Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-10-2009, 11:25   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 341
Send a message via Skype™ to gosstyla
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tropic Cat View Post
That's the boat.

My apologies, I should have been clearer. I know the roads, heck I live here. It's on private property a ways in from the road. I could beach my Cat and hop off right next to this boat, but couldn't get to it by land.

I agree the boat looks fast, yet how could it be?

I see a single drive leg with a small prop, and what appears to be no possibility of a sailing rig. I mean how would you go forward when it's under way? From the position of the hull, that prop must barely touch flat water.

It's a bit confusing.
I think the mast is laying on blocks parallel to the port hull.
__________________

__________________
gosstyla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2009, 12:32   #17
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by s/v 'Faith' View Post
Did you happen to see any little green men standing around it?
Nah, but if I was a little quicker with the camera there might have been a bikini or two to be found.
__________________

__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2009, 14:38   #18
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by amytom View Post
I also noticed that the bottom of one of the hulls was cut out with a large window air conditioner installed.
That should be against the law...though maybe it is an emergency escape hatch.
Erika
__________________
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2009, 12:25   #19
Registered User
 
multihullsailor6's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cruising in the SUN! Cruising towards Malta.
Boat: 37' Oldenziel cat
Posts: 442
Interesting looking pod catamaran, wouldn't mind that one!

Anybody know what this cat is:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	X-IT.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	32.2 KB
ID:	10757  
__________________
multihullsailor6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2009, 12:54   #20
Registered User
 
Aussiesuede's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC & Seattle, WA
Posts: 641
Quote:
Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 View Post
Interesting looking pod catamaran, wouldn't mind that one!

Anybody know what this cat is:
Yep. That's John Hitch's "X-It" twin headsail main-less design.

Main-less rig - Page 2 - Boat Design Forums
__________________
I'm On point, On task, On message, and Off drugs. A Streetwise Smart Bomb, Out of rehab and In denial. Over the Top, On the edge, Under the Radar, and In Control. Behind the 8 ball, Ahead of the Curve and I've got a Love Child who sends me Hate mail. - (George Carlin)
Aussiesuede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2009, 13:20   #21
Registered User
 
multihullsailor6's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cruising in the SUN! Cruising towards Malta.
Boat: 37' Oldenziel cat
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiesuede View Post
Yep. That's John Hitch's "X-It" twin headsail main-less design.

Main-less rig - Page 2 - Boat Design Forums
Thanks Aussiesuede. Does John Hitch have a website showing his designs? Would love to see the layout of "X-IT".
__________________
multihullsailor6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2009, 14:12   #22
Registered User
 
Aussiesuede's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC & Seattle, WA
Posts: 641
Quote:
Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 View Post
Thanks Aussiesuede. Does John Hitch have a website showing his designs? Would love to see the layout of "X-IT".
No website that I'm aware of. That particlar boat is John's current vessel,and he's sailing it right now. I'm pretty sure no other exists. I've never seen interior layout photo's only exterior shots.
__________________
I'm On point, On task, On message, and Off drugs. A Streetwise Smart Bomb, Out of rehab and In denial. Over the Top, On the edge, Under the Radar, and In Control. Behind the 8 ball, Ahead of the Curve and I've got a Love Child who sends me Hate mail. - (George Carlin)
Aussiesuede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2009, 16:40   #23
Registered User
 
cat man do's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia [until the boats launched]
Boat: 50ft powercat, light,long and low powered
Posts: 4,409
Images: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiesuede View Post
It looks a bit like an early Kelsall Fastcat Design.

Which looks like Crowthers "Raw Nerve" and "Rogntudjuuu" Southern Ocean 50 design






__________________
"Money can't buy you happiness but it can buy you a yacht large enough to pull up right alongside it"...............David Lee Roth
Long Distance Motorboat Cruising It Is Possible on a Small Budget
cat man do is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2009, 01:43   #24
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Boat: 1973 Morgan 36T
Posts: 808
Images: 17
Here is an aeriel shot of the boat.

Your web browser and the Maps site are incompatible

From Bing.com
__________________
Morgan Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2009, 11:15   #25
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Dennis Conner's number?

I added Morgan Paul's photos to the page here:

Mystery Catamaran

This boat is a beast. At least 60' long and 30 wide. With a rotating mast, she probably went for beau coup boat bucks once upon a time.

No one knows the story of this beast?

I think a couple of us should recommission her and enter into the America's cup race. How much faster could the current designs be? Anyone have Dennis Conner's phone number? I think we have a contender here.
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2009, 14:18   #26
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,850
Naw, Rick, it wouldn't stand a chance against the vessels they'll be contesting the next running of the America's Cup aboard. They'll be 90'x90' multis with (more than likely) hard wing rigs - at least, according to a report in 'Lectronic Latitude, where the following appeared: "Hard wing rig, going on the boat this week!" (October 26, 2009 edition)

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

TaoJones
__________________
"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2009, 14:40   #27
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
How the heck does anyone reef a hard wing...with an axe??

So much for sail trim, it's probably got a Mac on board running "sail trim 2.0" software. Their tactician has probably been replaced by Google earth...( I can only wonder about what's replaced bow candy) no matter... I can't wait to see how the computer frees a jammed winch.
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 12:11   #28
Registered User
 
multihullsailor6's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cruising in the SUN! Cruising towards Malta.
Boat: 37' Oldenziel cat
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tropic Cat View Post
I added Morgan Paul's photos to the page here:

Mystery Catamaran

.
I've been looking at the aerial pictures and to me it looks like the mast is an Aerorig, am I correct?
__________________
multihullsailor6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 17:10   #29
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 View Post
I've been looking at the aerial pictures and to me it looks like the mast is an Aerorig, am I correct?
I believe it is
__________________

__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical Mystery ad_astra Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 5 18-10-2009 07:25
Mystery Boat? WetDawg Challenges 13 22-01-2009 22:05
Mystery Boat Tim_H Monohull Sailboats 10 05-09-2008 12:09
AC Mystery Thermal Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 3 05-09-2007 21:19
Wiring Mystery Heron Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28 07-06-2007 20:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:13.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.