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Old 25-02-2012, 01:10   #1
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This Week's Cat Hunting Expedition

Was trolling the marinas for something to do today.

Came across a few I hadn't seen before.

The first one will keep many of you guessing.... feel free to suggest what it might be. Same goes with the last one. Am interested in a designer if known and what type of retractable leg that it has.

For a full size of the first pic, click here --> http://members.iinet.net.au/~bc_j400/catmel1.JPG




















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Old 25-02-2012, 10:28   #2
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The first cat, pictures no 1 - 3, is a beauty - I want one!!
My guess is she is a Grainger design.
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Old 25-02-2012, 11:31   #3
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The first one is a Pacific 46 out of Kiribati. The last is likely a Fastcat Green Motion out of South Africa, though I couldn't find anything that looks exactly like it, so it could be a different company. The "leg" is a drop down charger/generator which uses hydro motion while sailing to charge batteries.
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The first one is a Pacific 46 out of Kiribati. The last is likely a Fastcat Green Motion out of South Africa, though I couldn't find anything that looks exactly like it, so it could be a different company. The "leg" is a drop down charger/generator which uses hydro motion while sailing to charge batteries.
Do you have more information on the Pacific 46 - new one for me!

For me the last two pictures are of the same cat, look at the name - and that is not a Fastcat, looks like some aluminium construction for charter work.
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I sounded pretty knowledgeable didn't I? lol. I just found it online by googling the name of the boat and the word "catamaran". Here's the link. It shows the build on a Kiribati (an island nation) site, but since it's written in "Gilbertese", the language of the island of Kiribati, I have no idea if it's a one-off build or who designed it. The guy who put up the picture is named Mike and is an Aussie. Don't know if it's his boat or he just saw it somewhere. I imagine a bit more googling would do the trick. Also, the pacific 40 is a homebuilt kit design.
Pacific 46 Catamaran - Abatao - KIRIBATI ONLINE COMMUNITY
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The first one looks really nice.
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I sounded pretty knowledgeable didn't I? lol.
Well you had me truly fooled, hats off to you, sir!
But thanks for the link, will see if I can unearth any more.
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I wasn't trying to fool anyone. Just answer the question of the post. It really is a pretty boat. Seems like some cats just have those smooth flowing lines that make them beautiful, while others can be a bit boxy. It's like an Aston Martin compared to a Volvo (although to be fair, Volvos are a lot less boxy than they used to be).
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Just found this Pacific 46 youtube clip, difficult to see if it's a sister cat though:
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Sorry but I have no idea why the photos have displayed like that, very strange and not the first time this has happened to me.

Correct with the first one, that is the vessel.

I posted because I missed the name of the designer when the owner told me, Gary L is all I picked up. Said it was the first and last of type because it took 4 years to build. He bought the hull bottoms only and commissioned the rest through Kirabati where many of the locals worked on it to finish it, then shipped it to Australia as deck cargo to have it finished.

From what I can tell she seemed to tick all the boxes for a blue water cruiser, very solid, very beamy, (probably std beam for that length) and very nice looking which is very important as we know.

Accommodation is very good, large berths up front up high like a normal set up versus a Lagoon type owners version at the rear. Duplicate cabins up front, double down the rear facing across with a very large head port aft with full size shower.

One of the best features, a bow thruster.

It will live in Melbourne.

I want one.
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Designer Gary lidgard ex NZ based on Gold Coast. Big brother to his Fusion 40 design.

Lidgard Yacht Design, boat designers, monohull, multihull

Great looking vessel.

Who would not want one ausaviator.
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When I say "first and last of type" I suspect that means the actual builder of the vessel.
Unless Gary lives in Kiribati.
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Designer Gary lidgard ex NZ based on Gold Coast. Big brother to his Fusion 40 design.

Lidgard Yacht Design, boat designers, monohull, multihull

Great looking vessel.

Who would not want one ausaviator.
Beautiful boats. Crappy website.
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The "leg" is a drop down charger/generator which uses hydro motion while sailing to charge batteries.
Sure about that? Surely it's a drop-down leg for the engine like on some Geminis?

I was just looking at it again and noticed the missing paint off the blades. I don't think that happened when it was spinning freely under way! There was one on each side, next to the engines!

Hydraulically driven maybe?

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Beats me. Damnit Jim, I'm a camp director, not a boat designer!
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