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Old 29-03-2016, 15:52   #916
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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

Its all to do with being European, they discovered everything and they make the best boats and they are the spiritual home of Half Boats.
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Old 29-03-2016, 15:58   #917
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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

I want to thank Polux and Robert sailor

I learnt yacht design from the lines of Herreshoff, Burgess, Alden, S&S... and can plainly state that the super structure of that G boat looks like a green house roof.

I also see much sciovinism in the fact that G is/was proudly made in the USA....

And I also see that cat-lovers are surely blind beyond evidence (based upon the glorious floating remains of the G)

I leave anyone to his/her own obsessions, but with a final note, from a professional Delivery Skipper (100+ boats) and friend of mine:

" the only time I got seasick was on a cat, in the Med (short waves)".....

G'day :-)
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The only times I ever got seasick was on a mono. (Actually more than one mono).


But I don't see that as a criticism of those boats. And I REALLY don't see any point in constantly visiting the monohull forum to say so. That would be simply trolling, like you're doing here.....


Furthermore it's pretty clear that you haven't ever sailed on a cat'. (Otherwise you'd be relating your own terrible experiences.)


Something you have in common with your cat-critic pals.


However, the majority of catamaran owners HAVE owned monohulls. And have made an informed choice.
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Old 29-03-2016, 16:05   #919
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Sir, you try to put in my mouth words I never wrote

Thus, judge yourself, if able to, who is over the bar.

Oyster "was" of prime quality

The sea world is wide, but if we have to find sectarian believers at sea, cat-lovers beat Colin-archer fans by some miles....
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Well what did you write?


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I do believe any monohull of the worst make would keep floating for years...

And yet one of the best sank. Joining hundreds of others.... Would the worst monohull float for years with a companionway hatch open like the Gunboat has?
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Sir, you try to put in my mouth words I never wrote

Thus, judge yourself, if able to, who is over the bar.

Oyster "was" of prime quality

The sea world is wide, but if we have to find sectarian believers at sea, cat-lovers beat Colin-archer fans by some miles....
you really have fun here bashing each other day after day.

Maybe shut computer and go out and enjoy life.
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I leave it to your dementia
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Ah yes, the last resort - personal abuse. Classy.
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enjoy the day. GTG
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Re: GUNBOAT Dismasting

The cockpit covering on that model of Gunboat is just that - a covering for the cockpit that is likely stronger than the typical canvass enclosure. I wouldn't expect either to survive the loss of the rig and un-manned exposure to the North Atlantic for more than a year, whether the boat was a monohull or multihull.

The fact that it remained upright and afloat in those circumstances is, I think, pretty good evidence of the quality of the engineering of the hull and deck, if not the rig.
Of course, Thunderbird, Polux and Robert Sailor all point out that all monohulls, regardless of the quality, could do this for years. But for a catamaran, which we all know is much more likely to sink, I still think it was pretty impressive.
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I learnt yacht design from the lines of Herreshoff, )
I remember Nathaniel, he designed a Cat that was promptly banned by the conservative establishment about 100 years ago.
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Of course, Thunderbird, Polux and Robert Sailor all point out that all monohulls, regardless of the quality, could do this for years.
This place gets weirder by the day
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This place gets weirder by the day
I dunno, just seems like business as usual.

To summarise....

"I've never been on a catamaran, but I hate them anyway, and all you cat' owners are one eyed and stupid"


Yeah, pretty much usual CF...
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Yes, he's a cat hater. He said so himself. At least he admits it, unlike you....
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I am confused, he seems to like cats but not Gunboats. Can you specifically say were he says he is a cat hater? He talked about several cats he seemed to like and they are performance ones.

I really don't like or see any sense on the expression cat hater.

Why should someone hate catamarans? One may dislike them, don't be interested in them but hate them? Why should someone hate cats? It just don't make sense unless somebody is forced to sail in one.

Maybe it is just you and others like you that think that if somebody does not like a cat as a sailboat, than it has to hate it? Kind of a fundamentalist concept, hating catamarans. Do you think that there are also sailors that Hate monohulls? or Hate motorboats, not only dislike them?
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I see some mental diseases around here,I can't understand how some individuals have not overcome this mono v multi debate once and for all...
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