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Old 07-03-2008, 12:17   #61
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If you need a bidet? You can always have your stool in the shower with the shower right there....My L"il Brown Love finds that very convenient
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:22   #62
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If you need a bidet? You can always have your stool in the shower with the shower right there....My L"il Brown Love finds that very convenient
You crack... errr make me laugh. Good stuff!
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:24   #63
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If you need a bidet? You can always have your stool in the shower with the shower right there....My L"il Brown Love finds that very convenient
....more so than the transom shower?

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USCG certification

The USCG doesn't certify yachts. They will inspect and certify passenger-carrying vessels. The rules relate to how many passengers a vessel is licensed to carry, and where, and these determine how stringent the equipment, stability, watertightness, and other requirements are. The USCG doesn't have a structural rule, but will accept vessels built to any commonly accepted rule. I am building to ABS rules for offshore yachts, and the USCG will accept that for even a >65' vessel carrying 149 passengers. The better American yachts are built according to ABYC rules, which are not concerned with scantlings, but more with other issues. ( American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) - Welcome ) The USCG rules for passenger vessels are pretty complicated - see Justia :: 46 C.F.R. CHAPTER I--COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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Old 07-03-2008, 20:02   #65
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We build a bidet function into our toilets so you can clean yourself with warm or cold water , the cleanest way as in many tropical country,s
Gideon,

I applaud your innovative thinking. I suggested the same thing here before and was ridiculed - Electric/Automatic Heads?
What's the cost in terms of power and water usage?


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Old 07-03-2008, 20:17   #66
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Fiddles? What would you need those for?

Would a violin do? (grin)
LOL...as you can see I am still weening myself off the tippy world.........
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And to which survey specs might that be ?

Ce A certification , Norske Veritas Or LLoyds specs , American coastguard or all 4 ?
I did not know that in Australia boats had to meet certain specs but please send me the information on these specs so we can at least build our boats to these specs as well besides the CE A certification
Are Light wave cats CE certified and if so to what certification?
I have not been able to get that info of their web site.
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See link here to Australian Government web site which will give you a starting point.

National Marine Safety Committee

The term "to survey" in Australia is a short hand way of saying that the boat meets the laws necessary to allow the boat to be utilised commercially.

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This page is some background dribble.
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You crack... errr make me laugh. Good stuff!
It does not seem like a good idea to have your stool in the shower
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No, I have never sailed a Lightwave. They do have a high bridgedeck clearance though, Maybe you are right, it might be the creature comforts that make the difference.
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Sorry a little late here in your quest for information regarding Bridgedeck Clearance. Bridgedeck Clearance is one of the specifications we list in our database when it is available. If you setup a free account with Multihull Dynamics, Inc. - Home this will allow you to peruse the database of 870+ multihulls for the data we have available. Again, there is no fee to search the database as an account holder to see what data is available on all multihulls in the database. If we have been unable to gather certain specifications on a boat we state the data is unavailable.

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Gideon,

I applaud your innovative thinking. I suggested the same thing here before and was ridiculed - Electric/Automatic Heads?
What's the cost in terms of power and water usage?


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Hallo Kevin

we use between 0.5 and 2 liters per flush depending on a big or smaller use.
Power usage is minimal . less than 10 watts per use.
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Hallo David , only cats build in South Africa that are checked and approved by a Ce certification bureau are CE certified.
Examples of this certification are
St Francis.
Afri Cat marine ( power cats )
Robertson and Caine boats ( moorings )
Voyage Catamarans
Dean Catamarans
African Cats
Knysna Catamarans and
Royal cape catamarans.
I do not know of any other CE class A certified catamarans but this can be checked at any CE certification bureau.
CE certified cats bring more money when resold in the used market and are build to stringent standards., It also increases your market to sell a boat.
I know for a fact that wherever customers come from , all ask for the |CE certification.
If not sure, ask for the certification papers , I know for instance that Charter cats told any customer that there boats where ce A certified and that while they had not even applied for this let alone that they received certification.

Greetings

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I see you did not mention our Sea-Tribe 870 which has CE classification B,
she is built with SP epoxy with Herex core & totally infused. At a vacuum of
-78 kpa we are achieving a ratio of resin to glass of 1.2:1. As a result she weighs in at 1.5ton(3300 lb) which for a 8.7m ( 28' 7") is very light indead.
With her short cruising rig she easily achieves speeds of 18 knots in 22 knots of wind. Not to mention that she is demountable & gets shipped in a 40' container! Check out our site at www.sea-tribe.com. As far as I know we are the only South African builder apart from you that is producing all build by infusion. I find all your comments very informative & pertinent.

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I see you did not mention our Sea-Tribe 870 which has CE classification B,
she is built with SP epoxy with Herex core & totally infused. At a vacuum of
-78 kpa we are achieving a ratio of resin to glass of 1.2:1. As a result she weighs in at 1.5ton(3300 lb) which for a 8.7m ( 28' 7") is very light indead.
With her short cruising rig she easily achieves speeds of 18 knots in 22 knots of wind. Not to mention that she is demountable & gets shipped in a 40' container! Check out our site at Sea Tribe - custom catamarans. As far as I know we are the only South African builder apart from you that is producing all build by infusion. I find all your comments very informative & pertinent.

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You are right Patick but I was only thinking in Ocean crossing catamarans with the A certification and not day or weekend sailors
I would like to see your operation so when you have time let me know and I will come over

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