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Old 28-12-2008, 19:06   #1
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What catamaran is this?

This cat is for sale in Brazil and Im planning to buy it. The current owner does not know the manufacturer /model, but he says it was built in France. It is a 36 catamaran, fiber glass construction. If you could recognize it by the pictures, I would appreciate any further information.
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Old 28-12-2008, 19:35   #2
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I have not seen this shape before. Judging by the look of it you should be getting it VERY cheap and you are not planning on doing any offshore sailing (good house boat on a small lake), BUT if you are planning on taking this cat offshore you should educate yourself as much as possible about cats and then probably not buy it. Its got no bridge deck clearance, it butt is dragging, too narrow hulls for its size, no overhangs front and rear, solid foredeck etc etc If these 'terms' are new to you then you are making a big mistake as you are acting on impulse. I think. Take a deep breath and walk away until at least you hear some other members opinions.

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Old 28-12-2008, 21:30   #3
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I concur with Fishman, but some of that may simply be from being overloaded. Port looks like it may be heavier. The tube steel lifelines are way heavier than necessary. I'm wondering about the rigging, too; both standing and running. The stays seem pretty small from the photo and well inboard. This may imply insufficient strength and a weak geometry. I don't understand what they were trying to do with managing the jib/genoa -- looks like it would be hard to tack.

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Old 29-12-2008, 08:53   #4
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It looks as though the tulip bows were an afterthought, possibly an attempt to correct a tendency to bury the bows? Approach with extreme caution and don't hesitate to have a good multihull surveryor have a look at it, even if you have to import one. It will be the best money you ever spent.

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It seems to have the lines of an old Woods Design. A few things actually make me think it was originally designed as a "Power" catamaran that was adapted to "Sail" .
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No, definitely not one of mine!!

But I don't recognise it either

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What catamaran is this?

It's and "O-Run" and thats what you should do...

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ahh i have been told about the O-Run builder thats funny

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