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Old 12-08-2010, 14:23   #1
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Hi, a New Cat Sailor Joins the Forum

I am looking for a small catamaran to live aboard and cruise the Bahamas first then later when more experienced down to the Caribbean. I have been crewing around the world (the warm parts!) for a few years and now want my own boat. I only have a small budget ($50,000 Max - less is better) and want to re power with an electric motor so that has to be included. I have been looking at Prout Ranger 27, Prout Quest 31 (rare to find one in my budget) and Catalac. Any feedback from owners of these cats would be gratefully received. I am going to single hand so ease of sailing is important. I am an artist/Pilates teacher/Massage therapist who likes a simple life so just want a self sufficient boat with solar, wind, electric power. Any ideas on electric motors would be appreciated too. I have read the thread and done lots of internet research but find it hard to find what my options are for a small cat that may already be powered with an outboard. Can I just repower with an electric motor, or do I need to change to inboard? I will also post on the electric motor thread. Thanks everyone, and its great to read all the information on the forum.
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Old 12-08-2010, 15:37   #2
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Use yachtworld to do a search for sailing, multi-hull, min price 10,000 max price 50,000. There's about a hundred to keep you looking. Here is one that I thought looked nice.

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Old 12-08-2010, 17:13   #3
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If you want to go electric i know someone with an electric outboard and there great i think the brand was thor quedo ? or something along those lines.its good as it would mean minimum changes from petrol outboard apart from a healthy battery bank and solar /wind charging hopes this helps cheers andy
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good luck in your boat search. I always consider the searching the most fun of the boat buying experience.
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Old 16-08-2010, 13:17   #5
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Welcome to CF, nomadartist. Good luck in your boat search.
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Old 16-08-2010, 14:05   #6
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if you're looking for electric outboards,

Torqueedo
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Parsun Electrics
PARSUN_ELECTRIC_ OUTBOARDS_ELECTRIC_OUTBOARD_MOTOR_TROLLING

Or for inboard electric
Solomon Technologies
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A small Wharram cat might fit your budget and minimalist lifestyle:

Wharram Tangaroa MKIV+ '02 For Sale -- Florida Keys, USA - Wharram Builders and Friends

BoatSmith Marine Carpentry offering high quality, service in all areas of yacht carpentry.

James Wharram Designs - Wharrams for sale
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There's a Catalac 9M for sale on the Catalac web site.

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Thanks to everyone who posted suggestions. They are gratefully received. I was off internet for a while here in France, now back on line so can continue my research.
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Welcome nomadartist . Hope you find your cat soon.
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