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Old 29-10-2006, 17:31   #1
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Looking for advice Robertson & Caine 45 and 47 owners

My wife and I are looking at making the big move. Need advice on the purchase of a 3 yr old 47 or 5 yr old r&c cat. Going to leave it in charter for two years then move aboard for several more.
any and all advice would be appreciated. TIA!!

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Old 29-10-2006, 17:38   #2
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Location: I live & sail alone full-time, on the East coast of Australia, on my Cat `Tsunami' and after 2 years still feel happy to be on the water.
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If you like comfort ... lots of space ... an upright/flat platform (women love that) ... maybe a little more speed ... better resale value ... GO FOR A CAT!

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Old 29-10-2006, 18:36   #3
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Aloha Patsan,
Welcome aboard!! Some folks like the extra hull and a huge boat. I guess that's why they make the monsters. My recommendation is no longer than 36, a monohull, fiberglass, cutter rigged, aft cockpit. I guess that's why they make those too.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:27   #4
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Curious what you decided...

So, what did you end up getting?
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:14   #5
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Leopard 47

How many people are going to live on the cat (including the visitors that will show up once you have it...)

I have a 2004 Leopard 47 and it works great for us. I also have me, my wife, and 3 kids from 18 months to 9 years on the boat. I looked at a Leopard 43 (or 44 - forget) but we have friends that come aboard all the time so we wanted the space.

I also do not live on the boat. We use it for weekend sails and up to about 2 weeks out at a time in the Gulf, Florida Keys, Bahamas and such so I am not as qulified to answer liveaboardability (if that is a word) as many others here that live aboard.

I have recently heard, on this site, that the 45 had some delimitation problems, but have not confirmed that with my friends who work at the Moorings yet. I have had zero problems with my boat other than regular maintenance (getting struck by lightning and losing electronics does not count).
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