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View Poll Results: Which type of catamarans would you choose, price not an object
Admiral 5 1.81%
BroadBlue 18 6.52%
Catana 62 22.46%
Dean 4 1.45%
Privilege 29 10.51%
Lagoon 55 19.93%
St Francis 25 9.06%
African Cats 24 8.70%
PDQ 26 9.42%
Voyage 9 3.26%
Manta 25 9.06%
Leapord 41 14.86%
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:08   #211
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I do not know how to start a pol but would it not be an idea to make a pol like this but have yachts in the size category in the poll what to choose
For instance
Catana 431
Privilege 435
Lagoon 440
Outremer 45
Mooring 46
Voyage 450
Lightwave 45
Lebreton 45
FastCat 455
Dean 440
Knysna 440
Broadbleu 435

and I am sure there are many more and the same could be done for 40 foot cats etc
It would make more sense than having to make the choice with unlimited funds for any boat.

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The idea of having one of the above cats, for the majority I believe, is not different than the idea of unlimited funds.
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That is the reason to have different polls for 36 ft , for 40 ft for 50 ft and maybe for a 60 ft as well and off course we all have different wishes and funds but this site is for every sailor I think.

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Another way to approach it might be to ask what cat you would choose in a given price range.

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Old 19-06-2008, 14:04   #214
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Another way to approach it might be to ask what cat you would choose in a given price range.

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That sounds like a good idea
How do I start a poll like that ?

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Old 21-06-2008, 15:04   #215
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The dream would be a FastCat, but need a lottery winnings first
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Old 22-06-2008, 13:17   #216
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The dream is MATRIX SOLHI 76..... with all due respect to the Fast- Cat ...but for all the saving of using Kevlar/carbon etc it is not a very pretty cat.. in fact the Fast-Cat is a very dated design,, the MATRIX new 42 and for all it's fault's the FUSION 40 will beat it for looks with many more I can mention.. sorry Fast-Cat!
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If it sailed 20 knots in a 10 knot breeze, did not slam, ever, and righted itself after a knock-over (new term specifically for a multihull ), I would not care if it looked like two turds tied together.
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The dream is MATRIX SOLHI 76..... with all due respect to the Fast- Cat ...but for all the saving of using Kevlar/carbon etc it is not a very pretty cat.. in fact the Fast-Cat is a very dated design,, the MATRIX new 42 and for all it's fault's the FUSION 40 will beat it for looks with many more I can mention.. sorry Fast-Cat!
I’m of the opinion that, whilst beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, classic good taste is timeless - not necessarily a matter of current fashion.

As Voltaire said; “It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.”

Personally, I’m not fond of the so-called “futuristic” Euro’ styling, of the Matrix.
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Hummm it's T FORD in black for u then!...all timber boats then ..No GRP..or GPS ..only
maps ..I don't see your point , the J-yacht is a timeless classic but out place today.

Bye the way the Matrix is a South African Design,any new thinking on a old idea which makes life ease for a sailor will do me, even better if it looks good to the eye then it is usually works fine ask any yacht designer.
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Blind Date sailing 15 knots in 15 knots of breeze.
You want futuristic . 2.2tonnes empty but rigged.
I am getting closer to building a slightly smaller version
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Iwould choose a manta or a leopard be cause I like what i've heard about them.
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I had the good fortune to crew aboard a PDQ 44 last year. After three days of heavy weather all we could say was "great boat". I have crewed aboard a St.Francis and a FP and they do not compare with the PDQ.
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This is a bit off-the topic folks, so I apologise in advance.
I would get a nuclear-powered Russian submarine boat with one solid carbon-fibre sail which has a laser-sharpened ultra-mega-solid-sword on its very top. This sail is able to be remotely and electronically ejected whenever I need to look like a sailboat. The hydralic ejection mechanism is also nuclear powered so the sword has enough "zzzzzaaaaaang". Then I would go to the Cannes film festival and "park" my sub right underneath that of George Clooney and other sell-out actors and poke them a bit from underneath. Prior to that "poking-movie" I would silently eject myself from the submarine in a high-powered, quadruple-turbo loaded jet ski and sit on shore and play with my remote control. With a nuclear submarine boat you will probably be able to avoid mooring fees as well. I think if you fly to Murmansk you will probably get one ... get 3 and get the 4th for free! I only have around 100 nm sailing experience, but sailors need to harden up a bit. Whinge whinge, talk talk, design over design and not much substance. Think 16th century sailing. Get a boat, sail it a few weeks, and then head out into the worst storm imaginable - if you survive the storm, then you have 10 years of sailing & emergency experience covered in the duration of the storm, and if you don't --- oh well bad luck, but at least you lived as your adrenaline will surely be pumping hard. Thats MY attitude to sailing and full stop. ALL I dream about is a sailing boat. And don't worry, I won't cry for help as I will have chucked out my electronic devices prior to heading out INTO the storm. MANUAL navigation please.
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