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Lambretta 15-07-2016 07:51

The new Leopard 45!
 
Interesting to see it next to the boat it replaces!!

Lambretta 15-07-2016 07:56

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Now with a photo !!

Lambretta 15-07-2016 08:08

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
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Sorry about this I cant seem to get the photo to load
Will keep trying:facepalm::peace:

rajsach 16-07-2016 12:48

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Looks nice! The forward cockpit looks a lot less obtrusive. Heard it was going to have a forward galley like the L40


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Factor 16-07-2016 14:18

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Doesn't have a forward cockpit. Has a forward lounge

Jsta_Rebel 16-07-2016 14:57

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Factor (Post 2167769)
Doesn't have a forward cockpit. Has a forward lounge

Ahhhhh. so that's what makes it worth the 500k price tag. I gotta have one with the lounge area. Do they still sail like bricks ?

rajsach 16-07-2016 15:16

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jsta_Rebel (Post 2167782)
Ahhhhh. so that's what makes it worth the 500k price tag. I gotta have one with the lounge area. Do they still sail like bricks ?


It's a forward cockpit. Factor has a problem with the words " forward cockpit". It's his pet peeve. It's all semantics. He will be quick to point out that semantics is the study of the meaning of words but he never sites the entire definition which is - the meaning of words as it changes in context during the course of time. All boat manufacturers and the general sailing public and all sailing publications refer to this area as the forward cockpit.
As to sailing like a brick
If you want a performance catamaran then Leopard, Lagooon or the FPs are not the place to look. I have no idea why people continue to criticize the sailing capabilities of cruising catamarans. Speed is not what they're built for.


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rallyman1122 16-07-2016 15:23

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Factor (Post 2167769)
Doesn't have a forward cockpit. Has a forward lounge

Cockpit-lounge. Lounge-cockpit.

Who cares? Its got a place at the front and a place at the back.

Either you like it or you don't.

rajsach 16-07-2016 15:24

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rallyman1122 (Post 2167790)
Cockpit-lounge. Lounge-cockpit.



Who cares? Its got a place at the front and a place at the back.



Either you like it or you don't.


👍👏👏


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Factor 16-07-2016 18:09

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rajsach (Post 2167786)
I have no idea why people continue to criticize the sailing capabilities of cruising catamarans. Speed is not what they're built for.


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Because you can have both, you can get a reasonable sailing cat that is also a reasonable cruising cat. The block of flats/flybridge/forwardlounge approach is not the only one.

PatMc57 16-07-2016 19:31

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Perhaps it's just me..but for the sake of the unschooled, like myself, when I hear "cockpit", I think that there is a helm there. Is that just me?

John Holbrook 16-07-2016 19:38

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Does the new 45 have the same hulls as the 44 and a new deck and superstructure?
Where are the details coming form, I can't see anything on the Leopard website?


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Factor 16-07-2016 21:52

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PatMc57 (Post 2167904)
Perhaps it's just me..but for the sake of the unschooled, like myself, when I hear "cockpit", I think that there is a helm there. Is that just me?

No mate its not just you.

Dulcesuenos 17-07-2016 05:00

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
I think only monos really have cockpits, Catamarans have lounges, helm stations, and Saloons😀

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Jsta_Rebel 17-07-2016 05:25

Re: The new Leopard 45!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rajsach (Post 2167786)
It's a forward cockpit. Factor has a problem with the words " forward cockpit". It's his pet peeve. It's all semantics. He will be quick to point out that semantics is the study of the meaning of words but he never sites the entire definition which is - the meaning of words as it changes in context during the course of time. All boat manufacturers and the general sailing public and all sailing publications refer to this area as the forward cockpit.
As to sailing like a brick
If you want a performance catamaran then Leopard, Lagooon or the FPs are not the place to look. I have no idea why people continue to criticize the sailing capabilities of cruising catamarans. Speed is not what they're built for.


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I honestly was not talking about speed. They are cruising vessels and not racers. Their inability to sail to weather was what I meant. Maybe rename them as motorsailers??


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