Originally Posted by bluenomads
Interesting that reportedly Malcolm Tennant said that the only change he would make to his 60' long-range power cats (like Domino) was to add a mast. The mast didn't even need a sail, but would assist to slow down the flick speed of the roll.
That's what they're primarily used for and I'm not a yacht designer
by any means. So I'd have to agree with him. I do know from reading and experience that a stay sail is less effective on hard chined V bottom boats than it is on a rounder bottom boat
. With the rounder bottom our one boat
would heel over a little bit and she'd really settle down. It had very little rolling motion under way with the stay sail.
From your quote I'm assuming a cat will act similar with a stay sail. I just assumed it would act more like a V bottom that didn't really heel over.
If you don't mind me asking, what boats are you looking at?
I had a 89 Grand Banks
42 with twin 3208 Cats,a 36 Gulfstar
trawler with 2 85 horse Perkins's diesels and a converted 68ft steel fishing
trawler that had a 3406 cat main and a smaller cat for a wing engine
Out of the 3 you could burn through the most fuel in the GB and while they're great boats I was happy when I sold
it. It was a project
and I would've liked to keep it longer but I received a great off about 6months after she was finished.
was the surprise and flat out sipped fuel and she handled every bit of weather
I sent her way. They're a real value for the money
if you're able to find one. I forget how much fuel it held but she'd easily run 700-800 miles between the pumps. On top of being spacious for the size the engine
and systems access was good too on everything but the genset.
The steel fishing
trawler was another project
that literally made it through 2 hurricanes off the Jersey shore including a direct hit from Sandy. I would've loved to have finished it and kept it. But my daughter came along and I had a offer that was quite a bit more than I had in her not counting labor. So off she went but I'm currently looking at a Allied
40 and a Seawolf 44. But neither of them are trawlers although the Seawolf is more or less a ketch
sailor that needs mast's, so she's close enough lol.
Anyway good luck