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Old 07-05-2008, 23:11   #1
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HI yall i would like to know if any of you have any information on the
catamarans i looked at some on New and Used Yachts for Sale - and wanted to know if anyone knew anything about the reputation of these type boats.
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Both fine Australian designers. Tony Grainger's boats are generally pretty, well proportioned, round bilge performance cruisers.
I assume by Crowther you are referring to Lock (who is now dead) and not Brett his son who I think no longer designs sail cats. Locks boats are fine, well engineered vessels. Generally foam and Glass construction whilst a lot of graingers are wood composite.

The only catastrophic failures that come to mind for either designer was a float falling off Graingers "ocean emu" tri en-route across the gulf of carpentaria and one of the first "southern ocean 50" designs by Brett had a hull fall off en-route Melbourne to Sydney. Both failures occurred in light conditions.
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