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Old 05-11-2006, 22:57   #16
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Had a mate in his late 60's who got a Para anchor for a trip to Sth America. Asked him and he found it real easy to deploy and get back. Used it twice just to have a good sleep after a few days of 25+ knots and loves it.

He did comment it was a huge pile easier to use than it first looked.

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Old 06-11-2006, 01:29   #17
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yes, did consider some major mods to enable me to do long distance. 9m Catalac is OK for trip across atlantic, but does not carry enogh water for the pacific. I had plans well advanced for additional 2m waterline length, which would have given me the extra load capacity neded for the stores, but water was still a major problem. I then looked at the cost of the mods and decided that I was better of to spend that money on a different boat. Decision on which boat will depend on whether I win a contract that I am bidding on for a major work package.

Either way, the replacement will be a Prout (catamaran)

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