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Old 15-06-2012, 07:32   #196
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising?

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The bridge deck clearance doesnt look that great from here,
How much clearance does it have,
Evidently it was enough to circumnavigate. I recently sailed by a ketch rigged Oceanic 30' and she looked to be in terrific shape.
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Old 15-06-2012, 11:29   #197
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Evidently it was enough to circumnavigate. I recently sailed by a ketch rigged Oceanic 30' and she looked to be in terrific shape.
I believe the owner and captains name of that boat is Hazel. Now does the boat look to be in terrific shape or the captain? :-)
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Old 15-06-2012, 12:40   #198
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising?

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Evidently it was enough to circumnavigate. I recently sailed by a ketch rigged Oceanic 30' and she looked to be in terrific shape.
It was a question only. what is the bridgedeck clearance on it,

It looks less than my Gemini, and I dont have much clearance.
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Old 15-06-2012, 18:02   #199
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising ?

The Brits drink lots of whisky (seriously know this for a fact) to be able to sleep on passage on these bridge slamming designs of their's. Also, most don't have fancy dental work to worry over.

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Old 15-06-2012, 18:11   #200
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising ?

Is a 30 feet open bridge deck cat usable for blue water cruising ? Or is a bimini a requirement ?
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Old 15-06-2012, 19:24   #201
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising?

Totally agree with you on the Prouts. I have a 1978 Quest 31' and live and sail on it full time. As I base out of the Fl. Keys I love the 2'7" draft. A well founded heavy weather, stoutly built vessel eaisily single handed and able to go many places. As for the pull rather than push aft mast set-up once I got my head wrapped around it I actually like it. Like you said not fast, but faster than my Glander Tavana 33' and sails flat. I like to sail 15 to 30 miles a day and then find a gunk-hole anchorage for the night and carry on the next day. If the weather turns bad ,just wait it out. For me it is more about the journey than the destination, and this Prout is the cats meow for me.
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Old 16-06-2012, 03:57   #202
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I believe the owner and captains name of that boat is Hazel. Now does the boat look to be in terrific shape or the captain? :-)
Don't know about a Hazel. When I called them on the VHF, it was a guy who answered.
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Old 16-06-2012, 05:34   #203
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising ?

it depends on the latitudes and the waters you are intending to sail
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