Originally Posted by GMac
27ft and 5 tonnes... She's not going to be a rocket ship of any kind and going to windward would be a slow chore, if it would at all. No way at 42k either, that's crazy talk.
Interesting point of view. but if you don't mind I'd like to correct some of this information? After all, you're talking about my boat now.
First they weight 6400 lbs, not 10000.
Next, I sail just fine up to 30 degrees apparent. 8 degrees leeway at 6 knots, 5 degrees at 7.
They handle great, manouver around docks fantasticly, and carry enough fuel
on board to cruise
power over 600 miles (1000 kilometers).
I have more interior room and stowage than my buddy's Morgan
At 42K they are the best value in a small cruising catamaran
on the market today. Catalac manufactured over 600 boats, before disbanding, and almost all of them are still sailing today. As you've pointed out, they are a bit on the heavy side. What you didn't mention is that the boats are heavy because they have solid fiberglass
hulls. There can be no delamination
issues with these boats as the hulls aren't cored. On an older boat, this issue trumps just about all others. Ask Bumfuzzle...
One last point, they handle direct lightning
Overall, a terrific boat without equal in it's size and price range and one I'm extremely happy with.