Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-11-2006, 14:09   #16
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tasmania
Boat: VandeStadt IOR 40' - Insatiable
Posts: 2,317
Images: 91
At the risk of thread hijack, the refit is going nicely. It was neglected for a while when I was forced (kicking & screaming) to spend a couple of weeks cruising in the Whitsundays, but it is now back on track. I have almost finished refairing the hull where I removed the thru-hulls and reglassed. I have the new bunk fronts in, new fuel tanks, new fuel lines and valves. I have the new engine box built, but not yet fitted. I just have to fit the sound/fire insulation and paint it. This weekend I hope to cut the floor panels. All the new cleats to support the floor are rady to fit.
I hope to put her back in the water in 2 - 3 weeks time, so that I can use her as much as possible over the summer. I will post some photographs when the new floor and engine box are in...

Now it is back to your usual programming
__________________

__________________
Weyalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2006, 15:20   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: west palm beach, fl
Posts: 17
Apology accepted. we can now get on with the serious business of drinking beers and shooting the breeze about boats and our shared love for them!

I don't drink anymore......but I dont drink any less!!
__________________

__________________
gharr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2006, 12:05   #18
Registered User
 
Jackstee's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Presently liveing and working in Pakistan
Boat: HT 26. Currently in Mallorca
Posts: 98
Hi Cat Man.
I have umbridge with suggesting that my HT may be 30 + foot. She is 26 thankyou. I have had all sorts of problems since you said that, Three lots of Marina guys around to re measure us. Cost a fortune in beers. They said they got if from the Forum so it must be true.

By the way , she was designed for the North Sea and built very, very strong. For your info, one end of the North sea is called the Artic Ocean and the other the place where people of other countries live. ( I tried to say Foreigners but couldn't spell it. ) Er! do we have a spell check.???

Have a good beer and all the best
__________________
I'll be onboard soon.
Jackstee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2006, 20:42   #19
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
The HT 26 is a fine boat. I lost a tacking duel to one this summer. Who said that it was 30 ft?

Rick in Florida
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 03:38   #20
Registered User
 
cat man do's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia [until the boats launched]
Boat: 50ft powercat, light,long and low powered
Posts: 4,409
Images: 36
I'm speechless
__________________
"Money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you a yacht large enough to pull up right alongside it"...............David Lee Roth
Long Distance Motorboat Cruising – It Is Possible on a Small Budget
cat man do is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2006, 06:25   #21
Registered User
 
cat man do's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia [until the boats launched]
Boat: 50ft powercat, light,long and low powered
Posts: 4,409
Images: 36
Infact if I could pic a semi custom, one of cat I would get something like these. light , fast , reasonable payload for most people , waterline length and the ability to avoid nasty weather patterns.

Downside, not cheap.

Of corse you can have something of similar proportion for a lot less money if you were to make some sarifices to electronics, fitout and finish.

I just can't bring myself to compromise on a boats sailing ability, but I can compromise on load carrying,and the finish, within reason

I would not consider these a racer, just a fast cruiser

Dave
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0_3.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	27.4 KB
ID:	518   Click image for larger version

Name:	CruiseMissilecropped 1480.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	221.6 KB
ID:	519  

Click image for larger version

Name:	schionning 1520.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	37.3 KB
ID:	520   Click image for larger version

Name:	waterline.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	93.9 KB
ID:	522  

__________________

__________________
"Money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you a yacht large enough to pull up right alongside it"...............David Lee Roth
Long Distance Motorboat Cruising – It Is Possible on a Small Budget
cat man do is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Affordable Offshore and Coastal Cruising Trimarans kjbsail Multihull Sailboats 22 02-01-2015 14:59
Trailerable Coastal Cruisers? bmiller Monohull Sailboats 24 19-10-2006 18:43
is there a huge difference in price between... fujiwara takumi General Sailing Forum 10 26-08-2004 03:18
Ocean Policy Report GordMay Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 0 08-05-2004 03:01
Cruising the Indian Ocean Bob Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 1 29-03-2003 09:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.