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Old 25-09-2018, 13:56   #1
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My boat and what I like about it

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Shuttleworth 45', 1988

Recent owner. Went thru the normal soul searching, trying to narrow down into what I wanted, squaring off what I could afford and what was available. Wanted a sailing catamaran rather than a comfortable base.

I like:

1) windspeed performance up to say 12 knots of wind, at least on some tacks (!), and being able to ghost along in little wind
2) that's it's an oldie that still holds its own in so many ways - feels virtuous and cool (I like classic cars as well)
3) no drama sailing, no fuss, but covers the ground - I have chartered Lagoons, sailed small monohulls across Biscay, and always had a sense of 'efforting' being involvedClick image for larger version

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Old 25-09-2018, 15:57   #2
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Re: My boat and what I like about it

Very nice ,we looked at a Advantage in Lauderdale before getting the Outremer
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Old 25-09-2018, 16:19   #3
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This is Our 2003 Pdq 36 .
I like it because
It is Beautiful
My father Alan Slater designed it and my Brother Simon built it .
It tacks like a J105 and in full race trim goes through just under 85 %
It is wolf in sheeps clothing
We once lee bowed an F28r
It has 2 queen size bunks a fridge,shower and hot and cold running water.
We race with davits and a solar pannel
Three weeks ago we hit 18.3 lifted a hull and my wife was not scared(I was )
What dont I like .
It is a bit bulky looking head on . Small cockpit table
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Old 25-09-2018, 16:40   #4
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Re: My boat and what I like about it

We owned a PDQ 36 for awhile. Great design and probably one of the best built production boats out there. They also seem to age very well.
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Old 25-09-2018, 17:13   #5
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Our custom Marples designed Searunner 38.
Constant camber build, very stiff and light. We purchased her basically as a shell and have slowly been outfitting her to please myself and my wife in a simple manner.
She is easily pushed. Powered by a single Honda 15 and tiller steered. Not most peoples cup of tea but we love her.
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Old 25-09-2018, 17:17   #6
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2001 TRT 1200 GT.
We also purchased this cat about 4 months ago. Always loved and wanted a Shuttleworth design but could never find one that fit our budget. I guess she is pretty close to a Shuttleworth.
We are in the process of a refit. She has a carbon fiber rotating wing mast and daggerboards. PHRF rating is about the same as a F31 so she should sail well. New standing rigging arrives tomorrow so should be able to step the mast soon then order sails, can’t wait for the first sail on her.
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Old 25-09-2018, 19:07   #7
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We once lee bowed an F28r
Ok, maybe you lee bowed a very poor sailed F28R, or the guy was taking a leak or it was at anchor. But having owned and campaigned an F28R for seven years, the only boats I can envision lee bowing us were well-sailed F31's and the TRT 1200 that is now owned by SMJ.

Here are pics of us at Texas NOOD. Now tell me what point of sail do you think a PDQ36 would outsail an F28R? Answer is none.

Oh, and that's my wife at the helm on both pics.
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AJ (smj), here is what she looks like with a mast. Taken at 2006 Bay Cup regatta on Galveston Bay.
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By putting this thread in the multihull section, you have capped how many people join this subject

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Good planning.
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AJ (smj), here is what she looks like with a mast. Taken at 2006 Bay Cup regatta on Galveston Bay.


Thanks Mike, pictures that beautiful are motivating!
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2001 TRT 1200 GT.
We also purchased this cat about 4 months ago. Always loved and wanted a Shuttleworth design but could never find one that fit our budget. I guess she is pretty close to a Shuttleworth.
We are in the process of a refit. She has a carbon fiber rotating wing mast and daggerboards. PHRF rating is about the same as a F31 so she should sail well. New standing rigging arrives tomorrow so should be able to step the mast soon then order sails, can’t wait for the first sail on her.
Nice. Don't know much about this design. Get the feeling it is a modern version of mine
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Ok, maybe you lee bowed a very poor sailed F28R, or the guy was taking a leak or it was at anchor. But having owned and campaigned an F28R for seven years, the only boats I can envision lee bowing us were well-sailed F31's and the TRT 1200 that is now owned by SMJ.

Here are pics of us at Texas NOOD. Now tell me what point of sail do you think a PDQ36 would outsail an F28R? Answer is none.

Oh, and that's my wife at the helm on both pics.
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AJ (smj), here is what she looks like with a mast. Taken at 2006 Bay Cup regatta on Galveston Bay.
Beautiful
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This is Our 2003 Pdq 36 .
I like it because
It is Beautiful
My father Alan Slater designed it and my Brother Simon built it .
It tacks like a J105 and in full race trim goes through just under 85 %
It is wolf in sheeps clothing
We once lee bowed an F28r
It has 2 queen size bunks a fridge,shower and hot and cold running water.
We race with davits and a solar pannel
Three weeks ago we hit 18.3 lifted a hull and my wife was not scared(I was )
What dont I like .
It is a bit bulky looking head on . Small cockpit table
That's great, the family connection, your father designed it and your brother built it. That will only increase in value over time. Hmmm, unless you fall out
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