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Old 29-03-2014, 14:37   #61
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A Seawind 1000 might be worth looking at too, although I'm not sure what would be available in Europe.
I love the Seawind range in general.
Out of the price bracket.
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We have a cat and enjoy the room and lay out. Especially after dealing with cut up space and steps everywhere and constant swaying. But I am interested in how to "lighten" up the boat in the way of stocking it, provisions etc. fuel and water are necessities but we do have a water maker but what happens if it breaks.....
When we're living on watermaker water, We maintain about 150 litres on board all the time. If the watermaker failed, we can live a long time on that.
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Don't often see sailing catamarans (with enclosed spaces) in our waters. This one was doing about six knots as we crept by at 6.3 knots.

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Don't often see sailing catamarans (with enclosed spaces) in our waters. This one was doing about six knots as we crept by at 6.3 knots.
The Cat probably had the engine in reverse on full throttle to keep the speed down..

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Don't often see sailing catamarans (with enclosed spaces) in our waters. This one was doing about six knots as we crept by at 6.3 knots.


Seems to have 2 reefs in.
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We have a cat and enjoy the room and lay out. Especially after dealing with cut up space and steps everywhere and constant swaying. But I am interested in how to "lighten" up the boat in the way of stocking it, provisions etc. fuel and water are necessities but we do have a water maker but what happens if it breaks(it is newly reworked to hopefully prevent that). So I am more interested in this aspect of stocking it "smart" as we get closer to living on it versus 3-6 week trips close to land. I had thought of drying food instead of having canned. Have found freeze dry dog food that can be used dry or wet. Any ideas? But we love our catamaran. Went from 58 ft Hatteras to 45 ft Endeavour (both power) and the Endeavour cat has so much more room and soooo easy to get around. Just my opinion.
Start another thread on how to lighten a catamaran.

Why a catamaran is because they weigh less.
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Don't often see sailing catamarans (with enclosed spaces) in our waters. This one was doing about six knots as we crept by at 6.3 knots.


And you were motoring?


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I am not sure what relevance a motorboat versus sailboat is to the discussion. BTW that boat needs a lot more headsail halyard tension.
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Don't often see sailing catamarans (with enclosed spaces) in our waters.
I have only sailed in San Fran a few times, but here is another "enclosed spaces" cat I saw. (photo was taken from another cat with "enclosed spaces")
And heres one a little less enclosed.
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And you were motoring?
Certainly. We were on a motor vessel. Mentioned our speed as a "ruler" for measuring the cat's speed.
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I am not sure what relevance a motorboat versus sailboat is to the discussion.
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Certainly. We were on a motor vessel. Mentioned our speed as a "ruler" for measuring the cat's speed.

He appears to have a heavily reefed main sailing in between two bridges, known place to have no wind. Also appears to be hard on the wind. And your point?


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He appears to have a heavily reefed main sailing in between two bridges, known place to have no wind. Also appears to be hard on the wind. And your point?
Winds are often strong there (Carquinez Strait) although mild that day. The point was the one time I paced a catamaran it was moving at six knots. I know they can go faster. In fact, most sailboats (monos and cats) can go faster than my motorboat. These boats are at the western approach of the strait:

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I have to agree with the others Mark. I just can't see what a picture of a deep reefed Seawind 1160 sailing at 6 knots in what seem to be quite light conditions has to do with this thread.
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I have to agree with the others Mark. I just can't see what a picture of a deep reefed Seawind 1160 sailing at 6 knots in what seem to be quite light conditions has to do with this thread.
Then what was all that previous discussion on the speed of catamarans about? Wouldn't it be better to ignore an "irrelevant" posting instead of harping about it?
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