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Old 04-12-2020, 04:57   #3136
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Catana 46S Catamaran in Turkey. Almost new engines (300 hrs). 85.000 Euros. Found on Ebay in Germany: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...43378-211-4352

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The Aerorig is an interesting touch... The idea of a rotating mast doesn't really appeal to me, but being unstayed, as well as the ease of tacking would make it a dream to sail.
Help me understand what i am seeing. It appears that there is a boom forward of the mast. Whats with that?
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:49   #3138
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It's called an aerorig. The mast is fixed and both sails are attached to a common boom which pivots around the mast.
Was developed in the 1990ies in Southampton as far as I remember.

Easier handling (only one sheet), unstayed mast.
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It's called an aerorig. The mast is fixed and both sails are attached to a common boom which pivots around the mast.
Was developed in the 1990ies in Southampton as far as I remember.

Easier handling (only one sheet), unstayed mast.

It's not only easier handling, but tacking is effortless... the main and jib pivot to tack, so you don't need to mess with sheets except the one for the whole assembly. Sheet loading is far less due to the balance area of the jib forward of the mast, and you have zero standing rigging to worry about maintaining. The big free standing mast on bearings seems like a complexity, but really is a small price to pay for the effortless handling. If I'm not mistaken, I believe some of them actually use hydraulics to rotate the mast and have no sheet from the boom to the boat. There is quite a bit of complexity eliminated.
Personally I prefer the junk rig. The newer cambered and split cambered junk rigs come very close in performance to a Bermuda rig except very close to the wind, and beat it hands down running and broad reaching.
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:46   #3140
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It's called an aerorig. The mast is fixed and both sails are attached to a common boom which pivots around the mast.
Was developed in the 1990ies in Southampton as far as I remember.

Easier handling (only one sheet), unstayed mast.


Pretty sure the boom is fixed to the mast and the mast rotates.
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Catana 46S Catamaran in Turkey. Almost new engines (300 hrs). 85.000 Euros. Found on Ebay in Germany: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...43378-211-4352

Good find! Heck of a lot of boat for the money...

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Old 04-12-2020, 10:40   #3142
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It's called an aerorig. The mast is fixed and both sails are attached to a common boom which pivots around the mast.
Was developed in the 1990ies in Southampton as far as I remember.

Easier handling (only one sheet), unstayed mast.

Aerorig was the name of the company that popularised (ok not very popular) the rig in the 1990's. It is really a Balestron rig that has been around for many many years. Because of this is was never patented.


A very easy rig to sail but boring if you like to tweak.
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That is why I wonder what good or not good job the yard did in the refit. Shame we are not close enough to check her out...
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:30   #3144
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Pretty sure the boom is fixed to the mast and the mast rotates.

That should be pretty obvious.... why else would the mast rotate?
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Agree, my memory left me for a moment, obviously the mast rotates...
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That should be pretty obvious.... why else would the mast rotate?


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Anybody else notice that the Catans 46S has a single helm in the cockpit? I think that’s a mod.
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https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...242403215.html

A Robert Harris design. I'd be very interested if I didn't live so far away.
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There are some cheap cats in the UK that are too small for me... if anyone is watching either and wants me to delete just drop me a message


No idea of the type, possibly an early Prout Ranger ?
https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...ran/1391058153
A lovely 26' Heavenly Twins Mk3 ? 1978
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavenly-...item26509353f7


Im looking for a project cat over 30 feet and will pay a small finders fee for an exclusive details of the right boat, here was one dead end I looked at recently... the owner had died but the son wants it as his own project


https://photos.app.goo.gl/jLQJKvKSdqGxATJb9
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Im looking for a project cat over 30 feet and will pay a small finders fee for an exclusive details of the right boat, here was one dead end I looked at recently... the owner had died but the son wants it as his own project


https://photos.app.goo.gl/jLQJKvKSdqGxATJb9

Take a trip to the Multihull Centre in Torpoint. There are usually a selection of abandoned project boats that don't get advertised. You might be lucky.
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