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Old 20-01-2012, 23:23   #1
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Dandee ... Very Unusual Catamaran !

I like what I see!

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Too bad they didn't put a Yanmar in each hull though.
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Old 21-01-2012, 00:08   #2
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Re: Dandee ... very unusual catamaran!

Nice looking open salon design. Looks it's designed for folks who like sleeping solo with narrow beds. It's probably really fast without much closet space to get too full and heavy.
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Too bad they didn't put a Yanmar in each hull though.
Its 8 metres, really needs another 3 to 4 metres before I'd even consider diesels
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Old 21-01-2012, 05:16   #4
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It's.a small performance boat. Twin diesels with there weight and drag would ruin that concept.
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Re: Dandee ... very unusual catamaran!

Nice looking boat. Don't see that it's all that unusual though.
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Old 21-01-2012, 13:54   #6
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Really? 26 feet long with a 20 foot beam? I've never seen those proportions in a Cat before. (But then I am new to all of this).
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Old 21-01-2012, 14:33   #7
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Re: Dandee ... very unusual catamaran!

Saw one of these at my local marina once (pretty sure)--tied up there with the cabin cruisers and the few small mono sailboats. Really cool-looking design in person. Always wondered what it was. The hull lines look like Shuttleworth to me but I really know nothing about it. Sure looked like fun, but not for long-distance cruising.
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Re: Dandee ... very unusual catamaran!

Not much flat deck space to walk on underway. Other then that, pretty roomy for a small Cat.
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Probably true but I wish I had one to find out how much of a problem that would be. Went back to the site and it is indeed a Shuttleworth design. Looks like a shrunken down Tek. Oh how I want one.
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yes, one of Shuttleworths Chinese built Cheeta 8's. Heres a video of an early one in "sailing" sea trials . I use the word "sailing" loosely as one realizes the motor is running later in the video.
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According to one of the websites, they were using borrowed sails and an oversized motor. They weren't able to pull the motor out of the water thus the central wake. Supposedly the seatrial was done entirely under sail.
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Re: Dandee ... very unusual catamaran!

I do like the chine on the inside of the hulls! That should help with not pounding the center section in the big choppy swells.
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According to one of the websites, they were using borrowed sails and an oversized motor. They weren't able to pull the motor out of the water thus the central wake. Supposedly the seatrial was done entirely under sail.
Thats funny. Watch how long and fast it moves to windward with the sails flogging, then accelerates through the tack, before you believe that . Infact the jib is backed for a period of time if you look closely.
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Thats funny. Watch how long and fast it moves to windward with the sails flogging, then accelerates through the tack, before you believe that . Infact the jib is backed for a period of time if you look closely.
I see that but if you look at the shot of the sterns there is no prop trail only the wakes of the sterns.
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I see that but if you look at the shot of the sterns there is no prop trail only the wakes of the sterns.
The motor, an OB, is hidden in the middle about 6' forward of the sterns, in a covered box. Look at the photos from the first post.
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