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Old 10-10-2008, 07:26   #1
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HEAVY WEATHER CAT SAILING

Looking for experiences with different cats as far as heavy weather is concerned. Slamming, reefing, stability, comfort, pointing ability, etc.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:27   #2
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Looking for experiences with different cats as far as heavy weather is concerned. Slamming, reefing, stability, comfort, pointing ability, etc.
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what is a Strom?..........hehe ;>)
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Thanks Talbot,
Checked out that link. A lot of very useful info there. I have had my but kicked in mono hulls doing many deliveries but the cats are new to me.
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Why, I am sure it was in reference to the late James 'Strom' Thurmond. While he was not particularly well known for his experience in sailing in a cat in heavy weather, 'Strum' must have managed a few 'storms' himself in view of both the length of his political career and the fact that he was both a Democrat and a Republican at different points in his career.

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what is a Strom?..........hehe ;>)
Its when the wnid gets above a certain speed.
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Looking for experiences with different cats as far as heavy weather is concerned. Slamming, reefing, stability, comfort, pointing ability, etc.
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