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Old 03-01-2008, 20:53   #16
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I would rather have a big rig and reef early. I do not want anything to do with a cat that needs to motor because the wind is only blowing 10 knots. There are plenty of under powered heavy cats that sail worse then monohulls. It is refreshing to see boats like the Maine cat 41 and Spirited 380 that are sailboats first while still offering reasonable cruising comfort. It is also nice to have a boat that will make the most of a weather window.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:51   #17
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the rig is 16 m with a big roachy main which is a fairly tall rig for a 38 ft cat( my cruising 38 ft cat has a 12 metre non roached main),
My 29.5ft stretched to 32 ft cat had (as standard) a fairly roachy main on a 12 metre mast.

I changed the rake of the rig and put some more square in the top for some added go.

She needed reefing and working jib in 15 knots, which brought the top down to the hounds, so effectively masthead.

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I would rather have a big rig and reef early. I do not want anything to do with a cat that needs to motor because the wind is only blowing 10 knots. There are plenty of under powered heavy cats that sail worse then monohulls.
Easy to put the brakes on, hard to get the HP in the light air.

I was'nt interested in one that had to motor in 5 knots.

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:41   #18
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Vegas and Cat Man Do, I agree with both of you, that's why I am considering a Fusion 40 with a 63ft rig instead of the 57ft standard cruising rig, I also think the Spirited 380 is a class boat, but the F40 is more suited to my needs - I think!!
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Vegas and Cat Man Do, I agree with both of you, that's why I am considering a Fusion 40 with a 63ft rig instead of the 57ft standard cruising rig, I also think the Spirited 380 is a class boat, but the F40 is more suited to my needs - I think!!
There's a built Fusion 40 for sale on Yachtworld. It's listed for $850K USD. At that price she ought to be suited for anyones' needs!!

Terrific boat. The only problem I have is in having to write that check!
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There's a built Fusion 40 for sale on Yachtworld. It's listed for $850K USD. At that price she ought to be suited for anyones' needs!!

Terrific boat. The only problem I have is in having to write that check!
Hi Rick, Yup me too, that is one huge cheque, I am anticipating getting a kit one and have it built professionally, costings so far work out at about half of what they want ie about $400,000 (all in) - mind you thats still $399,999 more than I have
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:46   #21
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Has Anyone worked out the pricing on the Spirited 380. I know Stallion Marine builds them in Australia but they run over 400,000 US dollars. Seems like it might be less expensive to ship it somewhere else to be built.
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The Stallion 380's are very well finished and equipped though. IMHO they are very good value even though I can't afford one. There is a builder here in Hervey bay, who has just started a 380 which he intends to offer for sale on completion. When I get the chance, I'll ask what kind of price they are thinking of asking.
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Old 04-01-2008, 13:38   #23
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We are very happy all round with the first production Spirited 380 now six months old. With little sailing experience I have taken Minx out single handed sailing at 12 knots and have gained a feel for her when sailing faster at 17 knots, bearing away when the bullets hit. The S-380 is very responsive and nimble, the hydraulic stearing is excelant and she has tons of buoyancy , feels safe and is just a joy to sail. We plan to sail to the Med departing Mooloolaba in May/June 2008.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:34   #24
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Hey Ireaney, we intend to sail to England (my place of birth) and should be there this time in 2009, you will be most welcome to check the S-380 out if you havn't got your kit by then.
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Hi Silverback, Thanks, I will certainly love to take you up on that offer, I would love to see your S380.
I will send you my email address by private messages.
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The next generation in the Stallion Marine built Spirited 380 is on the way, all Carbon Rig some really different sails and a few other innovative approaches, she is being built for display at the Sanctuary Cove boat show in Australia in May. The build is an initiative of stallion, All Yacht Spars and Ullman sails. A story should appear in the April May edition of the Australian magazine - Multihulls World
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Old 16-01-2008, 19:06   #27
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Well that's good news about the new Generation S-380 set for Sanctury Cove in May Factor, I was at the Yandina factory on Monday 14 where construction of their third production S-380 is well underway presumably the one you refer to as it is due to be launched in May.
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I've been sailing in a 380 since July 07. Very roomy interior, full headroom in hulls and saloon. First offshore ride was 400 miles along east coast of Australia with wind up to 30knts. Very stable and dry in seas - we had up to 3m. Very pleased with performance, especially in stronger winds. Average in light airs. Has the right sized rig. Engines in the stern work well - no vapour fumes get into interior. Must have good seals on the engine hatches to avoid any following seas getting in. Overall score is 9/10. Selling well in Australia. A$495k quoted from Stallion Marine.
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the Australian magazine - Multihulls World
I believe Multihulls World started as a European magazine, but has Aussie and American versions.
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Hi Lodesman, no there is no connection between the Australian Multihull World and the American or French version.
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