Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-09-2018, 20:23   #1
Registered User
 
davedindubai's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: To be decided...
Boat: Lagoon 450S
Posts: 419
Send a message via Skype™ to davedindubai
Passarelle on a cat

Hi cat owners,

I'm really interested in what you guys are doing to aid stepping ashore in the Med?

What passarelle do you have?

hydraulic / manual?
folding / fixed?
carbon / teak?

Do you have a handrail? How long would you suggest?

I'm expecting a few more marinas in our future with mostly stern to, floating pontoons and I'm looking for something a little more permanent than a scaffold board.
Pics of your solution, prices and where to buy all greatly appreciated. It's for the port side of a L450.
Thanks, Dave
__________________

__________________
Please check out our blog:
www.youtube.com/TheDaleyAdventure
davedindubai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2018, 12:02   #2
Registered User
 
MikeFergie's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Mozambique
Boat: Leopard 40 (2009) & Crownline 250CR
Posts: 219
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Have a look at Sailing zatara on YouTube. They have one on their 55 ft cat
__________________

MikeFergie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2018, 12:23   #3
Registered User
 
davedindubai's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: To be decided...
Boat: Lagoon 450S
Posts: 419
Send a message via Skype™ to davedindubai
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeFergie View Post
Have a look at Sailing zatara on YouTube. They have one on their 55 ft cat
Thanks for the tip. I would but i'm offshore and can't access YT.
__________________
Please check out our blog:
www.youtube.com/TheDaleyAdventure
davedindubai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2018, 13:02   #4
Registered User
 
multihullsailor6's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cruising in the SUN! Now hauled out in Malta for the winter.
Boat: 37' Oldenziel cat
Posts: 460
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Dave,

In my experience you should plan for a passarelle of min. 3 m in length attached to the furthest aft point you can manage on your cat. This will enable you to pull the boat a bit further away from the jetty should swell arrive. Also plan for being able to affix the passarelle at points port and starboard so you can avoid obstacles on the jetty like power boxes etc.
__________________
Roger
Catamaran "Burnout"
multihullsailor6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2018, 13:51   #5
Registered User
 
davedindubai's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: To be decided...
Boat: Lagoon 450S
Posts: 419
Send a message via Skype™ to davedindubai
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Good idea. I could install a socket each side for use with a 'pin' style gangway.
I like that idea.
Would you think the middle step would be about the right height / distance from the aft of the boat?
__________________
Please check out our blog:
www.youtube.com/TheDaleyAdventure
davedindubai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-09-2018, 22:56   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Global Travels
Boat: Antares 44i
Posts: 61
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Hi Dave,
We did two seasons in the Med and after looking at several options went with a disposable one: Home depot style ladder with attached, finished, plywood. Added some hardware to attach and were set to go. It worked well for us and when done the boat was back to normal (no attachment holes) and we were able to give away the weight to another cruiser. I maxed the length to what would fit in the forward locker and I think it was 3-4 meters.
__________________
Rand and Ellens/v Golden Glow
Anteres 44i a Glorious Good Day starts w a sunrise over a new bay...
Perfect Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2018, 04:25   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Becalmed in the Med
Boat: Prout Snowgoose 35
Posts: 678
Re: Passarelle on a cat

I use a loading ramp the type you’d use to get a motorcycle into a van. Works well, is foldable and not too heavy.

I have seen all kinds of passarelle setups, some even with doorbells.
mikedefieslife is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2018, 07:24   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Antwerp
Boat: Lagoon 450F
Posts: 10
Re: Passarelle on a cat

hey Dave,
we have a opacmare passerelle....just super.
when docking , on push on the button, and we can retrieve the small lines holding the forward docking lines very easily.
we do the manoevre (docking) with the passerelle up.
as soon as tha backlines are on board, passerelle goes down, and if needed , a marinero can step on the boad, to give assistance.
btw, we are just the 2 of us on board.
Amberina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-09-2018, 08:33   #9
Registered User
 
admiralslater's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Toronto summer rest somewhere else
Boat: Outremer 45/pdq36
Posts: 849
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Our Outremer has a fixed passrelle of about 2 meters. It workd well except when the peir:is a lot higher thanthe boat at low tide then it can cantilever itself out of th sockket I am raising the soket this year . It does not have a hand rail
admiralslater is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2018, 06:46   #10
Registered User
 
tosk68's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Owner:Kristiansand, Norway. Boat: Split, Croatia
Boat: Lagoon 450S
Posts: 26
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Opted for the carbon foldable gangway Lagoon offered. Handrails for mother-in-law. Came with two sockets so we can choose which level to mount it from. Works well, looks good and is light, light, light. But expensive...
tosk68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2018, 08:05   #11
Registered User
 
davedindubai's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: To be decided...
Boat: Lagoon 450S
Posts: 419
Send a message via Skype™ to davedindubai
Re: Passarelle on a cat

Update:
I’ve bought an Ali gangway in Gib. 2.5m, folding and 12kg.
I’ve added a pad eye to the underside of each aft corner of the solar tower and mounted 2x ‘ink well’ directly below on the top step.

I can now raise and lower the gangway as and when required. Works a treat.
__________________
Please check out our blog:
www.youtube.com/TheDaleyAdventure
davedindubai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2018, 12:41   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 72
Images: 1
Re: Passarelle on a cat

We have 3m. I agree with Multihullsailor6 on the whole.

I would add that we rarely use the fixing points. This is why.

If mooring stern to a floating pontoon they are normally low enough that you can just step over from transom to the pontoon. So the passerelle only really comes useful on a concrete quay where the height means that you want to step from a higher (and further) step to the quay. Now, if the passerelle is fixed into its fitting, the angle between its base and quay becomes important. Too steep and the quay end of the passerelle is in the air and dangerous. 2 fittings is an idea but you might not want to have a fitting on the engine cover as they can leak, or you have to remove the passerelle to access the engine.

So that is why we rarely use the fitting, but, instead simply secure the end of the passerelle to whichever step we use, making sure the boat end of the passerelle is sitting on a foam pad.

I agree longer is better. Either have wheels on the quay end or run lines to the boom/mast to stop it dragging on the quay as you move around. Weight is really important (we have aluminium, but I am seriously considering going carbon. We never use the handrails. It makes it feel narrower, wouldn't hold the weight of a person and is a faff. Personal opinion though...

Remember to measure your hatches to make sure you can store it.

Nothing wrong with a plank, but if appearance is important an old bit of wood might let the side down a bit...
Naughty Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2018, 21:47   #13
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boat - Bahamas and for SALE!!
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises FSBO
Posts: 2,827
Re: Passarelle on a cat

I tried the folding motorcycle ramp for 4 years - quite rinky dink IMO. Same for the ladders with wood strapped to them. On a cat it's harder then heck to keep the gangway elevated off the quay. And if a passing ferry throws up a wake, you could be in for a lot of gelcoat work. It happened to me.

I went with a Berzengoni, but should have bought the Opecmare. Also, I paid in Turkey about twice what they would have charged me in Greece, so it does pay to shop.
__________________

__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Besenzoni Passarelle: $250 J120Heron General Classifieds (no boats) 1 12-09-2017 01:03
Cat vs Cat vs Cat which one to buy? C-man77 Multihull Sailboats 84 03-10-2015 21:07
Sea Chase Cat, or similar large cat...? CSY Man Multihull Sailboats 1 08-11-2004 10:25



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.