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Old 24-04-2009, 07:46   #1
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Waarship Blade Runner 45

Having trouble finding info about this racing cat. Would want to use it for cruising, keep it light, spartan is ok. Was this cat made for a particular race? The ad states kevlar and graphite in the construction. Core material? If its age, 23yrs, is any indication no one has been able to bust it up or flip it yet. We had a 36 ft racing cat, no accommodations, but once you see those rooster tails trailing, its hard to slow down. I have an inquiry into the French broker but after 2 days no answer. I really like open deck Cats and consider the Lagoons, Privileges, FP's, etc........ a serious compromise.

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Old 24-04-2009, 07:51   #2
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Herbster, I don't know anything about this particular cat but, in my view she'd be a 'serious compromise' for extended and comfortable cruising. Not saying you are wrong for your purposes, but it is somewhat like comparing a Ferrari with a family sedan.

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Old 26-04-2009, 14:07   #3
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Hi Herbster,

Another Bladerunner is for sale at InterName News, similar price.

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Sorry, that should have read ww.cat-sale.de

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Old 26-04-2009, 15:23   #5
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Sees it today

Thanks for the heads up. Saw that one today, the speed is alluring. Found some info about the designer, Malcom Tennant.

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She looks like a screamer. As long as you could shade the cockpit, and have standing room. I would give it some serious consideration. After owning your CSK this will be luxury............i2f
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The fastest boat on the west coast of the US for many years (until someone got one of the old Waterworld Tris in the water) was the modified Tennant Bladerunner, Afterburner built in New Zealand.The owner Bill Gibbs is often on the multihull forum on Sailing Anarchy. I dont know how the one you are looking at is built but all the ones i know of are strip planked western red cedar with epoxy /glass outside and either glass or maybe kevlar inside. With the stock rig and sailed conservativly one could be cruised if kept light,they do have headroom but are essentially a couple of drainpipes like all net and tube cats. If you bought one you could cantilever the cabins inboard for greatly improved accomodations.
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Good info

Thanks for that info Steve. There are 2 in Europe, Germany and France. Will be in Italy in little over a week, made a promise, but I'd rather be seeing these 2 Cats. After the Italy vacation and a wedding maybe I'll pop back over and get one. Who Knows. Anyone want to crew from Germany to Greece on a fast cat. So I imagine this is the decision one would have to make cruising a fast cat........... gee do I want to single or double reef today, so I don't spill my coffee!

Oh yeah, I am willing to work that out! Gotta get a boat soon.


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Herbster, i looked at the waarship version online with the box beams and little center house, you should know this is quite a bit modified from the plans and likely heavier,nice looking boat though. The original design has aluminum mast section crossbeams with all of the accomodations in the hulls and a cockpit aft in each hull.There are at least 2 in NZ,1 in Aus and the hugely modified Afterburner in the US.
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Anyone want to crew from Germany to Greece on a fast cat.
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If you buy either one of these two great cats I'm game for coming along.

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Very cool boats,little light on the accommodation for me tho.I think you will find it is the original design, and called a trios.Very cool.
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I think the correct spelling is Waarschip. That may help with your search. The construction is probably going to primarily be wood and epoxy, though I don't doubt that they could have also used some high tech stuff in places. If you survey it, you should look very carefully for rot.
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