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Old 22-09-2016, 18:55   #1
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Draft on new Leopard 45

Drafts of similar cats -

Lagoon 42: 4'1"
Lagoon 450: 4'3"
Leopard 40: 4'1"
Leopard 44: 4'2"
Leopard 46: 4'5"
Leopard 48: 4'10"
FP Helia 44: 3'10"
FP 47: 4'4"

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New Leopard 45: 5'1"

Sort of a big jump. Maybe they're trying for a cursing cat with respectable performance upwind?
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Old 23-09-2016, 05:06   #2
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5' 1" Draft on new Leopard 45

This is one of the reason we purchased a FP Helia 44 with 3' 10" draft.
We can get into really nice skinny water while all the deeper keel draft boats fight for spots in deeper water.

Our Catalina 380 mono was 5' 6" with a lead wing keel.

Shallow draft is one of the main reasons for most cruisers to buy a Catamaran.
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Re: Draft on new Leopard 45

Anything over a metre is unnecessary and speaks to huge volume, draggy hulls. I know of Monos with less draft than that. I despair.
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Re: Draft on new Leopard 45

Not to mention more potential for tripping on breaking waves. They should have used retractable boards.
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Re: Draft on new Leopard 45

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Anything over a metre is unnecessary and speaks to huge volume, draggy hulls. I know of Monos with less draft than that. I despair.
Unless it speaks of narrow, low volume hulls below the waterline which submerge further for the same all up weight.
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Anything over a metre is unnecessary and speaks to huge volume, draggy hulls. I know of Monos with less draft than that. I despair.
or it speaks to 0.5m plus mini keels.
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