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Old 14-09-2010, 17:14   #1
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Thumbs up PDQ 32" Altair Classic

Looking for my first boat.

What about the PDQ 32' Altair Catamaran??

These look extremely well laid out. Can not see any small cats that come close to the overall design.

I would need to relocate one to the UK and wondered if anyone has had experience in obtaining a CE certification for this boat?

Are there any in Europe?

Any comments on the sea worthiness as it is only 32'.

I would use the boat in coastal water mainly. Maybe a channel crossing at a later date.

Any comments or advice welcome.

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Looking for my first boat.

What about the PDQ 32' Altair Catamaran??

These look extremely well laid out. Can not see any small cats that come close to the overall design.

I would need to relocate one to the UK and wondered if anyone has had experience in obtaining a CE certification for this boat?

Are there any in Europe?

Any comments on the sea worthiness as it is only 32'.

I would use the boat in coastal water mainly. Maybe a channel crossing at a later date.

Any comments or advice welcome.

Regards
Scott
I don't know about europe, but if you look on my blog (below) you will find many stories and many useful PDQ links.

Seaworthiness? They are VERY sturdy and I have heard of no catastrophic failures other than boats being tossed on-shore in huricanes. Capsize? Yes, it has happened, but it is as safe as a 32' boat can be. People have done some foolish things. I can say that reefing is not needed until 25 knots, though I doubt a hull would come out of the water without wave action until 35 knots, since I have sailed through 30 knots with all canvas up and tight (gusts).
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Old 14-09-2010, 17:58   #3
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Hi Tom

Thank you for your reply.

Was on your site last week. Your obviously a very thorough person

Biocides and chafe information was really interesting

The PDQ 32's do seem solid and pleased to hear your comments

I have not been able to find any adverse comments about the boat so that is a great sign.

I will keep 25 knots tucked away in my memory bank, that's if I can find it.

Happy sailing and good fishing.

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Re: PDQ 32" Altair Classic

We just put our PDQ32 catamaran up for sale. Moving up to a bigger cat. If interested please check out this link: Used 1999 Pdq Pdq32, Alma MI - 345219 - BoatTrader.com or email me directly bryan@centralmichiganhomes.com
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