Originally Posted by cat man do
Ever heard of the Brisbane
Darwin to Ambon
Kings Cup Regatta to name a few.
No shortage of cruising cats and tri's in those races.
Yes I know about the Bribane to Gladstone, Quite a few of the Multi's that live here where I am. enter it every year, I do know a couple of them,
And mainly, they are more race bred than cruisers. I have been on a couple of those Multi's down here, Thats what finally made me decide fully on a cat,
One of the Cat builders down here is also going for the world wind
for a Multi. And he aint doing to bad at it either,
And two of them that I know of. have pitch
poled in that event. Upside down,
They constantly sail up and down the Tasman sea, Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean, getting to and from races.
A multi of any size will pitch
pole, (cartwheel) if it has too high a mast
for its size, and is Totally over powered, Just like the little 14 and 16 foot Hobies and Paper Tigers will.
5 Metre waves on the nose for 6 hours, My Gemini
slammed chronically, But you could not leave any thing on the salon
table, The slam came straight up through the table and flicked the cups vertically up in the air,
Spilling the contents when the cup dropped back onto the table, the cup still in the same position it started from, and the right side up.
The Toilet and shower
and front bed
room totally unusable, up and down and round and around it went, Do not even go there,
Kitchen, make sure your braced in well,
Coffee at the cock pit, no worrys, It just sat there, Cock pit and back transom area's. solid as a rock,
Very comfortable, with no jumping around, Sleep in the down wind
side at the back, no problems,
The windward side will drive you crazy with the wave slap. But still level and comfortable to sleep in,
in the transom, Gear
box and drive leg are very awkward to get to, especially the drive leg.
even tho it does jack up out of the water,
It didnt have the same ribbing and stiffeners that you would commonly get in Australia
, It still did the job that it was designed to do,
Getting at the steering
is a total PITA, its behind the gas fridge, YAAARRRRGGGGG
Other than that I really cant fault or find a con for my Gemini
. I love it,
They built the Gemini to a price
, But sea worthiness was not one of the things they skimped on,
I can tho pick on the manufacturers of Equiptment aboard my vessel. But only in a nit picking way, It is good gear
, but needs that extra bit added to make it work excellently.