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Old 30-05-2012, 00:15   #31
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Re: Which Cat for blue water cruising

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I saw them at Sanctuary Cove as well. Mostly I like them, but two things really irk me,
1. the anchor chain system, I am stuffed if I know what you do if you get a crab pot stuck in the anchor - or similar, and
2. Why they call a 37 foot 6inch boat a 39. Although R&C aren't the only ones who do that, the Lipari 41 is actually 39.
Likewise I too pondered how to unfoul an anchor on a Leopard. The Leopardian rep and I worked out that the anchor once aweigh and a the problem identified (as in snagged crab pot, etc.) could be attached to a spare line via a boat hook and raised up to the spare roller fairway on the forebeam using a halyard winch on the base of the mast. Possible, we thought, but not ideal. Perhaps some experienced Leopard skippers can enlighten us with a far more practical solution?
Whilst my wife was sizing up the L39 for interior space and liveability, I was doing the same out in the cockpit. There was not even enough spare stowage for even a bucket, let alone the large volume of essential stuff. There are lockers alright, but the aft one was full with a life raft, the one next to the helm full with gas bottles and the locker against the rear bulkhead chockers with house batteries. L39 got the thumbs down as a live aboard cruiser, blue water or not.

With regards to size exaggeration, it's a bloke thing! If women were naming boats it would be the other way around, "I'm only a size 12." "Sure,honey"
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Old 30-05-2012, 18:17   #32
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With regards to size exaggeration, it's a bloke thing! If women were naming boats it would be the other way around, "I'm only a size 12." "Sure,honey"

That is funny and probably true.....
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Old 30-05-2012, 18:54   #33
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Not a US size 12!
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:38   #34
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My friends rtw'ed in A Catana of roughly this size. No issues. Good speed, easy to handle, plenty of comfort. Recommended.

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I was considering a Catana but I do not want the helm situated on the end of the hull(s) like on a monohull. Plus very few have a head that has a separate Stand up shower stall.
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Old 23-09-2012, 07:36   #35
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There are just the first two Atlantic 47 with MastFoil
in process at Alwoplast (CHILE),
I would not have any doubt wich cat to buy
Atlantic 47 MastFoil™
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Chile has a free trade agreemnt with OZ so you guys can save a few bucks with an Atlantic. Order one now!
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