I've been following all about this bridge deck
issue on older catamarans..I am looking into buying
one myself but am limited by finances and inclination to voyage 43 (norseman) , leopard
43 or 45 all pre 2003 .From what I can tell there is a consensus that the older designs (pre 2004) by simonis all suffered from "low" bridge deck
clearance. This appears to apply to both the voyage line and the early robertson caine's . It seems reccomendations are at least 6% of LWL. Trouble is I cant get anyone to tell me what the bridegdeck clearance is on the old Voyage Norseman or the leopard
43 , 45 . Can any provide me these numbers ? Also, when it is a problem? Only heading to windward (when ANY boat
is least comfortable) or in big seas. If not racing
in extreme conditions (per Richard Woods experience) and generally picking pleasant cruising condtions is the slamming still a problem and is it similar on both the voyage and the leopard?