Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2007, 00:02   #1
Registered User
 
Kiwikat's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 Maestro
Posts: 287
Hello Everyone

I've been watching and reading this site for quite a while now (ok on and off for about four months) and thought it was about time to introduce myself briefly. I am a long time monohull owner/sailor with a lot of coastal experience and a few offshore journeys in the South Pacific to my credit. I currently have a monohull but am seriously looking to go "multi" for extensive offshore cruising and retirement.

I really enjoy reading everbody's opinions and hope to benefit more from the wealth of knowledge found here.

Cheers
__________________

__________________
Kiwikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 15:18   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Wlecome Kiwikat! Where abouts are you located? I am very curious about your south pacific adventures. Maybe you can fill in some of your profile to unravel the mysteries!
__________________

__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 15:23   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,413
Talk to some cat converts... I would like to read about the transitions and the issues... like haulouts and so on.

jef
sv shiva
__________________
Sandero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 19:31   #4
Registered User
 
Kiwikat's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 Maestro
Posts: 287
Nice to hear from you folks. Not much of a mystery Dan. Just love the south pacific and don't feel a real need to go and do a circimnavigation or anything like that. Our boat is thoroughly set up for cruising and would take us anywhere but my preference for more space and a flatter world is the key. Trouble is this part of the world can really throw it at you, out there in the ocean so the research has been ongoing from every book, magazine, internet site, to picking the brains of friends (or strangers), who have already made the conversion from mono to multi.
Both NZ and OZ have suitable haulout facilities, albeit expensive (sigh), but that's boating for ya. The good thing about a "cat" is that you can always run it up on to a beach for that little bit of maintainance or even an antifoul job, (if you don't want to be too fussy).

So all I need to do now is find the right "cat" at the right time, at the right price and THAT is easier said than done!!!!!!!!
__________________
Kiwikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 01:50   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Aloha KiwiKat,
Welcome aboard!! Good to have you here and I hope you enjoy the information on the forum as much as I do.
Kind Regards,
JohnL
__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 19:34   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
We get a few visitors here at Changi as well as Raffles and RSYC. I seem to notice the cats a lot more. Many boats are a crew of two.

I think the cats might be akin to going camping in a campervan as opposed to the family station wagon. All the cats I see look comfortable and the crews happy.

One mono couple came ashore and stayed around for about 2 weeks. I got a sense the wife wasn't extremely interested in getting back on the boat. The cat people seem to hardly come ashore...

Hmmm.... Just my unscientific observations from teh armchair - LOL
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2007, 02:25   #7
Registered User

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Boat: 44 foot bruce farr fractional rig
Posts: 165
Images: 12
welcome kiwi cat. Farr 1104 now that is a good boat! If you want to sell it talk to me! I know someone looking for one!
__________________
Southernman
southernman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2007, 03:49   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Israel
Boat: Southerly UK 37ft
Posts: 104
welcome.... drop me a line ? I sail the Med for 50 years... and live in Haifa, Israel

Mike

migot1
__________________
migot1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2007, 06:46   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
JusDreaming's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stuart, FL & Bahamas Cruising
Boat: Lagoon 37
Posts: 880
Images: 13
welcome "Kiwi" once you go cat you won't go back We live on our 37 lagoon and love it. A flat world is a comfortable world. And remember we are also fast.
__________________
Denny and Diane
Lagoon 37
http://www.svjusdreaming.bravehost.com/
http://www.sailblogs.com/member/svjusdreaming/
"The only way to get a good crew is to marry one." -Eric Hiscock
JusDreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2007, 21:18   #10
Registered User
 
Kiwikat's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 Maestro
Posts: 287

[quote=southernman]welcome kiwi cat. Farr 1104 now that is a good boat! If you want to sell it talk to me! I know someone looking for one![/q

Sorry Southernman, but at the moment this is looking like a 2 year plan and the boat is the absolute last thing that gets sold!!!! Will keep you in mind nonetheless. Thanks.

Lisa and Clyde
__________________
Kiwikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2007, 21:27   #11
Registered User
 
Kiwikat's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Zealand
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 Maestro
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusDreaming
welcome "Kiwi" once you go cat you won't go back We live on our 37 lagoon and love it. A flat world is a comfortable world. And remember we are also fast.
It's funny you know, years ago we used to sit in the yacht club with a mate of our's arguing the pro's and cons of mono v multi. We thought he was mad building a cat. Now we are hooked ourselves. Ain't life grand!!!

Cheers
Lisa and Clyde
__________________
Kiwikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-08-2007, 16:56   #12
Registered User
 
swagman's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winter land based UK New Forest. Summer months away. Making the transition from sail to power this year - scary stuff.
Boat: Super Van Craft 1320 Power Yacht
Posts: 2,175
Images: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to swagman
Hi Guys,
Welcome.
The old debates of mon v multi will always rage - but they are all boats and the more people who take to the sailing scene - the better world we will have.
But (just can't help myself here) do not confuse fast race cat with slower cruiser cats.
Cats usually go quick because they are light. Load them up to travel a distance and you might be suprised to see a similar length and loaded monhull actually overtake you. Albeit at an angle of heel:-)
Cheers
JOHN
__________________

__________________
Don't take life too seriously. No ones going to make it out alive......Go see our blog at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/yachtswagman/
swagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.