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Old 17-07-2008, 02:11   #46
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And how many sailing multi's are like that? With thin & close together hulls & large houses for extra buoyancy to help self-right? That almost looks like a wide mono but with two skinny hulls. What do you think the lwl to bwl ratio is?
Sorry exfishnz I was really just taking the piss.
Anything that has the cabin at the shear and is higher than it is wide will self right if there is some wieght in the bottom.

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Old 17-07-2008, 05:32   #47
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And how many sailing multi's are like that? With thin & close together hulls & large houses for extra buoyancy to help self-right? That almost looks like a wide mono but with two skinny hulls. What do you think the lwl to bwl ratio is?
a lot of powercats havesmall tunnels but it ok you just keep on building that mooring of yours
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Old 17-07-2008, 19:52   #48
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It's a self righting multihulled lifeboat. You said you had never seen one. Well now you have.
Have we really??? Where's the data that's states they're self-righting? Can you cite a reference? The only data I can come across states that they're used in conjunction with monohull lifeboats but mainly as tenders for the cruise ships. Would these be deployed in large sea's during an emergency?
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a lot of powercats havesmall tunnels but it ok you just keep on building that mooring of yours
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No worries mate. When are you bringing your sailing cat into the southern ocean to test its self-righting abilities?
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Old 17-07-2008, 19:57   #50
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Sorry exfishnz I was really just taking the piss.
Anything that has the cabin at the shear and is higher than it is wide will self right if there is some wieght in the bottom.

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No offense taken at all mate & I thought it was a good statement too. Also, I could be wrong on the size of the motor. I do know that some older ones had listers (1, 2 & 3 cylinders) due to their air cooling & hand start abilities.

Edit: unlike others around here, I actually have respect for people that give me sh*t, it shows they don't take things too seriously
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Old 17-07-2008, 20:28   #51
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Oh, please, not another mindless monohull versus multihull slugfest. Yes, monos can sink and multis can turn turtle. Yes, neither happens very often. You pays your money and takes your choice, so please, don't squabble! Vote with your wallet, and don't say anything that has already been said a zillion times.
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Oh, please, not another mindless monohull versus multihull slugfest. Yes, monos can sink and multis can turn turtle. Yes, neither happens very often. You pays your money and takes your choice, so please, don't squabble! Vote with your wallet, and don't say anything that has already been said a zillion times.

Ditto. Do we really have to put up with this crap over and over again?
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Ditto. Do we really have to put up with this crap over and over again?
Not at all Sir. I view this as a lively & interactive discussion on the merits & implementations of different designs of catamaran principles in regards to life boats. After all, you claim that they're self-righting. Can you cite a reference? I've been searching & so far I can't find one. I'm not stating that its not possible, I'm only asking you kindly for a reference. If you don't (or can't) provide one then that's your choice.

Edit: CC44, given your interesting posts in the Cook Strait thread, I find your statement somewhat "hypocritical".
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No worries mate. When are you bringing your sailing cat into the southern ocean to test its self-righting abilities?
when you put your mooring down ill sail over to use it and check out a few old stomping grounds at the same time
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when you put your mooring down ill sail over to use it and check out a few old stomping grounds at the same time
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That's a good one I'll have some beers waiting for you
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Ditto. Do we really have to put up with this crap over and over again?
Indeed - we don’t, and won’t.
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Old 18-07-2008, 02:23   #57
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I agree with Mr Gord. I think that some cats may be raising their “hackles” & reading into things that just are not there. Having said that, I do note that not all cats raise their “hackles” & Mr NorthernCat comes across as a very friendly bloke

Re: cat lifeboats, I am still searching but if anyone can find any data links about 'em then I'd be most grateful
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As far as I can see nobody has raised any "hackles" at all. It's simply that we don't want to have the same old tedious argument over and over again.

Re cat lifeboats - they were allocated as lifeboats to passengers, (there were lifeboat drills) so they were not just used as tenders. As for them being self righting, the crew told me they were. I have no reason to think they were lying.

If you can't find any data about them, I'm certainly not going to waste my time looking.

Can we get back to the topic now?
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i am a very friendly bloke, sometimes i find it quite funny though how some people take this so seriously though, i think its all about maturity the only people whos opinion i really care about are my wife and my kids, fi someone wants to say my boats crap theyre entitled to say that, however i (almost) guarantee they aren't having as much fun as me though. i think there are a lot of people who have their priorities wrong. (but it is fun to watch)
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of course i do have the opinion that cats are better boats 8-) but i have had some great times on boats that have misplaced their other hull
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