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Old 27-03-2009, 17:13   #61
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37 ft Polycon catamaran

37' Polycon Catamaran (Sail)

Running into 37 ft boats today, within budget this one but the 'needs TLC' could bring it above...

Anyway, again, can anybody comment on this 37 ft cat ???

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Old 27-03-2009, 18:16   #62
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The guy in that picture looks like he's been strapped into a rollercoaster ride. I know it's the tiller, but it looks odd.
All I know about these designs are that they use narrow hulls, which means fast if lightly loaded, but probably not the most buoyant of craft. They're old designs. I hope someone who's been on one can comment.
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Old 27-03-2009, 21:53   #63
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pirate Small live aboard cat

To give you an Ideal of what you can do in a small cat, this is the link to my web page for the cat we built. Its 8.8 meters, (29') All power is provider by solar, the galley is modest, but fictional, includes a 12v fridge.
The head has the room for a shower, but I have not installed pressure water yet but the solar water tank works just fine, warm showers available in the afternoon.
Being in San Diego heating is not a big problem.
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Old 28-03-2009, 00:08   #64
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Old 28-03-2009, 08:40   #65
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37' Polycon Catamaran (Sail)

Running into 37 ft boats today, within budget this one but the 'needs TLC' could bring it above...

Anyway, again, can anybody comment on this 37 ft cat ???

I know you said "anywhere" but I didn't take that statement literally. Isn't this boat on the wrong continent?
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Old 28-03-2009, 08:48   #66
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The Polycon is a production version of Buddy Ebsens (Jed Clampert from the beverly hillbillies) 35ft plywood Rudy Choy designed "Polynesian Concept" with which he won the 1968 multihull Transpac race.It is a symetrical hull cat with daggerboards,they are slim hulls designed to perform as opposed to the fat load carrying hulls of most of the smaller British cats mentioned so far.That said,if you were to load it with the same weight of stuff as you would in the smaller cats youve been looking at it should handle that with less performance loss,if you load even more stuff because you have more space then you will kill its performance,as with all multihulls you need to practice restraint.I have raced against a polycon years ago and it was not great around the cans but in a 360 mile race he beat us by a few minutes over the line,i was on an F27 tri. I think those boats are pretty good value for a bridgedeck cat these days,oh,and they actually have reasonable bridgedeck clearance unlike many smaller cats.
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Old 28-03-2009, 09:24   #67
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I know you said "anywhere" but I didn't take that statement literally. Isn't this boat on the wrong continent?


We know it's not on our continent but when I say we want to go cruising extended periods, we are OK with crossing to another continent...

This would just move our starting point to the other continent...
(or our maiden trip with the boat would be an ocean crossing)

But you are right, being over on another continent complicates the travel to visit to buy the boat and getting the boat ready to go...

We are motivated so the distance should not stop us from finding boat...
(obviously we need to pretty sure when we schedule travel to see the boat because otherwise we would end up having seen a few boats and killed our budget...)

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Old 28-03-2009, 16:58   #68
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re: the polycon: I'd want to be VERY sure of the solidity of that seat, there's only one way to go if it breaks!
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re: the polycon: I'd want to be VERY sure of the solidity of that seat, there's only one way to go if it breaks!


I would trash the seat, it seems completely useless unless you're motoring...

How the hell would he handle the sailtrim from that 'rollercoaster seat'

Anyway, I will try to contact the guy and get more info on the boat to try and define what he describes as TLC ...

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There is a Catalac 8M in Brittany, France that went aground and the owner is offering the boat free of charge.
Latest news on this one, I finally got feedback from the owner...
He is taking the boat apart and will be selling the recovered items separately...

So this is one Catalac that will never sail anymore...
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A boat loses it's anchor and is beached. The owner tries to give the boat away. Retracts that offer and now is breaking the boat apart. I wonder what this was really about?

Is this about boat removal costs?
Boat repair costs?
Fines and fees from the local government?
Being sued by a property owner?

I'm afraid we will never know the truth on this one.
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back on topic

I am still looking ....

This 37' CSK / Polycon : 1974 CSK/Polynesian Concept Polycon sailboat for sale in California still might be a good deal for us.

Has anybody ever seen / sailed a CSK / Polycon ?

Obviously I would really need to figure out what still needs to be done on this boat to get it into shape (and figure out the respective $).

Anybody can suggest a good surveyor in California ? (through PM is fine if you prefer)

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Djeeke,
Have a boating friend in Laguna Beach, which isn't too far from Long Beach. I've just emailed him to see if he knows anything about the boat and asked if he might be interested in taking a look at it for you.

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Have a boating friend in Laguna Beach, which isn't too far from Long Beach. I've just emailed him to see if he knows anything about the boat and asked if he might be interested in taking a look at it for you.
Thank you soooo much Loree !!!
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No problem. Billy is a multihull boater for many many years and is also a high end General Contractor so he's got lots of experience to pull on. If he's willing, you'll get a good evaluation.

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