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Old 30-09-2013, 00:02   #1
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Cruising Cat for the Tropics

Considering my first Cruising Cat for use mostly for the tropics with a possible circumnavigation one day. Considering the Seawind 1160 now built in Vietnam. Would she sail well in light winds ? Any experience of this one and or suggestions on alternatives ?
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Old 30-09-2013, 02:57   #2
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I would say a Wharram,but then again i am one eyed.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, DMR.
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Old 30-09-2013, 05:12   #4
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Considering my first Cruising Cat for use mostly for the tropics with a possible circumnavigation one day. Considering the Seawind 1160 now built in Vietnam. Would she sail well in light winds ? Any experience of this one and or suggestions on alternatives ?
All of the cats will do.
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Old 30-09-2013, 13:31   #5
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Re: Cruising Cat for the Tropics

Last winter I met a New Zealand couple in Sicily with a Seawind 1160 who are
on a world cruise. And they were very happy with their boat. There was also a Seawind 1020 in port there also on a world cruise.

Whatever cat you finally decided upon make sure you have G00D ventilation, i.e. air in at the front and out at the back.
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The seawind 1160 sails well in light air. You need a well made screacher and maybe a symmetrical spinnaker but the boat is much better sailer than many condomarans like Lagoons. We lived aboard for 4 years and sailed over 8,000 miles. Generally if we had 8-10 knots or more we sailed. I like to average 5 knots or more while making a passage.

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Re: Cruising Cat for the Tropics

These two cats have already cruised oceans, one under 40' one over, both performers.
At the very least they set a mark to judge others by.
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Condomarans!!! LOL!
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Condomarans!!! LOL!
and what category should a Dean Oceancomber 33 be placed in....?


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I would think it would depend on how much garbage you strip out of it and how easily it would single handle.

I never heard this term and I don't think an attack on my boat is warranted. They are strong, slow, and easily handled if rigged correctly. Mine has gone from S Africa to Asia to the Carib. Hardly a condo...wouldn't you think?
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I think the high windage of the design and some owners of condomarans is well understood.
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I am certain this is a very desirable attribute, depending on your deal. I just never heard the term and thought it was funny after seeing cats that obviously are in no way set up for even a day sail but have redundant characteristics of a home. My deal is strength, ease of sailing, and affordability. I must say the Catana sure looks sweet though!
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I would think it would depend on how much garbage you strip out of it and how easily it would single handle.

I never heard this term and I don't think an attack on my boat is warranted. They are strong, slow, and easily handled if rigged correctly. Mine has gone from S Africa to Asia to the Carib. Hardly a condo...wouldn't you think?
Your post right after Wraith_Mac made it appear (to me anyway) that the two boat listings he posted and suggested are performance cruisers (which they are, good ones IMO ) are "condomarans" and worth a laugh over.

I looked at some sale listings of your model and they look to be a fine ship, worthy of Oceans and serious sailings. Misunderstandings all around.

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Your post right after Wraith_Mac made it appear (to me anyway) that the two boat listings he posted and suggested are performance cruisers (which they are, good ones IMO ) are "condomarans" and worth a laugh over.

I looked at some sale listings of your model and they look to be a fine ship, worthy of Oceans and serious sailings. Misunderstandings all around.

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Considering my first Cruising Cat for use mostly for the tropics with a possible circumnavigation one day. Considering the Seawind 1160 now built in Vietnam. Would she sail well in light winds ? Any experience of this one and or suggestions on alternatives ?
Seawinds are a very well respected boat and although the layup and construction is happening OS nowdays its to Aussie standards.

No matter what cat, overloading will be the biggest thing to consider. Cats (to generalize- before the flames start) dont like lots of weight. Minimize heavy and useless items, like extra frypans, paint drums full of gear you will never use, boxes of books you may never read and that silly gadget you bought at the easter show.

Buying used will save you $$$$KKK and the previous owners will have added some nice toys like electronics, extra sails etc that dont come standard. Of course the seawind rep wont like me saying that lol

I am fan of seawinds and the 1160 really does appear to be a well thought out boat.
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