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Old 29-08-2009, 02:11   #1
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Catamaran Photo Galleries

I'm trying to find good photo galleries of different cats in order to make a few comparisons. Ive done a bunch of searches and only seem to get even more lost!

Can any of you please direct me to some cat photo galleries on the forum?

Thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 29-08-2009, 02:47   #2
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Best place to start for comparisons is Guide to multihulls, catamaran, trimaran and proa models; the designers and boat yards; easy-to-browse and objective information on multihull craft
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Old 29-08-2009, 09:14   #3
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what kind of photos are you looking for? Cats while sailing, interior, etc etc.
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I have found Yachtworld.com and similar sites to be very usefull for comparisons.

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+1 on Yachtworld.com - have to dig a little but there's some good stuff in there.

Any brand/model specifically? I've amassed quite a collection.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. My wife and I are looking a for possible liveaboard, and while I prefer and good ol' mono-hull, I don't want to ignore cats. I'll learn a bit more about them in order to make a fair comparison. For me, the most important thing is sailing quality. For her, it's interior space. I know these cats have tremendous interior space. Photos of interiors would be a nice thing to show her.
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If you'd prefer a mono, showing your wife catamaran interiors might be a bad move.

There's some Fusion 40 interior shots in here: Fusion Sail Catamarans

My boat isn't finished yet, but there's some pics here: http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...00&userid=3477
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+2 for Yachtworld. I also found some good videos on youtube. Type in the manufacture your interested in and see what you get.
Check these out on flicker:
Flickr: Catamaranbroker's Photostream
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If you'd prefer a mono, showing your wife catamaran interiors might be a bad move.

There's some Fusion 40 interior shots in here: Fusion Sail Catamarans

My boat isn't finished yet, but there's some pics here: http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...00&userid=3477
Your boat looks sweet!!!
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Thanks. I've got some newer pics, I'll upload them soon.
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If you'd prefer a mono, showing your wife catamaran interiors might be a bad move.

There's some Fusion 40 interior shots in here: Fusion Sail Catamarans

My boat isn't finished yet, but there's some pics here: http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...00&userid=3477
Thanks for the advice. She's under the impression that a cat is more prone to fully overturning if the conditions are right. That's enough to sell her out of it. Still, I'd like her to be happy on the boat we both choose. So, if it's a cat, then fine.

I need to learn more about them first. That's the bottom line.
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Plus, I wouldn't mind a bit more interior space too. No harm there.
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I was just looking at some of the photos on the Fusion cats site. OMgosh!
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Your budget first and then preferences will dictate your choice in the end......IMHO

Here's some more multihull info. Sorry if it seems a bit skewed but mono vs multi is a VERY sore and hot item around here:
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Thanks for the advice. She's under the impression that a cat is more prone to fully overturning if the conditions are right. That's enough to sell her out of it. Still, I'd like her to be happy on the boat we both choose. So, if it's a cat, then fine.

I need to learn more about them first. That's the bottom line.
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Let your wife know that to turn "Turtle" you have to be in SEVERE conditions and lose control of your boat. In my opinion it is a myth or at least an extreme exaggeration.
While we are speaking of sinking, I have been told by CG that catamarans are virtually unsinkable. Even when shot with large guns by the CG. They can destroy them, but only to the waterline.
Sorry but as a cat owner you get tired of hearing about us "turtling", it is so rare that it is not a factor while considering catamaran. The newer cats are so wide it is almost impossible. A whole lot more mono's sink than cats turtle
SORRY FOR THE RANT
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