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Old 23-10-2008, 04:22   #1
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Does anyone know what has happened with the site multihull-maven.com, were you can compare different multihull types?
Since a couple of days I come somewere else when I try it.
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Old 23-10-2008, 04:52   #2
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Old 23-10-2008, 05:07   #3
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Tolly,

if you want to compare different boats, the I can reccomend Mutihull Dynamics where they have done a lot of analysing of the numbers.

See: www. Multihulldynamics.com

You need to pay a bit, but it can be well worth it if you have narrowed your selection down to a reasonable number of boats.

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Old 26-10-2008, 06:48   #4
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Sad News - Multihull-Maven

I spoke with Gesine Kerchen about M-M. She told me there had been a brief interruption of service they are back up and running. Sadly she informed me that Brian died as the result of a boating accident in May.

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Sadly she informed me that Brian died as the result of a boating accident in May.
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I went to multihull maven. They have nothing on the Catana 50.

I went to Multihull Dynamics and they want $15 for a one month membership. It made me stop and wonder if their information is any better than information I can get about the Catana 50 on the internet for free? They should at least offer one free sample review of perhaps an older boat so potential customers can get a sense of the quality of their reviews. If I knew the quality of their reviews then I would consider subscribing.
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Old 26-10-2008, 09:38   #7
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What I found Multihull Dynamics do well are the numbers based comparisons. Choos the cats you are interested in and get all the numbers on one sheet!

Makes it much easier to compare.

I have no experience with the reviews.

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Thanks Alan,
Is it worth a subscription from what you have seen? Are they just about things which can be quantified and done on a spreadsheet or are they also about non-quantifiable things like how something looks or functions? Do you think their reviewers actually go out and sail on these boats or do they just data mine off the internet?
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Old 26-10-2008, 11:31   #9
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Hi I think on their web site thay say they mine data off the net and other public domains and produce a detailed report on expected performance relative to other boats. So you could do this yourself using the various formulae and ratios, its just very convenient having it all in one place. Personally I found the reports quite useful when getting down to about three boats. Also found the guys very helpful on answering questions
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I went to multihull maven. They have nothing on the Catana 50.

I went to Multihull Dynamics and they want $15 for a one month membership. It made me stop and wonder if their information is any better than information I can get about the Catana 50 on the internet for free? They should at least offer one free sample review of perhaps an older boat so potential customers can get a sense of the quality of their reviews. If I knew the quality of their reviews then I would consider subscribing.
Hi David,

We offer a free example of what our Multihull Comparisons are like at this link: www.multihulldynamics.com/samplecomparison.asp

To best understand what our Membership and Design Reviews contain please read here http://www.multihulldynamics.com/new...?articleID=108 If you have questions after reading this please contact me through the website I am more than happy to answer more questions.

Membership does not give access to our database. It gives access to many other things to include the formulas used and many specific Design Reviews. Catana's are not in the Design Reviews at this time though we would be pleased to do one for you.

We do not offer a sample of a Design Review. To read what is specifically in a Design Review please follow this link www.multihulldynamics.com/catalog.asp?CID=12

If we do not have the specific boat listed please contact me and we can tell you if we can do a Design Review for you.

I hope this helps to clarify what we offer.

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Thanks for your response Pat. Much appreciated.
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