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Old 14-05-2012, 10:27   #121
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Sounds rather like a Shuttleworth 31 !
Yup, it does. I own one and it is pretty much is spot on in the size range.
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Old 14-05-2012, 14:11   #122
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There we go then, the answer is 8 meters. Thread Closed.......

I must say, it's been EVER SO usefull to have videos posted of 45ft Cat's doing 20kts considering the threads title.
About as useful as saying you need to be over 45 feet just to do 10 knots? At least the video's were FACTUAL.
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Old 14-05-2012, 14:48   #123
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I'm not sure if the 'perfect' catamaran for everyone will ever be made. Small, fast, spacious interior, bridgedeck clearance, lightweight, no hobby horsing, and inexpensive (for some of us). It also has to be functional and easy to live on.
Already have one of those. No need to go longer or wider. New it cost $100,000 US less than a lagoon 380 and its a much faster boat, both motor and sailing.
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Old 14-05-2012, 14:51   #124
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About as useful as saying you need to be over 45 feet just to do 10 knots? At least the video's were FACTUAL.
Er, pardon???? You're really going to take that tone?

I was refering to the hull speed calculator that someone else posted that gave the figure (specificaly for multihulls) and passed that on in good faith. Now, if that calculator is wrong, why blame ME? You own a similar sized vessel and therefore are qualified to correct that in a professional and respectfull manner but instead, you decided to be childish and codescending about it, that's NOT in the spirit of this community. This is what I put, CLEARLY stating that I was refering to what the scale had put;

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It takes a relatively big multi to make 10+ kts powersailing. I agree a Hobbie may sail at 10+knots but I am not sure every Lagoon will. How big does she need to be? 45+ feet perhaps? Calculators & Conversions
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Quite, that scale shows you need a MIN of 45ft to do 10 kts.
The thread title is CLEAR, the OP was asking about SMALL multihulls and how suitable they are for bluewater crusing so again, HOW is a vid of a huge great 45 footer speeding along at all helpfull? I was NOT the first person to point out the fact that the thread was being lead off at a tangent, go attack them as well.

I may as well post a you tube video of a Ford doing 60mph and justify it by saying "well, it's factual". Come on, the subject of the thread is clear. ANYONE can take a 45ft Cat' bluewater cruising, the OP asked what's the smallest that can do the same job.

I was trying to be helpfull and my post was relavent to the thread. All I ask is is everyone else does the same.
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Old 14-05-2012, 15:50   #125
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Here's a (very, it was a still camera with not much memory) short video I took on a 38 footer at 16 knots. Note: no jet engines.


Simon I think the point was that there are some crusing cats designs that are still fast and spritely.
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Er, pardon???? You're really going to take that tone?

I was refering to the hull speed calculator that someone else posted that gave the figure (specificaly for multihulls) and passed that on in good faith. Now, if that calculator is wrong, why blame ME? You own a similar sized vessel and therefore are qualified to correct that in a professional and respectfull manner but instead, you decided to be childish and codescending about it, that's NOT in the spirit of this community. This is what I put, CLEARLY stating that I was refering to what the scale had put;



The thread title is CLEAR, the OP was asking about SMALL multihulls and how suitable they are for bluewater crusing so again, HOW is a vid of a huge great 45 footer speeding along at all helpfull? I was NOT the first person to point out the fact that the thread was being lead off at a tangent, go attack them as well.

I may as well post a you tube video of a Ford doing 60mph and justify it by saying "well, it's factual". Come on, the subject of the thread is clear. ANYONE can take a 45ft Cat' bluewater cruising, the OP asked what's the smallest that can do the same job.

I was trying to be helpfull and my post was relavent to the thread. All I ask is is everyone else does the same.
Agreed. Let's show a little courtesy and stick to the OP's question or start your own thread.
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Old 14-05-2012, 19:27   #127
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Sixteen feet (yeah 16) - Beat that!

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Er, pardon???? You're really going to take that tone?
Tone? There was no "tone" intended. What "tone" did think you detected? Sarcasm perhaps? Something like this maybe?

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I must say, it's been EVER SO usefull to have videos posted of 45ft Cat's doing 20kts considering the threads title. May as well put a couple of monohull power boat ones on too, about as relavent.
Was that a "tone"?

My video was of a 38 foot boat, which TO ME is getting close to the smallest I would cruise and live aboard full-time. In a different (roomier) design maybe I'd go as small as around 10 metres. So IMO it was relevant.

There are people cruising in much smaller boats, but (again) IMO they demand too much of a compromise in performance and comfort.

You opinion may differ, of course.
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Not long ago there was a thread about a couple of guys who took a very small (around 18 feet) INFLATABLE cat up into the arctic. Some people are keen.
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Would you sail in that???!!!??? /=~\ and at that, sail across an ocean or go on any kind of extended voyage?
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Would you sail in that???!!!??? /=~\ and at that, sail across an ocean or go on any kind of extended voyage?

No definitely not.
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Didn't see it mentioned but what about a PDQ 32lrc . Aren't the pretty good blue water boats as well as good liveaboards?
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Re: What is the Smallest Multihull You Can Take Blue Water Cruising?

the 32 is a good boat - the LRC not so much. The LRC had deisels in the end of a boat that wasn't really designed to carry them. The standard 32 is a much better boat.
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Awww, Miss Cindy is so cute, I bet there are many cruisers on here that could use her as a tender!

There is of course a big difference between what can be done and what you'd actualy like to do. After all, people have crossed the Pacific and Atlantic in rowing boats but i'm willing to guess that not many of us would like to!
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