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Old 10-11-2003, 14:15   #1
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pirate Been there, done that, ready to slow down!!!

After sailing for many years I have decided to slow down and smell the roses. At least after I finish building my new boat. Decided to build when I could not find just what I wanted. Basically a small apartment that just happens to be a boat. House boats are definitely out as an occasional crossing to the Bahamas and across the Gulf of Mexico are definitely in my plans.
Finally decided on a catamarn hulls with a beach cabin style house. Sounds ugly in black and white but looks good in style drawings. Even though I tried just could not find anyway to make a sail plan look right!!!
But I'm still gonna be cruising....

JJ and Irene
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But just for a little while
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Old 10-11-2003, 15:34   #2
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This sounds extremely interesting looking...take pictures in progress and share.

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Old 11-11-2003, 17:54   #3
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I spent some time looking at cat's when I was boat shopping. I noticed a very curious design feature.

An escape hatch in the floor.


Figured I should buy something that would turn back up on it's own.
S/V AbbyGale
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Old 11-11-2003, 20:26   #4
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Escape Hatch

Actually most builders’ call that an access hatch. They say it’s for loading supplies from a dinghy or for ventilation below. I've even read that some have fished from them.

For those who can't swim, they should have an escape hatch on monohulls too. Insecurity is a bad thing for sailors out in the deep. Everyone should know his/hers vessel and it's capabilities.
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