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Old 17-08-2011, 18:36   #16
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Re: Live aboard - Norway - Suggestions ?

Originally Posted by Shankly71 View Post
Forecast is telling us at that we need to prepare for lightwind sailing, but that I dont mind.
Ya! I've crossed the North Sea to Bergen in heavy air, and would have loved a bit of light wind.

Congratulations on the new boat, and on getting her ready.

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Old 28-10-2014, 04:45   #17
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Hi, is it possible for me to contact you on the phone? I am a Norwegian from Rygge living in Stavanger, and have an FP myself. Have a friend who is interested in a cat type I have heard you have some knowledge about .

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Hi Shankly,

Welcome to the forum. We live in Norway and sail an Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 out of Fredrikstad (south east coast).

One of the challenges with a cat is heating during winter. This last one beeing absolutely outrages when climate's concerned.
To make a cat livable during the winter months I believe extra insulation is a must to compensate in the areas not constructed with sandwich. I have insulated underneath the deck areas with a special insulation used on cooling systems, 19mm Armaflex. This prevents condensation in the hull areas.
Additionally I have made "cusions" of bubble wrap in several layers to fight condensation on hatches with aluminium hatch frames.

Heating with Eberspacher as indicated is a good choice, but two instead of three would suffice, we got one in our Belize but ideally should be two.

When it comes to your gally down option I would advise against it, this is a favour of the Australians but not so common i Europe. Lots of discussions of this on the Multihull section of the forum.

Since we've only had FP's, first an Athena 38 and now a Belize I would recommend the Belize 43 Maestro. This has the starboard hull dedicated to the owners with a great head wich can accomodate a washing machine.

In north east US you can find a well equipped Maestro, which are mostly well equipped from their owners as they are nearly always privately owned and never chartered.

If you want to discuss in detail send me a PM and we can get in touch.

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