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Old 23-07-2017, 17:29   #106
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Re: People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

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I'd still rather try to dock a Cat with one engine, than my full keel under sail.
In honesty I wouldn't try to dock my boat, I'd anchor and dinghy in
While you would always prefer to have both engines functional (you may notice that there are hardly any catamaran folk participating in the other thread about med mooring in a 20 know crosswind - not hard in a cat), in fact, it's not that hard to dock a cat with one engine, although it is somewhat counter intuitive, and is greatly helped by having the rudder behind the prop. We practice it.
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People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

I have docked a Sportfisherman on one, and it's nearly impossible, sort of a slow, controlled crash, cause the rudders are almost completely ineffective at real slow speeds and on one, it sort of crabs sideways a little due to prop walk.
But at least you do have reverse, you wouldn't under sail.
I think if I ever have to do it with my boat, I'm going to do it under power with the dinghy as opposed to under sail, just not confident enough under sail and there is no bailout.
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Re: People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

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with the right lillipop you will be able to see unicorns
I'm from Colorado.......can I bring my lollipops with me? I promise to share.

We're not looking for lollipops and Unicorns, we ARE hoping to find deserted islands, beautiful sunsets and margaritas on the beach.

We will not retire, just quit the daily vicious circle and shove off. Hopefully all the work on the boat will get us some time to experience the cruising lifestyle for as long as we can.

When i go, i intend to go as i came into this world; naked, broke and screaming.
Or.... wore out, scarred up, broke and a ton of memories. Our happiest memories are from DOING things. Even if I fail at this cruisers lifestyle, it's better than wishing I'd tried it.

Enough with the tax BS...... get back to the OP's original question.......what was it again?
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Re: People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

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I'm from Colorado.......can I bring my lollipops with me? I promise to share.

We're not looking for lollipops and Unicorns, we ARE hoping to find deserted islands, beautiful sunsets and margaritas on the beach.

We will not retire, just quit the daily vicious circle and shove off. Hopefully all the work on the boat will get us some time to experience the cruising lifestyle for as long as we can.

When i go, i intend to go as i came into this world; naked, broke and screaming.
Or.... wore out, scarred up, broke and a ton of memories. Our happiest memories are from DOING things. Even if I fail at this cruisers lifestyle, it's better than wishing I'd tried it.

Enough with the tax BS...... get back to the OP's original question.......what was it again?

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Re: People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

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I'm from Colorado.......can I bring my lollipops with me? I promise to share.

We're not looking for lollipops and Unicorns, we ARE hoping to find deserted islands, beautiful sunsets and margaritas on the beach.

We will not retire, just quit the daily vicious circle and shove off. Hopefully all the work on the boat will get us some time to experience the cruising lifestyle for as long as we can.

When i go, i intend to go as i came into this world; naked, broke and screaming.
Or.... wore out, scarred up, broke and a ton of memories. Our happiest memories are from DOING things. Even if I fail at this cruisers lifestyle, it's better than wishing I'd tried it.

Enough with the tax BS...... get back to the OP's original question.......what was it again?
Great post.
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Re: People who think cruising will be lollipops and unicorns...

"In honesty I wouldn't try to dock my boat, I'd anchor and dinghy in"
There can be wisdom in doing it that way.
I learned to sail off moorings, spent more time on moorings and docked bow-to. And then one night, I found out that I had to dock alongside a fuel dock in a space not a whole lot longer than the boat. Then and there.
It all gets easier with practice.

Having the wisdom to take a safe way out? Priceless.
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I have docked a Sportfisherman on one, and it's nearly impossible, sort of a slow, controlled crash, cause the rudders are almost completely ineffective at real slow speeds and on one, it sort of crabs sideways a little due to prop walk.
But at least you do have reverse, you wouldn't under sail.
I think if I ever have to do it with my boat, I'm going to do it under power with the dinghy as opposed to under sail, just not confident enough under sail and there is no bailout.
I lost an engine in my twin inboard sport cruiser on my way to a new marina. Getting it into the slip was not fun, especially with the harbor master and his wife watching. Finally, after about ten tries, it slid in like a glove-- into the slip next to the one he had assigned me! "That's good", he said. "But, your slip is the one next to it. That's somebody else's slip."

"Can't we just move his dock lines and reassign them, I pleaded."

Then more embarrassment. My harbor master jumped aboard, pulled it out and backed into my slip, as easily as I could when I had two engines.

I asked how he had learned to do that. "Delivering a lot of crappy boats," he said.
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