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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 06-11-2006, 12:03
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Posted By PapaCocha
Florida yacht Charter. 800-537-0050

Florida yacht Charter. 800-537-0050
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-03-2006, 05:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,516
Posted By PapaCocha
Claire, I have not been there but Buddy on...

Claire,

I have not been there but Buddy on Indigo Moon recently hauled out at Lauderdale Marine Center and was very happy with them.
They also let you do work yourself vs. Riverbend. Scroll down...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-02-2006, 05:20
Replies: 27
Views: 6,815
Posted By PapaCocha
Wunderbar Michael, One comment. I had...

Wunderbar Michael,

One comment.

I had the Raystar GPS on the rail as you do and it kept on being bumped...I have it now flush mounted on the transom next to the stb scugar scoop...no more bumps...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2006, 05:06
Replies: 7
Views: 13,174
Posted By PapaCocha
84.5nm

84.5nm
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-01-2006, 07:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,353
Posted By PapaCocha
kiteboy, if you are chartering the cat will...

kiteboy,

if you are chartering the cat will come with a decent anchor/chain setup as well as a pre rigged bridle. Some cats have the anchor dropping from the locker, others from a roller on the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-12-2005, 09:58
Replies: 15
Views: 4,753
Posted By PapaCocha
you may want to check around the bend (SWFL) at...

you may want to check around the bend (SWFL) at Bob and annie's (http://www.bobandannies.com/)
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-11-2005, 06:35
Replies: 31
Views: 6,268
Posted By PapaCocha
Charlie, As to your tax question...you may...

Charlie,

As to your tax question...you may want to e-mail Steve Dashew, he's built quite a few boats in Auckland and should be able to give you a reasonable answer and I hear he is a nice guy...
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-11-2005, 15:07
Replies: 31
Views: 6,268
Posted By PapaCocha
My 2c.... Don't overlook bareboat...

My 2c....

Don't overlook bareboat cats...some of them are in pretty good shape and have been very well maintained...but they do have quite a few hours on the engines.

I have found FP to be less...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-10-2005, 11:57
Replies: 27
Views: 6,815
Posted By PapaCocha
If i am not mistaken Broadblue is being build by...

If i am not mistaken Broadblue is being build by the same builder that built the Wildcats which have some serious quality problems
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-10-2005, 11:55
Replies: 27
Views: 6,815
Posted By PapaCocha
The lagoon 380 is very comfortable and nicely...

The lagoon 380 is very comfortable and nicely appointed but...she is a bit butt heavy due to the location of the engines in the sugar scoops and so is prone to hobby horsing in head seas. OTOH the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-10-2005, 14:12
Replies: 27
Views: 6,815
Posted By PapaCocha
I have sailed both the Athena and the Lagoon 380...

I have sailed both the Athena and the Lagoon 380 and I felt that the Athena is a better sailing boat although not as well appointed and somewhat flimsy.
FP build them pretty cheap and the Athena is...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-10-2005, 06:15
Replies: 4
Views: 4,572
Posted By PapaCocha
Thumbs up The Grenadines

You can rent a cat either in St Vincent Blue Lgoon with Sunsail, Barefoot or TMM or Moorings in Canouan.

check out Rob's site to get a feel for it.
Usual Suspects...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-09-2005, 14:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,547
Posted By PapaCocha
bamboo, Anegada is no longer red lined by...

bamboo,

Anegada is no longer red lined by anybody..thanks to GPS....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2005, 19:23
Replies: 33
Views: 8,488
Posted By PapaCocha
Well Pangaea you stated that you have never...

Well Pangaea you stated that you have never sailed...
Catanas are amongst the most powerful, technical, production cats... not exactly the kind of boat that I would recommend as a first boat.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2005, 15:48
Replies: 33
Views: 8,488
Posted By PapaCocha
Pangaea, First let me say the Catana is...

Pangaea,

First let me say the Catana is probably not a wise choice in your situation ....
But they are great boats...
if you want to find out more call Don Buckles at navigator yacht...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2005, 10:19
Replies: 33
Views: 8,488
Posted By PapaCocha
I find FP to be built "cheap"... also the hull...

I find FP to be built "cheap"... also the hull designs on most of the range are ancient and not very efficient
I have sailed so far from the current line:

Athena38: lively sail,cramped...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2005, 05:01
Replies: 33
Views: 8,488
Posted By PapaCocha
Since your kids are so young and you don't have a...

Since your kids are so young and you don't have a lot of experience I would recommend a cat that you and your wife can easily handle but large enough so you can load up and still have a good vessel....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-09-2005, 08:27
Replies: 17
Views: 5,131
Posted By PapaCocha
You are dreaming....you "might" see 8....your...

You are dreaming....you "might" see 8....your "average" speed under sail will probably be around 5....





The FP range is poorly built and designed fromt the get go...Sunsail just stopped...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-09-2005, 09:20
Replies: 6
Views: 3,022
Posted By PapaCocha
Bruce, With your budget and needs you might...

Bruce,

With your budget and needs you might be better off looking at monohulls.

The smaller older cats (you are looking at 15-20 years old) do not sail very well while loaded (neither do big...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-09-2005, 04:53
Replies: 12
Views: 3,547
Posted By PapaCocha
Check out Conch, Pro Valor and also Barecats. ...

Check out Conch, Pro Valor and also Barecats.

Also do not hesitate to call Sunsail and Moorings and ask for discounts.

Finally check out sailonline for owners in the Sunsail and Moorings fleet...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-08-2005, 11:52
Replies: 11
Views: 5,911
Posted By PapaCocha
I have been using the C series from Raymarine for...

I have been using the C series from Raymarine for a year now and I am very happy with it..the best feature IMHO is the radar overlay on charts.
I also use Maptech offshor nav on a laptop hooked up...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-07-2005, 11:58
Replies: 16
Views: 21,019
Posted By PapaCocha
I believe the one with most functionality is...

I believe the one with most functionality is Fugawi.

Fugawi (http://www.fugawi.com/)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2005, 12:31
Replies: 440
Views: 125,543
Posted By PapaCocha
The pizza guide of the south pacific ????

The pizza guide of the south pacific ????
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