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Old 30-01-2014, 18:00   #1
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I wanna get outta the snow for good .... what would make a good cat for 1 person ... don't want a mono got a thing about standing on the wall
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Re: single handed cat

I don't have an answer, but perhaps people more knowledgable than me will better be able to respond if you post such things as price, size, payload needs (i.e. are you a pack mule or a camper), and your intentions (live aboard, trailer sailer, cruiser or "holiday'er"), do you want to live aboard it "for good", or just to sail to some nice place and buy a house, not to mention, what your demands are in the creature comfort area?

Most boats can be set up for singlehandling in one way or another, so it is also a question of how much time and energy (and money) you want to spend on that before departure.

Hell, the Paradox trimaran is 63 feet long and set up for single hand sailing. Its amas are ORMA 60 amas (from the Fujicolor trimaran)that has been elongated by 3 feet, making them a whopping 63 feet long. Although not a catamaran, it is for sale right now at €1,350,000 (that's Euro!). Or you can buy a huge, really nice Gunboat with all amenities for even more, or tie to surfboards together and make a poor mans wharram.

Or, there is also a plethora of nice motorboats around - The nicest of them if I had a choice would be Dashew's FPB83 or FPB64 - of course in my opinion.
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Old 30-01-2014, 18:27   #3
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I'm a single guy living on disability ... just looking for something to die on lol it will just be me on it since all my family think I'm crazy for wanting to live on a boat ... money is tight
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Old 30-01-2014, 19:05   #4
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Re: single handed cat

This list will get you started.

Gemini 105Mc
TomCat 30
Heavenly Twins
MaineCat 30
Catalac 8M
Mahe 36
Seawind 1000
Iroquois 30


Go onto Yachtworld.com to find a cheap one.
Also look here http://www.catamaransite.com/list_boat_for_sale.html
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I'm a single guy living on disability ... just looking for something to die on lol it will just be me on it since all my family think I'm crazy for wanting to live on a boat ... money is tight
Where you want cruise or sail will make a difference in any recommendation.
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Old 30-01-2014, 19:35   #6
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east coast us ... down to Caribbean a tri would work too
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This list will get you started.

Gemini 105Mc
TomCat 30
Heavenly Twins
MaineCat 30
Catalac 8M

Mahe 36
Seawind 1000

Go onto Yachtworld.com to find a cheap one.
Also look here http://www.catamaransite.com/list_boat_for_sale.html
You forgot the Iroquois 30... the dagger boards made her the best performer of the era..
But.. if cash is tight maybe you should look at Wharrams...


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A Privilege 39 can be handled by one person as long as you have a functioning autopilot.
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thanks for the replies to a wannabe that's depressed by having to stay in out of the snow ..... legs don't work as well as they used to
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I'll ask the question: What is the dissability?

Personally, I don't think singlehanding on anything much bigger than 25' is a good idea (for anyone) but people do it all the time. It would be helpful to know what you limitations are.

Otherwise cotemar's list is a pretty good starting point.
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This list will get you started.

Gemini 105Mc
TomCat 30
Heavenly Twins
MaineCat 30
Catalac 8M
Mahe 36
Seawind 1000

Go onto Yachtworld.com to find a cheap one.
Also look here http://www.catamaransite.com/list_boat_for_sale.html

Yep, that's a pretty good starting list. The Mahe and Seawind may be out of his price range, but still god choices.

Off the subject..Cotemar are you coming to the Miami show?
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Dave, you might want to work on your avatar.
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Yep, that's a pretty good starting list. The Mahe and Seawind may be out of his price range, but still god choices.

Off the subject..Cotemar are you coming to the Miami show?
I should, but short notice plane tickets are too expensive.
I wanted to see that Leopard 51PC that just came off the ship this week in Fort Lauderdale also.
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If I may enquire.. why are you restricting yourself to a Cat... you'll still have steps to clamber up and down.. the motion is much sharper and if unsteady on your pins a mono has much more to grab onto close to hand than a multi..
Plus they're a damn sight cheaper and more bang for the budget buck...
Standing by for Yowling Cats...
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If I may enquire.. why are you restricting yourself to a Cat... you'll still have steps to clamber up and down.. the motion is much sharper and if unsteady on your pins a mono has much more to grab onto close to hand than a multi..
Plus they're a damn sight cheaper and more bang for the budget buck...
Standing by for Yowling Cats...
If you have a very limited budget Cats will be problematic and a momo more manageable.
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