I am newly registered on this forum but have been reading posts for a few weeks now. I haven't been able to find clear answers on the following topics and would appreciate any advise you experienced cat cruisers have to offer:
* What cats are good choices for offshore
passages, live-aboard, or possibly circumnavigation
* Any suggestions on outfitting a cat for long distances? For example, weight vs. provisions, electronics
vs. generating electricity, water tanks
vs. de-salination, recommended redundant systems, etc.
* Does the choice of cat make a difference if one plans to cruise
in cold/cool climates or a variety of climates?
* There were some long threads on the Mahe 36
while some waited for theirs to arrive from the manufacturer, but the threads seemed to disappear after that, with some leaving the impression that the cat was not built to the same quality level as other Fountain Pajot cats. Any update on how this cat worked out?
* A lot of books
mention "keeping it simple". Okay, but that is a trade-off, too. Any suggestions on what practically keeping it simple equals?
Thanks. I hope to learn enough to return the information-favor some day!