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Old 11-02-2010, 01:13   #1
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Malcom Tennant Sailing Cats

I have just bought one, based on the pacific40 design
Any other tennant cats or home builders out there?
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Old 13-02-2010, 23:06   #2
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Wow no replys? Im I being a pioneer or dont the Tennant yacht owners frequent these logs???
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Old 13-02-2010, 23:43   #3
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I am unfamiliar with the Malcom Tennant. I just looked them up, nice looking cat. Pilot house right?
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Never heard of the designs. I took a look, and there are a couple that appeal to me. Which did you purchase?.........i2f
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Old 14-02-2010, 16:04   #5
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Hi Picificcat

I been watching the promotion of the Pacific 40 via Multihuli World mag but havn't yet seen one built. Is yours finished or in kit form ready from assembling. My understanding is that they are sold as a kit for assembly similar to the Spirited range with molded hull shoe molds.

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Old 14-02-2010, 18:40   #6
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I have bought a Pacific 40,, she is in the water and is usable but still needs lots of fitting out, will be posting pics this weekend, what I like about her is the high sides,, yes i know windage is an issue, but a skilled skipper can contend with that..
unfortunatly the designer died a few years ago,, he is well know for his huge power cats
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Old 14-02-2010, 23:07   #7
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Just for interest.. there is a Tennant motor sailer cat that they claim would do 20knts under power, the Sundancer design..
My Yacht has been modified turning the cockpit int part gally and part skippers cabin, with a passage aft through the middle, two more double cabins up front with a long saloon through center, the helm is currently in the center of the saloon,, basicly i want to spend a good few hrs checking out needs, posibilities and practicalities,, before getting the tools out, ill keep posting ideas and pictures as I go
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Old 15-02-2010, 05:01   #8
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The website lists it as a Sundiver......

Malcolm Tennant Multihull Design Ltd - Sundiver
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Im surprised that folks on here are not familiar with Malcoms designs, the fastest multihull on the US west coast for many years until recently was Bill Gibbs Afterburner, a highly modified Tennant Bladerunner cat.
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Old 15-02-2010, 21:30   #10
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Thanks Oscar,, i knew it was sun something...
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:51   #11
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I've been a long time lurker, first time poster now. I have a 38' Tenant Cat, Kaveinga to the rigger design. Well, actually she is Dad's and we all use her. We are about to head out for Easter here in Auckland and the weather is looking great! I am planning a big sail in 2015 when our kids are 6 & 8 and are considering using Kaveinga. But we are not keen to go through the Red Sea or under South Africa so our preferred option is to buy a cat that is already on the other side.

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I spent some 2 weeks with Malcom in his design office and also sailing on of his friend's cats in the Bay of Islands- Malcom was one of the first designers to get builders to incorporate dagger boards - his were much lighter and easier to raise and lower.
I miss him !
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I have just bought one, based on the pacific40 design
Any other tennant cats or home builders out there?
Hi PacificCat
AT LONG LAST, another Tennant owner. I own a 47 ft Timeliner design by Malcolm. I have been on this site for a few years and have never heard his name mentioned. I don't know how I missed tennant's site with all my web surfing. When I folloed the link I found that my boat is featured in the Timeliner section. It was built on the Gold Coast by a Kiwi in 2000. It was launched as Pahi and I renamed it Pelican when I bought it 2 years ago. The Timeliner design is supposed to be 46 ft long but the Australian rego plaque says it is 14.3 meters (47ft) so maybe the builder extended it a touch.

It sails beautifully and is well balanced with no weather helm. Have a look at the Pahi /Pelican pics
Malcolm Tennant Multihull Design Ltd - Timeliner - 46

It was sad that Malcolm died. he fell off a ladder & had a intracranial bleed about 18 months ago.
I will post some pics of Pelican now.
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Old 02-04-2010, 13:35   #14
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Good evening,

The Tennant designed Moonwalker is lying here in St Francis Bay, South Africa. She's on her way around the big marble, having started out from New Zealand. The owner told me a few weeks ago that they are going to be here for a while.
It looks like a quick boat with all the right stuff on deck for serious, but fast trans-ocean sailing. I like the twin daggerboards and high bridge deck clearance. All the rest looks like a good boat too. About 11 or 12 meters LOA.

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I own a Dakota 33, which is a lengthened and modified Turissimo 9. Richard Pilkington in NZ was building them until recently.
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