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Old 31-05-2020, 14:59   #1
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opinions on a cat for sale

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...rsalt-3660518/


I see a lot to like in this cat. If someone you cared about was going to buy this boat tomorrow would you try to talk them out of it? Why or why not?


The ad lists the hull material as aluminum but further down in the description it says the deck is strip plank cedar. I like aluminum but have never seen one that wasn't 100% aluminum.



Sure, the paint is awful, but I could overlook that until it's changed.



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There are a lot of things to like, including the ability to drop a dinghy off the stern and step into it from either transom.
Unless I'm Billy Barty though, I would hate having to walk into that saloon. Really, really hate it.
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Old 02-06-2020, 19:57   #3
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Whatís not to like? And I like the paint job.
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The hulls aren't aluminium, they are strip planked.
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Calling a cat design the summersalt is like calling a car design the nova.
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Strip Cedar/epxoy, Broker must be an idiot, there has not ever been a Pescott made from aluminium.

Pescotts are great sailing boats, fast and strong.
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Hmm, helpful to know the hull material canít be aluminum. I assume the cedar is to achieve lighter weight.

Any reservations about the safety of this strip plank cedar/epoxy?
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Hmm, helpful to know the hull material canít be aluminum. I assume the cedar is to achieve lighter weight.

Any reservations about the safety of this strip plank cedar/epoxy?
Factor said it; Pescott boats are fast and strong.
If you want headroom in the bridgedeck have a look at his Whitehaven designs
https://yachthub.com/list/search.htm...rency=&poa=yes
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This ad is more accurate than the yachtworld one
https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...mersalt/245591
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The boat is damn near perfect. Buy it. Lol


Looking at the allocation of space, it seems like it has a kind of low bridge deck clearance. Only negative I can really see
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Great looking boat and I like the paintwork!

I wouldn't try to talk anyone out of buying it but they need to understand this is a performance boat and will need to be sailed very well if experienced or conservatively if not. Note the pictures of her sailing with reduced sails in flat water!
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might not suit you, however imho this is a better buy

https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...lite-11/243463

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Lots to like here. To my eye there are strong fundamentals is the hull shape, dagger boards, visibility from the helm, rig, etc. Plus I see many details that are very nicely done. I expect this to be an easily driven hull that will be quite satisfying sailing.

I have no concerns at all about well executed cedar strip with epoxy. Actually for strong light weight construction at easy to own cost cedar strip is an excellent choice. If repair is ever required it is not difficult to do.

The biggest negative is the headroom in the saloon. I would hit my head three times an hour in there, and then be totally done with the boat. The rest of the interior appears well executed. With any performance catamaran in this size interior space us going to be slightly cramped. If you can live with that this looks like a nice boat.
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I donít mind the saloon, I actually like it a lot.

If anything, this boat has led me to discover Prescot designs in general and I like many others as well.

Would anyone have any concerns about weight capacity on such a light performance boat? Reduced performance is one thing, but at what point do you know itís overloaded to the point that it is unsafe?

I donít want to cut my toothbrush in half like James(sv Zingaro) on his crowther spindrift.
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Looking at the hull shapes I see narrow hulls with immense reserve buoyancy. I expect the boat to have capacity to carry enough stuff for simple living and sail very well. The designer has clearly made excellent choices to keep weight low.

On a boat of this character you will be wise to make prudent choices regarding EXTRA stuff to carry along, and pay attention to the impact on boat performance. Once the design waterline is under water adding additional weight will likely have progressively larger impacts. The boat will become slower to accelerate and then wallow about in a sea long before it becomes unsafe.

Look for equipment that can serve multiple uses. Avoid items that will only be used occasionally. You might be able to bring the portable generator and water maker, the small dive compressor and a few tanks, your favorite four surf boards, and six months provisions, but not all at the same time.

My expectation is a couple could cruise in delightfully equipped comfort on this boat by making careful selection of the gear taken along.
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