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Old 10-03-2008, 14:21   #16
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I hadn't even noticed that Dave, but you are absolutely right - no roach on the main at all!

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Old 10-03-2008, 15:04   #17
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I hadn't even noticed that Dave, but you are absolutely right - no roach on the main at all!

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Old 10-03-2008, 15:59   #18
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"Fully vertical battened mainsail with electric in mast reefing."

Not a sailing machine, apparently. But nice looking!

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If she is anything like her sister the Discovery 55, she'll sail extremely well, and be a superb cruiser to boot. Can I have one please?
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Old 10-03-2008, 16:06   #19
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Although at first blush it is very pretty, it doesn't have much in the way of side decks that I can see. So going forward becomes a real pain. And the coach roof is much too round for safety (but is gives a nice appearance).
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Old 10-03-2008, 17:39   #20
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yeah its the large verticals windows that are offputing to me
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Old 10-03-2008, 20:50   #21
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I think what he means is those vertical windows on the hull destroy the lines. I tend to agree. Otherwise it is a very nice looking boat.
In addition to distracting from the looks, the vertical windows appear fender-sized and are placed directly below stanchions in a location along the hull where fenders might normally be placed. Not a very well thought out feature for usability.

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Old 11-03-2008, 06:39   #22
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Lodesman, I stand corrected - it can have some roach with verticle battens (albeit not your typical huge roach of modern performance cat mains).

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Old 11-03-2008, 07:56   #23
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If she is anything like her sister the Discovery 55, she'll sail extremely well, and be a superb cruiser to boot. Can I have one please?
I just made the connection, I think, to the Discovery 55. There was one at the Annapolis show, right? Wow, was that a sweet boat! Very sweet. I hope this cat ends up looking as nice. As for sailing, we'll have to see. I also noticed in the drawings there are no winches. That could affect the sailing. Maybe they're hard to draw......

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nice lines shame about the windows though
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I wonder if he wasn't commenting on the 'windows' of the deckhouse rather than the 'portlights' in the hulls?? On a dark colored hulls these oddly or unusual portlights can be camouflaged in.

What I find more offensive is all these 'swirly line' shaped side windows that appear on many modern power vessel designs and 'euro designs'. Often takes away the 'classical look' that I feel will eventually outlast the modern look. In this design's defense, they don't look too bad, and then again you might say multihull vessels don't really have a 'classic history' to the extent that sailing monos do.
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This beauty has the same lines. No Doubt they'll be each others competition.

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She is finished and in the water now, a real beauty.

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I'll take it and look OUT the windows while you all look AT the windows.
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With Bill Dixon the designer it will sail well and is another of the new generation cats not dissimilar to some of the M&M designs of similar size.

I personall don't like the foward stateroom which restricts foward saloon vizability.

Sail systems can be customised as you wish from my observation.

Good looking vessel with some good systems from a quailty builder. Price may be the issue for me.
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I was just on her. Not bad but nothing special. As usual the owners are convinced they have built the best boat ever because they build good monos. interior quality is fair but there are some screaming mistakes in layout. Without boring you with s list of issues, a good example is having to climb over the bed to get from one side of the master cabin to the other. I wish them the best of luck, but feel that if they had a little less ego and talked to a catamaran professional the product would have been a lot better. Also Bill Dixon is an odd choice -the only cat (Catariba) he has ever designed in the past was such a disaster that he won't even admit to have had anything to do with it! He is a superb designer of monos, but think that he missed a number of tricks here.
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