I have found your site and the friendly camaraderie to be invaluable.
A life dream is starting to fall into place as I am now retired and about to sell the house. My previous boat, hull
# 17, Corsair
F27 folding trimaran
, “Three Play” was recently sold after almost 20 years of cruising and a few years of racing
. Most of it was done in the San Francisco
Bay area, but also Lake Tahoe, Southern California
. A trailerable boat has many advantages. My first two boats were monohulls, in Vancouver, and Toronto.
I will be coming down in the world from three hulls to two, and trading the speed, exhilaration and excitement of sailing an F27 on SF Bay
, to comfortable live-aboard cruising. I have ordered a Leopard 40 catamaran
(Changing Spots), and will take delivery
and move aboard after she is the demo boat at the 2008 Miami boat show
. I was seriously looking into an OSSA hybrid diesel electric
system from Glacier Bay (they made the diesel electric
system for the electric Leopard
43), but was not willing to wait another three months for systems development, as required by the builder
, R&C. Sorry to disappoint you, but there will not be a diesel electric hybrid Leopard 40
at the 2008 Miami boat show
The saga has been, and will continue to be documented on my website: Changing Spots Home Page
I am also setting up a Yahoo group (Leopardcats) for Leopard
and Moorings catamaran
owners and wannabes, but that will be deferred until the house is tidied up and on the market.