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Old 14-04-2009, 00:25   #16
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Here is a shot from the Stern
So no one thinks high sides and reverse sheer looks ugly. The transoms look poxy. Surely they could do better than that for the money. How does one steer in shallow water with the rudders up? with an oar?

Nice high transom platform. Does one require the crew to stand by with a life- sling to get the RO back on board after a dip?
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Old 14-04-2009, 01:16   #17
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A lot of details that were not well thought out caught my eye. The silly high transom step is one - and it looks like the transoms are not well above the static waterline.

Other uh-ohs were: shore power inlets on the inside of transom steps (so cable crosses step and is a tripping hazard)

Stupid little steps to get onto cabin top at aft end of deckhouse. And you are supposed to hold on to what?
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Mostly it is a beautiful boat to look at, at least for me. I like the idea of the forward cockpit, but when the bows are picking up waves. It is not the place I want to be to reduce, adjust, or remove sails from. Let alone have a companion doorway there. Sooner or later that cockpit will be an undesirable station to be in. I'll take a seating area up front. A steering station inside, and in the rear cockpit. This is just MHO after 10k miles on a 46ft. cat......i2f
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Old 15-04-2009, 16:31   #19
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Mostly it is a beautiful boat to look at, at least for me. I like the idea of the forward cockpit, but when the bows are picking up waves. It is not the place I want to be to reduce, adjust, or remove sails from. Let alone have a companion doorway there. Sooner or later that cockpit will be an undesirable station to be in. I'll take a seating area up front. A steering station inside, and in the rear cockpit. This is just MHO after 10k miles on a 46ft. cat......i2f
It appears the steering station is inside the salon.
Only the sail handling is exposed to weather.
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I did see the steering station. I can't imagine going inside, and out to drive the boat. Especially in snotty weather. BELIEVE me I would love to sit forward of the house, and drive it in beautiful to tolerable weather. I think it's a fantastic location. I just worry about the times when it's SNOT, and the basic lines of the boat are very appealing to my eyes........i2f
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Re: New Morelli-Melvin Catamaran Launched

Sorry for the broken links for pics above. The sistership for "Mala Conducta" is now being advertised for sale. All of the current sale pics are actually of Mala Conducta:












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Re: New Morelli & Melvin Catamaran Launched

A different M&M just got listed. This one is 65, built in LA and the helm is on the "back porch". I noticed no bimini which is a shame for a $2.9 mil boat.
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Re: New Morelli & Melvin Catamaran Launched

I love the lines of the hulls but for the money would take a Lagoon 56.
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Me too, i will take 2 lagoon 560's and have $750,000 left over to look after them
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Re: New Morelli & Melvin Catamaran Launched

Very nice boat but expensive for what you get.
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