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Old 10-11-2006, 20:19   #1
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Cat Sailing in Gulf of Thailand

I have been absent without leave for some time, but finally have something new to report:

Helped sail a 41' cat from Pattaya, Thailand to Koh Chang - a lovely island near the border with Cambodia. Not much wind at the beginning or end of the trip, but we had two reefs in at one point, with 20knts out of the northeast.

It was an enjoyable trip, but confirmed my preference for monohulls over multis (sorry folks). I just don't care much for the motion on multis. I don't get seasick, but the pitching cum slight rolling with no keel feels like riding on a piece of styrofoam, IMHO. This is the second time I have taken an extended trip on a large cat - two different designs.

Will post some photos soon.

Hope all is well with others.
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Scott, welcome back! You have been missed! Funny you mentioned the motion. That was my first impression when I tried a multi, but after a few more sails, I got used to it. I get seasick on power boats. They also have a very different moton than a keel boat. At first, I compared the multihull to that motion, but after a few hours, there is a huge difference. I sure got to like the speed
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Nothin wrong with styrofoam Scott, they tell me it float's real well. Sorry couldn't help myself.......note to self, give an upercut thisafternoon.

What design, and how hot and humid at this time of year?

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A Fontaine Pajot 38. I mistakenly said it was a 41 previously.

It was a bit toasty in Koh Chang, but aside from the rainy season (which just ended), not much change there.
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Can't beat that. Kinda like taking your first flight on the Concord But, still not sold on multis? Oh well
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