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Old 04-08-2008, 07:48   #31
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Sorry, I didn't notice the speed through the water display, but zoomed in to see it. The wind display says 65 degrees, for me that is reaching if it is AWS, as I presume it is?

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A moment in time photo does not tell us what the average wind angle was. That 65 degrees in the photo could have been there for one second or three hours. The new owner has said that it was typically between 30-50 degrees on this trip. Of course you dont have to believe them, but why wouldnt you?

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Andreas,
You are in one of the prettiest places that I regret never having cruised. Well, other than the coastal cruise from Bergen to Nordcap. We lived in Stavanger for five years when it was a small town (1978) and loved it. Enjoy!
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Hello all,

I'm sorry if my post was a bit unclear.

Upon reading what I wrote, I see that there is plenty of room for misinterpretation:

First of all, though the picture says that the wind angle is 65, that was by no means what we had for the majority of the trip. We had it on the nose the entire time. I consider 30 - 50 on the nose. I understand that some forum members feel differently about what's on the nose, but if they normally sail on a sharper angle than 30 to call it "on the nose", I'll be very impressed ... and I'd also like to know what's propelling them besides their engine(s).

I was not impressed about hoisting the sails and lowering them 51 hours later, but I was impressed that we didn't need to use the engine, even when we had ridiculously little wind to work with (4 knots).

The gennaker was in the air for a total of 15 minutes. Then we managed to tear it, through good old bad luck. For the remaining 50 hours and 45 minutes we were flying mainsail and genoa.

Gideon touched upon the current: it was slightly in my favor when we took the picture (and when we had the great sail doing 11 knots in 13 knots of wind) .. about .8 knots at the time of the picture, slightly more when we were really kicking butt. Having said that we had currents against us, with us and on both starboard and port side, but I don't think it severely impeded our journey.

Since we spent two full nights in the boat under sail, we were able to really test out the cabins. I was very curious as to how the two protrusions would sound and feel. It honestly wasn't an issue. Maybe a wave hit it now and then, but it wasn't any more out of place than a wave hitting the outside of the hull. Put it to you this way, I definitely didn't lose any sleep over it and neither did the other two guys either.

Alan seems to be unimpressed with the average speed we did. Well, I for one am impressed, especially when you remember that the three of us were inexperienced multi-hullers. The other two guys are also inexperienced sailors, so I was super pleased with the speed we did. If doing 8 knots in relatively light winds is a terrible deal, then by all means be unimpressed. I wanted a fast boat not a flat out racer. I felt safe and comfortable the whole trip and to me that's very important, especially when I achieved an average I'm happy with.

JamuJoe --- I've started sailing around in the fjords now and I'm very happy to be here. Though I'm really looking forward to seeing the World from a catamaran, starting with home is fantastic. I'll post some more pictures as soon as I snap some I'm happy with.

If there are other things I wrote that were easy to misunderstand, please let me know and I'll try to rectify them.
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Old 05-08-2008, 21:43   #34
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Andreas,

You have a boat that you obviously love and it is doing exactly what YOU want. Ignore those who want to make churlish comments.

Fair winds and great joy.

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Great job Andreas! I'm very happy to see some real world feedback from an independent party on the FastCat. I'm now a full-fledged believer. I hope a FastCat goes into charter somewhere fun so I can book her.

Madwand, take your heckling somewhere else.

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I dont know how many 435 fastcat have built. But this is # 1 and its heavier than # 2----?
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I dont know how many 435 fastcat have built. But this is # 1 and its heavier than # 2----?
Hallo Freetime

Andreas has purchased the Proof of concept prototype 435
The total weight was a bit over 8000 kilo
Hull number 2 that will come for sale this year has a weight ready to sail of 6900 kilo
The last FastCat that was launched was well under 6000 kilo with all the options
And it is our aim to get a FastCat 455 with out options but ready to sail into the water at or under 5000 kilo,s
4 FastCat,s have been build and launched and we have 4 455 under construction presently
We just moved to a new bigger factory where we will increase our production to 12 units per year.

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Andreas, do you have any interiorpics from your Fastcat? And sailingpics as well?
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Andreas, do you have any interior pictures from your FastCat? And sailingpics as well?
Hallo Freetime are there any specific area,s you want to see pictures of ?
I must have huge numbers of pictures from the build of Andreas,s FastCat and the sailing with her including her interior.

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Hallo Freetime are there any specific area,s you want to see pictures of ?
I must have huge numbers of pictures from the build of Andreas,s FastCat and the sailing with her including her interior.

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Hi Gideon, stupid me. Its alote on your homepage...and those pics must be from Andreas boat? I like the interiorlayot and woodchoise.
Do you have any pics on the engines?

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Hi Gideon, stupid me. Its alote on your homepage...and those pics must be from Andreas boat? I like the interiorlayot and woodchoise.
Do you have any pics on the engines?

Andreas FastCat actually has cherry wood but we give a choice of 5 different types of veneer wood and many more other choices
I can get you a picture of a engine installation but not on my home laptop, almost all the new FastCats will be equipped with the Green Motion propulsion generation system and Swedish generators built just 20 km north of you by Polar power DC.

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Andreas FastCat actually has cherry wood but we give a choice of 5 different types of veneer wood and many more other choices
I can get you a picture of a engine installation but not on my home laptop, almost all the new FastCats will be equipped with the Green Motion propulsion generation system and Swedish generators built just 20 km north of you by Polar power DC.

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Cant find the company Polar Power? You say 20 km north of me...?
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Hallo Freetime , yes 20 km north of Stockholm.
They produce both in the US and in Sweden.
Ralf Jersby is the manager
//dcmarine - el / kyla / värme: Diselgeneratorer för likström (DC)

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they use volvo diesels in the 15 and 22 Kw gensets.
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Hallo Freetime , yes 20 km north of Stockholm.
They produce both in the US and in Sweden.
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//dcmarine - el / kyla / värme: Diselgeneratorer för likström (DC)

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Thanks, just 15km from where i was born And 50 km from where i lives right now. If you need help with anything from them and dont want to fly to sweden. Contact me...
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Thanks, just 15km from where i was born And 50 km from where i lives right now. If you need help with anything from them and dont want to fly to sweden. Contact me...
Thanks for the offer Freetime , I might take you up on that.
Here are some interior pictures of Andreas FastCat
we have made some changes in mean while , the beds have grown due to demand to 2.20 long or 7 ft 4 inches and 6 ft or 1.80 wide , the nav station is enlarged and a few more parts have changed
I have also attached 2 pictures of the FastCat doing 21.4 knots whne entering the IJmuiden harbor taken by a client of ours

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The kithen looks very nice. Lots of space on top the stove.

Lots of room in that cat.

Nice you even supply a magazine rack for long sits in the toilet
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