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Old 19-04-2012, 06:48   #76
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per the 66 video: looked to me like the guy was having a hard time trying to see from inside the steering station .. seems like a strange setup. but yes nice when raining.
I suspect you are referring to the time he was standing starboard of the wheel in an open doorway instead of sitting behind the wheel on the elevated bench/seat. I got the impression it was more a case of wanting to get the wind in your face experience by getting out from behind the window in front of the wheel. He did say on many Gunboats there were two wheels, one inside the cabin and one outside the cabin right by the two power winches and the running rigging used to control the sails and drop the hook. I never got the impression there was any issue with vision from inside the cabin.
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I hate to say this but if standing inside was a common problem for vision, then all motoryachts would become bumper boats!
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Old 24-04-2012, 14:43   #78
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Re: Gunboats: Any First-Hand Info ?

I'm sure the gunboat fans will not love this comment, but I saw one at the boat show">Miami Boat show and I was not all that impressed. I love the idea of its performance, but I didn't love the feel or fit of the interior much at all. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I wasn't crazy about it.
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Old 25-04-2012, 00:59   #79
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Re: Gunboats: Any First-Hand Info ?

[QUOTE=Camp Director G;938094]I'm sure the gunboat fans will not love this comment, but I saw one at the Miami Boat show and I was not all that impressed. I love the idea of its performance, but I didn't love the feel or fit of the interior much at all. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I wasn't crazy about it.[/QUOTEI]

I would like to know, What other type of other performance catamaran did you like at the show ? If you owned a GB you wouldn't have to impress the right girls with fancy heavy furniture.
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Old 25-04-2012, 01:15   #80
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After looking at Gunboats if anyone wants to unload thiers really really really cheap i will take it and work out the docking and sailing bit later!
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After looking at Gunboats if anyone wants to unload thiers really really really cheap i will take it and work out the docking and sailing bit later!
Get in line I started this thread and looks like were both setting in nice cats now
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Love my boat,but could see myself flying along at 18 knots.
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Love my boat,but could see myself flying along at 18 knots.
Yes I know 14 tops so far, too much sail up and the top batton poped out, so crusing at 18kt's in a GB would be relaxing about like doing 10kt's in our cat now I bet.
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Like all things moving,you would get used to the higher speeds very quickly.
A friend has a Perry 59 cat motorsailer that has an awesome rig on it.
It motors up to 24 knots and cruises at 15 knots under power!
I asked him one day what she sails like? He laughed and said dont know never had the sails up.
It would sail unreal too,but once you go fast its hard i imagine to go back to 10 knots.
Could be worse though,we cold be on a mono doing 5-6 knots all day and night!
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Love my boat,but could see myself flying along at 18 knots.
They sailed 2680 miles of ARC 2011 in 12 days 5 hours. ARC 2011 had perfect tradewind conditions throughout.

18 yes she can, 9 yes she does. Nothing spectacular.

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They sailed 2680 miles of ARC 2011 in 12 days 5 hours. ARC 2011 had perfect tradewind conditions throughout.

18 yes she can, 9 yes she does. Nothing spectacular.

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If it doesn't blow, of course it's not going to fly at 18 or 25 the whole time. The point is, you need to constantly trim your sails and sacrifice your comfort on other boats to reach the casual speeds on GB.
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If it doesn't blow, of course it's not going to fly at 18 or 25 the whole time. The point is, you need to constantly trim your sails and sacrifice your comfort on other boats to reach the casual speeds on GB.
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PLS look into ARC 2011 archives and check how other designs did.

A 66 will be nearly 66 on LOA she has pretty vertical bows. Then sqrt of her LOA is 8.1. To make 9, in a cat, on a passage with trade wind conditions is nothing but ordinary.

Their website says 300 Nm days are common and 400 are possible I say how come the boat hit low 200 only sailing a tradewind passage.

I will disagree with your take on 'other boats constantly trim' etc. It is actually the other way round: when you want to go fast then you have to trim the sails constantly. Or else my racing experience took me to some brackish meanders of boat trim.

I like the Gunboat but I cannot see where it outperforms any other good 66' cat.

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Hi,

PLS look into ARC 2011 archives and check how other designs did.

A 66 will be nearly 66 on LOA she has pretty vertical bows. Then sqrt of her LOA is 8.1. To make 9, in a cat, on a passage with trade wind conditions is nothing but ordinary.

Their website says 300 Nm days are common and 400 are possible I say how come the boat hit low 200 only sailing a tradewind passage.

I will disagree with your take on 'other boats constantly trim' etc. It is actually the other way round: when you want to go fast then you have to trim the sails constantly. Or else my racing experience took me to some brackish meanders of boat trim.

I like the Gunboat but I cannot see where it outperforms any other good 66' cat.

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5 cents for the boat, 95 cents for the bragging rights for every dollar on a GB!
Yes. She is pretty, she sails fast and she has the comforts. Beyond that it is all about whose boat is the more expensive one.

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An avergage of 9knots is nothing the get to exicited about.
For the huge $$$ i will stick to what i have.
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