Originally Posted by Nusailr
There is a Leopard 44 in transit right now. The delivery guy is John Titterton. He is going thru Gibraltar right now. Heading to Turkey.www.sailblogs.com/member/deliveries/
Been an interesting trip so far. You might want to note what hes been thru from Capetown. I too have reservations about the forward cockpit. I have been in the Med and the Atlantic when they were UGLY!!! All that water up there does not turn me on.
Pity. I couldn't see that blog. It says page not found. (Any ideas?) Has anyone seen a review on this model boat published somewhere? It could be an interesting read.
I am the first to admit that I have no experience sailing in a cat, but taking note of the various reservations regarding the front cockpit I have to ask: Would the designer/manufacturer surely not have taken rough seas into account?
Surely they wouldn't design something that was likely to flood and cause major damage to the boat?
I was also under the impression that in general multihulls have less water over the bows onto the foredeck area than monohulls. Even in heavy seas. Is this accurate?
There are other cat designs with a front cockpit. What would make this one any different? Am I maybe missing something? Like I said. I have no experience with this so I may well be off base.