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Old 17-02-2015, 12:29   #31
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Re: I Guess Catamarans do Sink

Not really relevant but For some reason I'm reminded of Pete Goss and his " wave piercing " catamaran...it did put more miles under its hulls than the Gunboat before also coming a cropper in 70 knots. Maybe 70 knots is the magic number...?
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Old 17-02-2015, 12:50   #32
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Re: I Guess Catamarans do Sink

What does this discussion have to do with carrying a life-raft? Buy one, maintain it, get it ready in heavy weather or I ain't riding with you. You might also want to check with your liability insurance, you might not be covered without one. After all, your dead body will float sooner or later with, or without a life jacket, unless its trapped inside your sunken boat.
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I'm a tri advocate. Probably not as fast as a cat but less likely to pitch pole. On the other hand a mono can be knocked down and come back up

Just a matter of choice.

Tri not as fast as a cat? Really?


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Less likely to pitchpole? Are you sure?


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Old 17-02-2015, 15:07   #35
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Re: I Guess Catamarans do Sink

I sailed a catamaran in the Caribbean last spring and the owner said it would not sink. This cat was so overloaded it had the water line painted/changed twice. This admitted by the owner. It sailed like a pig (a pregnant, retarded pig).

It would have sunk. I guarantee it.

The Gemini we owned, many think won't sink. And to prove it here is a picture of one from a few years ago. Better than nothing but...............dang!!
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Old 17-02-2015, 15:13   #36
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Excuse me, could you please pull me off this daggerboard?
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I don't know why people get so serious about catamarans. They're not even real boats.
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Old 17-02-2015, 15:28   #38
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Roger, not real, but surreal. Not only will my cat NOT sink, it will fly BOTH hulls and, in fact, it levitates!!

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Old 17-02-2015, 15:34   #39
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I am building a Schionning and I am certain it is unsikable to a point. Those points being either a fire or explosion where the boat is burnt to the water line or running aground on a reef and being unable to get the vessel off of the reef and having the seas smash it to pieces. In any other circumstances I do not see this boat sinking. I have built one escape hatch in one of the hulls and not for escape purposes but for re-entry into the vessel in the event of the boat ever flipping over. The schionnings, apart from the normal boyancy chambers in the bow have sealed soles segregated into 600mm x 400mm buoyancy compartments. A lot of the production cats utilise the space under the soles so they do not have as many bouyancy compartments. My saloon is 3 metres long so in each hull section for the saloon area I have 10 seperate bouyancy compartments. The same boyancy compartments exist fwd and aft of the saloon. If the boat is inverted the bow's float highest due to the watertight compartments in the bow's and the stern sits lower due to the weight of the engines. The materials used are foam/balsa which have positive boyancy as 44C has already stated.
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No they're unreal boats.
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I love it. You can tell us what they are since you have one.
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Better put the training wheels back on. You have no idea from whence you speak. Along with your comment on pitch poling,
Hahahaha!
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Re: I Guess Catamarans do Sink

I'm gonna replace my keel bolts with explosive bolts, so in case a sinking is imminent, I can just blow the bolts and be as un-sinkable as a Cat.
Soon as I find the bolts, I'll do it


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Roger, not real, but surreal. Not only will my cat NOT sink, it will fly BOTH hulls and, in fact, it levitates!!

WELL I'll be.

I be wantin' one o' them. Yessiree.
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