boat.

And if you really want extreme, Brazilian Roberto Pandiani and South African Duncan Ross, crossed the Drake Passage to Antarctica on a 21ft custom beach cat!

Sorry for the thread drift,
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That is cool ! I thought all this cats in port phillip bay are for coctail parties and sunbathing as beaches too crowded.

I am a bit nervous, preparing myself for big one (for me) - sydney to lord howe island.
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< 30? Charter a Lagoon 450 here in Tromsø Norway at 69dgr38'N

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A cat did the northwest passaage too. Last year I think.
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What a terrible event, catamaran are one of my favorite kind of boats... i hope the owner is alright and he had an insurance so he could at least get some money and try to buy a new one!
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A cat did the northwest passaage too. Last year I think.
Yes, A Salina 48 from Fountaine Pajot. I think it was a swiss family and the bottom and the bows of the boat had been reinforced with kevlar plates/lining. I had seen their blogs somewhere but I cannot find it now..

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That is cool ! I thought all this cats in port phillip bay are for coctail parties and sunbathing as beaches too crowded.
Certainly some designs are good for partying and not much more
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The Salina 48 is now near Antarctica : Nansen Island | NW Passage
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The Salina 48 is now near Antarctica : Nansen Island | NW Passage

that throws theory of well respected mono seamanship experts claiming cat only <30 deg, out of the window.

I guess part of it is that weather forecast became more reliable and routing is the skill to master.

I can see cat do well when going with weather as per recent video of Leopard but do not have answers if one has to hold ground, ie beat to storm. 3rd reef in main & 1 motor gives you manoeuvrability so can avoid worst of breaker. What to do at night with that strategy is an issue.

but coming on top of wave and falling thru air if steep one, will be testing time. Turning away on top helps i guess.


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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Bass straight is pretty good sea state wise,with 7 day weather forecasts you can plan to avoid the really sloppy seas.
No icebergs either.
Time of year has influence on expected winds too.
Summer you see south easterlies a bit.
Winter more north westerlies.



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It's sailing. The sail is on the clothes line.
Good one....
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Does anyone know of the cause of the fire yet? I would be interested to find out what kind of batteries he had onboard. I understand that a couple of forum members are down that way and I wonder what news may be floating around as to the cause. Thanks.
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Spoke to the fire brigade guys who attended and there is no exact cause determined.
The owner returned to the cat after an appointment and noticed some smoke, went downstairs opened cabinets looking for it and then smoke/ fire took off.

They did say unrelated to this that a lot of boat fires now are due to solar panels and electrics left on in relation to solar panels charging. Where not long ago all that type stuff did not exist or was shut down when no one on board


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