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Old 12-09-2012, 15:34   #76
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Great boat....like the thought and technology.. I have hydraulic lifting stern legs on my boat ..but having keels/foils doing that is something else...keep us informed ....think it will be a great passage/cruising boat...
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Saw this cat wash up on the reef in Bonaire last week. Those motors just did not work, he could not motor against 15 knot winds and went assfirst into the island of Klein Bonaire, just sayin'
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Saw this cat wash up on the reef in Bonaire last week. Those motors just did not work, he could not motor against 15 knot winds and went assfirst into the island of Klein Bonaire, just sayin'
Heh. maybe that fanboy talking point about an 8kW electric motor being equivalent to a 30kW diesel (40HP) needs some revision.

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Saw this cat wash up on the reef in Bonaire last week. Those motors just did not work, he could not motor against 15 knot winds and went assfirst into the island of Klein Bonaire, just sayin'
Are you sure it was the same boat??
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Are you sure it was the same boat??
We met these guys in prickly Bay Grenada they were having electrical problems, hope it is not the same boat they had a couple of young kids onboard.
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Old 21-04-2013, 19:41   #81
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We met these guys in prickly Bay Grenada they were having electrical problems, hope it is not the same boat they had a couple of young kids onboard.
The boat is on a delivery from South Africa to Australia via Panama. Doubtful there would be young kids onboard.
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The boat is on a delivery from South Africa to Australia via Panama. Doubtful there would be young kids onboard.
The delivery skipper {who is Australian} has his wife and 2 chrildren are on board i know as i was on the boat and all 4 of them were there.
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Was it the OP's boat, or not?
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Yes it was the same boat.
No fault of the skipper though. He was trying to tack and a tourist trimaran dumped a load of snorkelers in his way, so he had to tack again, but had no way on and went into irons, at least that's what we saw.
Still, if he could start an engine he could have got out of it.
Personally, I know the purists will say you don't need an engine, but when you do, you really do.
Sailing motorless (And I have friends who do) is a whole new ballgame.
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Yes it was the same boat.
No fault of the skipper though. He was trying to tack and a tourist trimaran dumped a load of snorkelers in his way, so he had to tack again, but had no way on and went into irons, at least that's what we saw.
Still, if he could start an engine he could have got out of it.
Personally, I know the purists will say you don't need an engine, but when you do, you really do.
Sailing motorless (And I have friends who do) is a whole new ballgame.
Wow, that's terrible news. I know the owner back in Oz. He will be devastated. How bad is the damage?
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Wow, that's terrible news. I know the owner back in Oz. He will be devastated. How bad is the damage?
Fastcat should be able to give us the info. Terrible news. Hope damage is reparable. Electric drive is still a high risk/cost/developing option it seems.
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Yes it was the same boat.
No fault of the skipper though. He was trying to tack and a tourist trimaran dumped a load of snorkelers in his way, so he had to tack again, but had no way on and went into irons, at least that's what we saw.
Still, if he could start an engine he could have got out of it.
Personally, I know the purists will say you don't need an engine, but when you do, you really do.
Sailing motorless (And I have friends who do) is a whole new ballgame.
Would like to understand the details, the electric drive was not working, and they continued to use it? At the price of these boats, you would expect someone to fly out and personally fix it anywhere in the world.
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No fault of the skipper though. He was trying to tack and a tourist trimaran dumped a load of snorkelers in his way, so he had to tack again, but had no way on and went into irons, at least that's what we saw.
That is really hard for me to visualize. Usually snorkelers are over a reef or very close to one. For him to get trapped by them is odd and for it to happen where he didn't see it coming from a ways off is even odder.
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That is really hard for me to visualize. Usually snorkelers are over a reef or very close to one. For him to get trapped by them is odd and for it to happen where he didn't see it coming from a ways off is even odder.
Had something similar happen to me while running a charter in Belize once at a very popular snorkel spot. We had just released a mooring very close to the reef in shallow water when a tourist boat dumped a load of snorkelers right in our intended exit path....very close quarters on a 50' cat w a boat eating reef immediately to leeward of us. Took some quick creative maneuvering to exit. If we had lost an engine we would have been screwed.
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Sorry, I still can't see it. All the tourist snorkel boats I've seen take at least 5 minutes to stop, anchor or moor, give everyone final instructions, and get them in the water. If it did actually happen I'd blame the Captain, not the boat.
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