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Old 15-11-2006, 04:35   #31
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We've currently got our Beneteau 30 up for sale and are looking seriously at the Broadblue 385 with the Lagoon 38 a second choice.

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Old 15-11-2006, 04:56   #32
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Nice choice.
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Old 15-11-2006, 05:30   #33
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We are expecting delivery of our FP Mahe in the next 2 months hopefully.They are running behind....will post photos as soon as it happens.Of course we have a lot to learn,I have been following all discussions about Cats with a lot of interests,did you noticed that almost half of the discussions relates to Cat,that's very interesting.I wonder.JC.
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did you noticed that almost half of the discussions relates to Cat,that's very interesting
Just means that the died in the wool traditionalists are beginning to see the light

or more likely, their wives have ben onboard a cat and said "I want one of those"!!!!
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Old 15-11-2006, 10:17   #35
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Preconceived predjudices are difficult to change. Some mono guys will never change, then again they were still selling buggy whips when Henry Ford cranked up the Model "T" production line.

Catamarans are the largest growth area of sailing vessel sales today and I don't believe anyone thinks this trend will end anytime soon. I'm disappointed their aren't more offerings in the mid 30's size range. Cat's seem to be getting bigger and bigger.

My boat certainly isn't perfect but I'll not ever trade it for a monhull. But, a FP 35 ...... or a Flica 37 ..... oh yeah.

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Old 15-11-2006, 11:57   #36
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Rick check out FP Mahe 36'.JC.
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Old 15-11-2006, 13:10   #37
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We picked up our MC 41 in Maine this April and cruised the Maine coast for the summer. We're currently in Norfolk heading south in a few days. It's our home (shhh, don't tell any FL 'authorities') ahem, it's in transit to our new home port of Friday Harbor, WA. We love it and couldn't imagine having anything else!
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Old 15-11-2006, 18:16   #38
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I'm sure most of you know now, we built a stretched Simpson Ground Effect which we cruised a lot and am now building a modified Simpson Slipstream as a powercat.

We have 40 knots on the gust blowin' through the shed today, so i'm hiding inside like a "girlie man"

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Old 15-11-2006, 20:23   #39
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I have an classic "oldie" Searunner 40 trimaran. She is a boat that performs and handles extremely well and has an amazing amount of storage. The living space may not be as roomy as a cat but for the two of us there is plenty of room. With the purchase price and refit cost I will have about 25% of what a newer cat of similar size would have cost me. I have two monohulls also so I swing both ways but for cruising the multhulls win hands down.
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Nice thing about a tri, no matter which way you swing, you always have two hulls firmly in the water
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Old 26-11-2006, 16:35   #42
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Nice thing about a tri, no matter which way you swing, you always have two hulls firmly in the water
Unless of course you have one of these rockets
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So much for stability and flat sailing Have you seen the footage with these boats towing wake boarders?
Still, for us NORMAL trimaran sailors
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No I haven't, but easy to believe as we towed a mate on a surfboard behind our Seawind 24 before the days of wakeboard.

Not my boat, but just got this one off net.
Good beginners boat to learn the skills required to sail a fast multi.
These pick up a hull easy and can crack 20knots with eyes like dinner plates.

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Check this out
Try that with a mono hull
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