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Old 13-01-2015, 18:28   #46
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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

At under 8K (I'm guessing BP) that is a lot of boat for the coin. What is the sail inventory and shape or age? On the equipment side, what does it have that was a surprise to you at that price?
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At under 8K (I'm guessing BP) that is a lot of boat for the coin. What is the sail inventory and shape or age? On the equipment side, what does it have that was a surprise to you at that price?
I put $8K....... thats dollars.
Everything on it is OK
Good order.

Im waiting for an answer from the sellers re hull integrity.

Catamarans of the older British variety in general have dropped in price. $20-$30K will get you a Prout or Catalac, and not too shabby either. I have just found another 2 Diamonds, glass over ply in excellent shape for about the same price. The older Cats are being released for reasonable money these days.. If people stop sailing it costs a lot to store the boats so they let them go.

This Diamond 24 is again about $8K

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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

When I first started looking, British Cats were in the $60-$80K range. That is only about 14 months ago. I watched one beautiful example of a Catalac advertised for $70k (dollars), and my gosh it was beautiful, not make S28K in an offer on ebay UK.

Now there are about 11 Catalacs for sale that I know of in the $26K range and will accept offers. For a 30 plus year old catamaran, these represent good value if you dont mind a sturdy look over modern sleekness. Catamarans have always been expensive but slowly the prices are getting smacked into order.

I already have a Centaur....... if I get a smaller Cat it will be in something that will snug into my berth alongside it and be a "throwaway" in terms of money..... but probably at $8k, it will never lose money if it went on sale.

My British sailing range is th Bristol Channel, Cornwall and hopefully this year the Scilly Isles....... it will do that job really well.

I like Cats. I like the lack of lean and the layout.

I also like Piaggio Ape
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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Don't worry about that bozo. He's stuggling with his own internal issues about what "Real Men" do and don't do.

He's probably got a new pair of cowboy boots and some Wayfarers, too.
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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

I imagine I speak for everyone on the cheap multihulls thread when I ask that you send those low catamaran prices to the U.S.!


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When I first started looking, British Cats were in the $60-$80K range. That is only about 14 months ago. I watched one beautiful example of a Catalac advertised for $70k (dollars), and my gosh it was beautiful, not make S28K in an offer on ebay UK.

Now there are about 11 Catalacs for sale that I know of in the $26K range and will accept offers. For a 30 plus year old catamaran, these represent good value if you dont mind a sturdy look over modern sleekness. Catamarans have always been expensive but slowly the prices are getting smacked into order.

I already have a Centaur....... if I get a smaller Cat it will be in something that will snug into my berth alongside it and be a "throwaway" in terms of money..... but probably at $8k, it will never lose money if it went on sale.

My British sailing range is th Bristol Channel, Cornwall and hopefully this year the Scilly Isles....... it will do that job really well.

I like Cats. I like the lack of lean and the layout.

I also like Piaggio Ape
Any links to these $25k catalacs in Europe. Maybe I just haven't been following close enough. At that price, it would make more sense to buy a 2nd boat for our europe travels and give it away when we are done rather than shipping.

Side note: I am looking out my window and see an almost identical Ape (in rougher shape) right now in Merida Mx.
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Any links to these $25k catalacs in Europe. Maybe I just haven't been following close enough. At that price, it would make more sense to buy a 2nd boat for our europe travels and give it away when we are done rather than shipping.

Side note: I am looking out my window and see an almost identical Ape (in rougher shape) right now in Merida Mx.
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they are everywhere.
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Side note: I am looking out my window and see an almost identical Ape (in rougher shape) right now in Merida Mx.
Are they not so very beautiful?
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Boatman-I think it may be more cost effective to move myself to the UK!


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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Weavis,

Check this one out. Possibly one of the best tri's built by forum member Mark Johnson.

Won't last long at that price. Boatman could deliver it for you.

SAILBOAT 28' brn-maples tri
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Weavis,

Check this one out. Possibly one of the best tri's built by forum member Mark Johnson.

Won't last long at that price. Boatman could deliver it for you.

SAILBOAT 28' brn-maples tri
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Delivery plus 20% VAT (GST) will more than double the cost..

The width would be more than my berth can handle

Thanks though..
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Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Took the Centaur out the water.

Was going to leave it in and take advantage of the nice days but nephew wanted to do some work on it.

Pressure washed the hull, it cleaned up real nice.
Took the sails down and off to be cleaned and a strip replaced.
Will be checking throughhulls later in week and giving the diesel a service and replacing the engine mounts.

Always sad to see a boat ashore. However it makes buffing the paint a lot easier. Im sure nephew will enjoy doing it......

I can see A Cat will take a little longer to polish...
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