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Old 12-07-2010, 18:51   #16
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I'm not quite sure what the Captain can say to justify leaving on the weather information available to her. If I guessed, the decision was based on someones perceived schedule -
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dumb question why do they not make a air bag that can be pulled up the main so if a cat turns over the air bag will inflate and at least keep the boat on it's side not totally upside down then maybe with a little help from another boat the over turned boat could be righted just my dumb thought as i would easily make an air bladder that would inflate on contact with the water keeping the mast at least level with the water and making it easier to right up later will this not work
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They do ... on Hobie cats. A Cruising Cat weighs too much, the rigging would fail, or the mast would bend /break.
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Quote by thread starter - Not the ideal story to read when shopping for a cat after hearing all of those 'a monohull does'nt float threads'. Guess i'd too rather be floating upside down, but actually I'd rather be sailing right side up.

There are a lot of mono's that would have rolled 360 in those conditions, they don't always float afterwards. The departure point reported many boats making unscheduled stops. Cat's have bad captains too. Captains make bad decisions based on some 'necessity' to get to work on Monday morning, the better ones know how to sail through a storm, but a freak wave can be a big breaker that rolls mono's routinely, and Cats sometimes. The crew survival was down to having a boat to stay with, and being able to hang on to it inspite of neither the boat nor crew being prepared for an inversion.
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Is there a law somewhere that demands that all cat owners use the word "cat" in the name of their vessel? Catalyst? Catnap? Cat's meow? Thank God this doesn't apply to single hullers! "Mononucleosis"?



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Is there a law somewhere that demands that all cat owners use the word "cat" in the name of their vessel? Catalyst? Catnap? Cat's meow? Thank God this doesn't apply to single hullers! "Mononucleosis"?
Ah - no - and the boat subject of this thread is called Anna.
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Is there a law somewhere that demands that all cat owners use the word "cat" in the name of their vessel? Catalyst? Catnap? Cat's meow? Thank God this doesn't apply to single hullers! "Mononucleosis"?
Who cares what folks decide to call their boats?

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after their 32-ft catamaran Catalyst capsized in extreme conditions, roughly 20 miles west of Fort Bragg.
Sorry, I just went with what I read in the first post. So, you haven't noticed this phenomenon before? BTW Factor, I love your cat's name...had to look it up, 'cause I thought it was some native animal...
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Yeah thanks Christian - it sort of says it all for me.
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Is there a law somewhere that demands that all cat owners use the word "cat" in the name of their vessel? Catalyst? Catnap? Cat's meow? Thank God this doesn't apply to single hullers! "Mononucleosis"?



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That's just too damned funny..thanks Christian.....i2f
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