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Old 06-11-2012, 08:02   #16
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i am soooo glad i am in a marina today---watching this is a real eye opener.....i am careful when sailing and driving my boat--i dont come near anyone else with my huge pig sticking sprit---and when dinks drive by , i ask them to please dont go under, as it could be hazardous to their health, especially in heavy chop......
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I just goes to show, no matter where you are, there is a possibility you may encounter an idiot.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:28   #18
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OOOOH--YUMMMY--THANKYOU FOR THAT--I NEEDED A LIFT---
the vitim is going to where the cat is and has my camera. life will resume nicely--mebbe he can own a cat--he will have to change name of it--the name of the cat is ugly name.....owner wont need it when in mexican jail.....mebbe he was chartering and can lose his license.....there were no mexicans on board.....hhhhmmmmmm
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:58   #19
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Zee,

You have a lot more faith in the Mexican judicial system than I do. If your friend is in a small boat without much money, and was hit by a guy in a large boat with lots of money, I think he is going to be lucky if he gets any compensation, especially if the guy has any local connections.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:02   #20
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he is doing port capt last, a she is adverse to having self above radar--- he is getting pix, and has a witness with him-- gringo vs gringo usually goes prison bound both for a time of about a month, then mebbe gets a chance to be sorted out.....is why i think my trip may be postponed for a few days to 2 weeks.we have to see what is gonna be happening.....and the mess inside his cockpit--and his wounds as a result of the collision...the witness is witness to the lights blazing all night from the victims boat--i can see well from a mile away--and as to what the offender says and does--mebbe they can get on video--my camera has that feature.....
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dolphin strikers do not allow folks to drive up and over boats at anchor to damage them.
Not true. I did just that in my old Seabird Yawl. Took out the taffrail and pushpit of a beautifull Lapworth sloop. You don't even have to be drunk, all it takes is a little determination and a fool who doesn't know his turning radius under power.
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It is sad what booze does to folks on the water
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Re: have a question for catamaran owners

Zeehag, this is more than merely a leap in logic, it may be the most ridiculous attack on catamarans yet! If he had been struck at speed by a drunk in a steel-hulled monohull and his boat was split in two, would anyone criticize monohulls for having a single, strong, pointed end that could only be intended to wreck other boats! If it makes you feel any better, perhaps we can all agree that based upon size, construction, weight and desisgn, some boats are capable of causing more damage than other boats when they are being operated by drunks and incompetents.

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Re: have a question for catamaran owners

Stiletto cats have a wire like that. The bridle for the chute and reacher slide back and forth on it. I have seen it on a few one-offs and home-builts as well.

Yeah, cats have amas and akas, we just don't find the terminology as useful as it is for trimarans.

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There are three terms that describe the components of modern multihulls. The term vaka, like the related terms aka and ama, come from the Malay and Micronesian language group terms for parts of the outrigger canoe, and vaka can be roughly translated as canoe or main hull.[5]
  • Aka[5] – The aka of a multihull sailboat is a member of the framework that connects the hull to the ama(s) (outrigger). The term aka originated with the proa, but is also applied to modern trimarans.
  • Ama[5] – The term ama comes from the proa. The vaka is the main hull, the ama is the outrigger, and the aka[5] or iako (Hawaiian) is the support connecting the two (not three) hulls. The term ama and aka have been widely applied to modern trimarans.
  • Vaka[5] – A proa consists of a vaka, the main canoe-like hull; an ama, the outrigger; and akas, the poles connecting the ama to the vaka.
Catamarans and trimarans share the same terminology, with a vakan, ama, and aka.[6]
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What a ridiculous thread.
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Re: have a question for catamaran owners

actually I fixed a wire between my hulls for damaging other boats. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet though
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What a ridiculous thread.
thankyou-- if you had been the man who was injured as the large cat drove over his boat to the coach house and demolished your boat, as you slept with anchor lights blazing, you would not think along these lines, would you?
or, mebbe you are the one who damaged the boat in the ancorage.....

if you had read the initial posting, you would know it is only one idjit we seek..... and hopefully, that individual is being spoken with now. the driver of the cat, in this country, with the proof we have to present, has a lot to lose.

this question i asked did give me the answers i need to know as regards the construction of the bows of a catamaran. thankyou.
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Seemed like a reasonable design question coming from a non-cat sailor.

Drunkeness is clearly the problem.
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Seemed like a reasonable design question coming from a non-cat sailor.

Drunkeness is clearly the problem.
Asking if someone would have deliberately strung wire between his bows for the express intent of doing damage to other boats while operating his boat drunk - sounds like a reasonable question?

I'm bloody glad I live in Australia then.
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