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Old 16-04-2012, 05:02   #1
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Cat boats

Rant time.

"Oh look at that a threat about catboats - says right there in the title", something along the lines of "When to put reef in my cat." I open the thread and after a few lines turns out the thread is about catamarans not catboats!

The next three photos are catboats or "cats". The fourth photo is a catamaran.
The careful reader will notice the marked difference between the two. The cat for example has 1 (one) hull while the catamaran has 2 (two).

Naming a catboat with some type of reference to a feline is a long standing tradition and makes perfect sense, considering your naming a catboat.
Naming a catamaran with some type of reference to a feline just advertises the owner's nautical knowledge.

Rant over. ( I feel better now. )

Next rant, ceiling and floors.







This is a catamaran:
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:28   #2
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Devils advocate time:

Bickering over sailing terminology always seems pedantic to me. What you call a "cat boat", I call a "cat rigged boat" or a "cat rig". What you call a "catamaran" I call a "cat" because it's common usage and people understand what I say when I say it.

I'm more interested in what people do than whether they are using to proper words to describe it.
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Old 16-04-2012, 18:42   #3
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So how will we call a cat rigged cat then?

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So how will we call a cat rigged cat then?

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Kitty cat, of course.
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With the simplicity of deploying a cat's sail, why does this Richmond Yacht Club sailor motor and not deploy the sail with a ten-knot tail wind?

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Old 28-04-2012, 09:55   #6
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Lots of the names on cats show a massive lack of creativity. It's not cute to have a cat (meow) themed name. Its been done way too many times. Maybe if you were the first guy it would be funny/cute, but its just not possibly in this day. Side note if you cruise anywhere and see your boat name on 3 more boats, its not a good name, its a really really bad name. Worst boat name ever "Windsong", just terrible. Way to many.
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If I owned a cat it would be named astrophe. No doubt
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Devils advocate time:

Bickering over sailing terminology always seems pedantic to me. What you call a "cat boat", I call a "cat rigged boat" or a "cat rig". What you call a "catamaran" I call a "cat" because it's common usage and people understand what I say when I say it.

I'm more interested in what people do than whether they are using to proper words to describe it.
Well yes this is simply "bickering over sailing terminology", you know silly things like "starboard" and "port". I hope you never have to have the floors replaced on your boat, but if you did you'd be surprised how many people think you're talking about the cabin sole.
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So how will we call a cat rigged cat then?

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"Glamorous Pussy." Reference "A Life Less Ordinary" movie

Personally, I think it's rather cheesy to name catamarans after feline references/cats, trimarans with 'tri' or other 'try' in the name, and yes, cat-rigged boats with 'cat' or feline references in the name as well. Shows an abject lack of imagination.
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Not a problem if you own a catamaran and like cats also.

Catatude = Cat with attitude

If you ever met my cat you would agree with me
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Re: Cat boats

I would call mine 'Stevens'

If i had another dog im calling it Deputy
If I had another horse im calling it Cartwright, Cart for short, although it wouldnt be a cart horse.
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The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.


First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey -
All of them sensible everyday names.

There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter -
But all of them sensible everyday names.

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?

Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum -
Names that never belong to more than one cat.

But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover -
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
  • - T.S. Eliot
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