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Old 20-02-2008, 15:48   #31
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Congratulations Sean! She should be perfect for your charter business and you'll find the twin diesels a huge plus! Frankly, the deck space/bullet proof construction will make up for the lack of performance in light of your proposed use, and I am sure you will come to appreciate the British construction of that era, even if she is heavier than what is now in vogue. Great choice!

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Old 20-02-2008, 16:22   #32
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Thanks, Brad. And thank you for all the information you posted in my multihull question threads. They were a large part of my decision to jump ship (mono ship).

You're right about the diesels. It was child's play bringing this boat into a Travelift that was a mere foot or two wider than the boat in windy conditions, having never seen the approach before.
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Old 20-02-2008, 16:22   #33
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Many congrats on the new kitten. You really have my respect. Under water (so to speak) on a beautiful mono, investigates a barge, buys a land yacht and ends up in a cat. All in the space of a year. Most people around here are still dreamin' the dream and you are taking action. Well done!

I look forward to hearing how she does as a live aboard. The long view for me is also a cat but I keep thinking 38 feet. Maybe that's too much? I'm sure you will tell us.

Twin diesels is also a smart move IMHO.

Just one final question. What is happening to the land yacht?
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Old 20-02-2008, 16:25   #34
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Many congrats on the new kitten. You really have my respect. Under water (so to speak) on a beautiful mono, investigates a barge, buys a land yacht and ends up in a cat. All in the space of a year. Most people around here are still dreamin' the dream and you are taking action. Well done!

I look forward to hearing how she does as a live aboard. The long view for me is also a cat but I keep thinking 38 feet. Maybe that's too much? I'm sure you will tell us.

Twin diesels is also a smart move IMHO.

Just one final question. What is happening to the land yacht?
Ha ha ha!! Well, my wife and I *live* life. We don't sit by and let it pass. If you guys only knew the half of our little adventures....

We are keeping the land yacht (which I built, rather than bought) as a place to live on land while I run charters with this boat for a while.
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Old 20-02-2008, 18:03   #35
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Many congrats also. She looks like a very nice, tidy, well kept and roomy boat. I'm amazed how well priced boats are in the US. I think the asking price for a boat like that would be closer to double that over here.

Welcome to the dark side!
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Old 20-02-2008, 18:17   #36
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Does the door shown in the cockpit area lead straight into the Salon?

Have been vexed by a loved one in a wheelchair.
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Old 20-02-2008, 18:19   #37
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Does the door shown in the cockpit area lead straight into the Salon?

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Indeed it does!
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Old 20-02-2008, 18:21   #38
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Hey Sean!
Congratulations on the new boat. We've been looking at catamarans also, and I was just looking at that boat on yachtworld yesterday thinking what a sweet boat it was. Let us know what you think as you spend more time aboard. The Catalac is on our short list. They look like great boats.

We're also looking for Solaris or Prouts. We're on a limited budget too, but decided to spend the extra $$$ and go for a catamaran.

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Hey Sean!
Congratulations on the new boat. We've been looking at catamarans also, and I was just looking at that boat on yachtworld yesterday thinking what a sweet boat it was. Let us know what you think as you spend more time aboard. The Catalac is on our short list. They look like great boats.

We're also looking for Solaris or Prouts. We're on a limited budget too, but decided to spend the extra $$$ and go for a catamaran.

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Thanks, Iris!

There is a second Catalac 10M for sale in FL - I believe it's listed on Yachtworld as well in... Panama City?
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Yeah. I saw that one too (on Yachtworld). It looks like she was rode hard and put up wet. Yours looks in much better shape judging from the photos!

Enjoy!
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Congratulations Sean, she looks like a nice roomy boat.

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Sean:
Is the boat still at #2 I of V?
Ask the building manager to tell you about the movie scene shot there, in the mid-90's.
It was awesome!

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