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Old 17-12-2015, 15:49   #1
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Interesting Cat

This boat. anchored near me today in Key West Harbor. maybe somebody can explain it to me. To free standing mast 1Far port 1 far starboard
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Old 17-12-2015, 16:08   #2
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It looks like Chris White (or inspired ) hull with" Freedom" style free standing rigs. low C/E and simple to run . may suffer from too little sail
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Old 17-12-2015, 16:17   #3
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[ QUO TE=admiralslater;1990500]It looks like Chris White (or inspired ) hull with" Freedom" style free standing rigs. low C/E and simple to run . may suffer from too little sail[/QUOTE]

Would one use both sails at the same time? would not oneself like the wind from the other?
I am a powerboat guy so I do not know how these work
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Go over and say 'hi'.
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It looks like Chris White (or inspired ) hull with" Freedom" style free standing rigs. low C/E and simple to run . may suffer from too little sail
Not so much Chris White as Peter Goss and Team Phillip
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Go over and say 'hi'.
why did I not think of that
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Yea .well. I passed by on my way home, the lady was on deck then she saw me heading her way and she ran down into the cabin. So...

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go to page 8 and start reading then click next page and keep reading
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I think those are uprights for sea football. Try kicking one through. That will get their attention.
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Yea .well. I passed by on my way home, the lady was on deck then she saw me heading her way and she ran down into the cabin. So...

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You gotta figure out a way to hide that hunchback...

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[QUOTE b=paxfish;1990943]You gotta figure out a way to hide that hunchback...

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It's a biplane rig. They work GREAT! But just like any double masted boat, there is a point of sail where the windward sail blankets the leeward. On a biplane rigged cat, that is 90 degrees apparent. I just never sail at 90 apparent.
Very safe and easy to use rig.
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Structurally it's much easier to rig a freestanding mast in the hulls than on the bridgedeck.
The buried section is longer which gives better leverage.



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It's a biplane rig. They work GREAT! But just like any double masted boat, there is a point of sail where the windward sail blankets the leeward. On a biplane rigged cat, that is 90 degrees apparent. I just never sail at 90 apparent.
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I have sailed about 1,250M on a Schionning designed Radical Bay. For us the trick with wind at 90 degrees was to let the windward sail out a lot and sheet in the leeward sail thereby creating / trying to create one big "wing" sail - it worked well for us.
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I have sailed about 1,250M on a Schionning designed Radical Bay. For us the trick with wind at 90 degrees was to let the windward sail out a lot and sheet in the leeward sail thereby creating / trying to create one big "wing" sail - it worked well for us.

Yeah, I do that also if I need to sail at 90, but I really feel that at that point, the windward sail isn't really creating any power. It's more or less luffing while the leeward sail is doing all the work. It works fine, but sailing between 80 and 45, and 100 to 180 (apparent) gives you much better power.

Ive gathered this info from having sailed about 12,000 miles on my biplane rigged Cat2Fold www.cat2fold.wordpress.com.



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