Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2012, 13:20   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: WTB Lagoon or Leopard 38'-40'
Posts: 1,273
Re: Hmmmm buy a Outbound 52 used or a 56ft Crowther Cat for blue water sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat View Post
We recently did a 800 mile crossing in a rally with 3 cat's and 6 mono's. Had winds over 30 knots for most of the time.

Fact is, NOBODY was comfortable. The mono sailors were constantly wet, we had heaps of noise. Off watch we'd put earplugs in to sleep. The mono guys started running out of dry clothing, bedding was wet etc. One mono sailor had a bruise from his backside to his ankle. My wife broke a fingernail.

Interestingly, NONE of the mono's skipper's wives made the crossing, all preferring to fly in. 2 of the 3 cats were crewed by couples.

2 of the cats arrived at Huon reef a day before the mono's and the other cat. So for that night we were MUCH more comfortable.

This is a story I've heard in enough variations to pursuade me that a cat is the ONLY option for anyone who wishes to travel with a woman, unless said woman by chance happens to be a sailor herself - in which case, this isn't really your decision, is it?
__________________

__________________
ArtM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2012, 09:52   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bradenton, Fla
Posts: 172
Re: Hmmmm buy a Outbound 52 used or a 56ft Crowther Cat for blue water sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by neelie View Post
Its even harder to imagine where you would haul out a 56ft cat or even where you would park it.

Yes that is something to think about. It will support itself on the short
keels if you want to DIY the bottom and other stuff.
__________________

__________________
videorov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2013, 17:36   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bradenton, Fla
Posts: 172
Re: Hmmmm buy a Outbound 52 used or a 56ft Crowther Cat for blue water sailing

Thanks for all of the replies.
__________________
videorov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 21:56   #19
Registered User
 
neelie's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: On the boat
Boat: Valiant 50
Posts: 514
Both GREAT boats. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Sadly, in the boat selection process, there is no holy grail of the one perfect design.

We had a cat and were happy with it. We're back to a mono now because of haul out issues and the constant climbing of steps. Paradoxically, we did more up and down the stairs in a cat than in a mono. Murphy's Law dictated that whatever we needed was always in the opposite hull.

As far as beaching a cat? Only in the sales brochures, or in desperation. You need that "perfect" beach and a decent tidal range and you must love racing the clock. It certainly is possible and people do it, but surprisingly few.
__________________
The light at the end of the tunnel are no longer the headlights of the oncoming train......yippee
neelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2013, 06:19   #20
Registered User
 
Sand crab's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Boat: 34' Crowther tri sold 16' Kayak now
Posts: 3,157
Re: Hmmmm buy a Outbound 52 used or a 56ft Crowther Cat for blue water sailing

Here's a vid of a Catana 582. looks pretty comfortable to me.
__________________
We don't need no stinking badges.
Sand crab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2013, 13:08   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,459
Images: 69
Re: Hmmmm buy a Outbound 52 used or a 56ft Crowther Cat for blue water sailing

Quote:
Originally Posted by neelie View Post
As far as beaching a cat? Only in the sales brochures, or in desperation.
Got to love it when people post about stuff they have no idea about.
__________________

__________________
44'cruisingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blue water sailing, sailing, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.