is like any other catamaran
I've seen around, with a windlass
, locker, and roller on the centerline. Our roller is aft of the trampoline, but certainly there are plenty with their roller on the forward cross member
Today I saw a smaller catamaran
, something like a Gemini
but I think it's not a Gemini
, that had an anchor
, roller, windlass
, chain, and locker in/on each bow. They still have a single
bridle+snubber running from each bow to a single
point that seemingly they could attach to either rode
when in use. They also had a different style anchor
on each bow which theoretically could give them more diversity in anchoring
A quick think leads me to believe this is a FAR superior arrangement, aside from putting so much weight forward. It takes advantage of catamarans' inherent self redundancy while also adding options.
I don't think retro-fitting such an design onto boats like mine or similar would be feasible, but I wonder if it should be incorporated into future designs. Certainly "excursion catamarans" that might be going into more harsh environments. Likely the charter
group (which my boat
is admittedly designed for) wouldn't necessarily take advantage of the extra weight and cost.
Are there other disadvantages I'm not thinking of? Is this a design/feature any of you have thought about?