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Old 20-01-2015, 03:22   #1
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Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Quite a tragedy today in Melbourne Australia :-( Hopefully the owner is ok.

Fire engulfs large yacht in St Kilda marina | theage.com.au
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

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 ?
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Old 20-01-2015, 03:50   #3
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Does anyone know this cat? It certainly looks larger than 40 foot to me as it was described in the article.


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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

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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 ?
Plenty of cat's cross Bass strait every year.
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Old 20-01-2015, 13:10   #5
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

It could be the 46 ft Gary Lidgard "Abatao." I hope it isn't as that was a highly customized hand built boat built in Kirabati and not just a Lagoon or similar.
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

This cat is at 43 40.8N 070 13.4W
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

Anyone know the type of vessel?
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2Hulls - you going to tow that thing all the way to MD and sell REALLY good ice/water? An aged bourbon with aged ice. mmmmmm
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Re: Cat destroyed in Melbourne

people say cats belong to <30 latitude. ????????

This one's at 49.16.22.51N 123.08.05.78W

How did that happen
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people say cats belong to <30 latitude. ????????

This one's at 49.16.22.51N 123.08.05.78W

How did that happen
i expect he was just being sarcastic being as his tag says he sails a Lagoon 400.

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Sorry to hear about fire in Melbourne, it is good that nobody was hurt. I hope they find out what caused it.

I know of at least one Catana 471 that rounded Cape Horn. My cat (Lagoon) was sailed almost to Alaska. OK, mostly inside passage, but still. Why would anyone say <30?
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people say cats belong to <30 latitude. ????????

This one's at 49.16.22.51N 123.08.05.78W

How did that happen
They took a wrong turn at Albuquerque ?
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Just saw it on the news.

Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56.

It's been in Melbourne for several years and has Papyete on the back.
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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 ?

Sailed Perth to Melbourne (Southern Ocean/Great Australian Bight) in a 42 ft Seawind and two Bass Strait crossing no problems and very comfortable with some 'big" conditions along the way.
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