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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-10-2009, 11:43
Replies: 14
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Posted By Nordic cat
Probably more like 60+.

Probably more like 60+.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-10-2009, 07:53
Replies: 27
Views: 6,198
Posted By Nordic cat
Such a system can easily be designed to offer...

Such a system can easily be designed to offer several levels of operation.

1.) Fully automatic.
2.) Manual through the hydraulics, even a manual pump.
3.) Using electric winches.

Hydraulics...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 19-10-2009, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 8,140
Posted By Nordic cat
Stay tension at rest is what you are asking...

Stay tension at rest is what you are asking about. I tighten mine as hard as I can using an 10" spanner (wrench) on my 35 footer.

Uner load I have plenty of slack on the unloaded side, this...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-10-2009, 09:56
Replies: 551
Views: 103,938
Posted By Nordic cat
Cat with swing down drives.

Here are a couple of pictures from an electric drive 50 footer.

This boat pushes the envelope, not only regarding the drives, but the hulls and rig as well. A-frame mast. No keels or boards.

...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 07-10-2009, 07:16
Replies: 12
Views: 4,837
Posted By Nordic cat
We need to diffrentiate between hull beam at the...

We need to diffrentiate between hull beam at the waterline. Wider is normally slower for a given waterline length.

The Beam on the centreline is relative to the stability for the same weight,...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-10-2009, 03:03
Replies: 44
Views: 9,494
Posted By Nordic cat
I agree with Swagman, insomuch as most of the...

I agree with Swagman, insomuch as most of the cats we see are the standard production cats from the big companies like Lagoon, FP, R&C etc. These boats are nearly always way too heavy and under...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-10-2009, 13:02
Replies: 20
Views: 15,910
Posted By Nordic cat
Hi Nick, There is no personal vendetta, as...

Hi Nick,

There is no personal vendetta, as I explained in my earlier post, just a search for facts. Sure there are issues with any boat, but when the builder claims that his customer is happy in...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-10-2009, 06:29
Replies: 20
Views: 15,910
Posted By Nordic cat
Misleading statements by African Cats on ownership of a Fastcat

Sorry, you are correct.

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According to the official register in South Africa, where this boat is listed, the official owner is a company owned by Gideon Goudsmit.

So on here he...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2009, 14:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By Nordic cat
I was out on a cat last saturday that had a...

I was out on a cat last saturday that had a Spifurl furler for the asymmetric spinnaker.

It worked amazingly well. Here is part of what I wrote on another forum

We started out with the wind...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2009, 14:05
Replies: 20
Views: 15,910
Posted By Nordic cat
There are only 2 actual Fastcat owners out there...

There are only 2 actual Fastcat owners out there it seems. 4 built to date.

African Seawing with Franks blog about all his trials and tribulations.

African Innovation, an ex demo boat, that...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 13:22
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Is it blackmail to have a certified surveyor make...

Is it blackmail to have a certified surveyor make up a list of defects that he thinks are waraanty issues, and then send it to you? And not make the list public???

Is it slander to state in a...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 13:10
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Gideon, please read the exceprts from Franks...

Gideon, please read the exceprts from Franks blog, he seems to think that there was a major problem, and judging by the pictures there was, here are a couple more to jog your memory.

What about...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 11:51
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
What i don't understand is why thick layers of...

What i don't understand is why thick layers of fairing compound are needed on a boat that is said to be infused in a female mould. Is the mould that bad, or is it in fact not infused at all?

...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 11:44
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Here is a bit more on the crossbeams: So...

Here is a bit more on the crossbeams:

So time for inside work. Back to the bow where I will beef up the cross beam with 2 layers of strong woven glass. Just to paper my conscience. Because if we...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 11:39
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
well, to cut through the smoke screen on the...

well, to cut through the smoke screen on the crossbeam issue, just let's see what the owner has to say:

And now I'm there in the front peek, time to check the attachments of the cross beam. You...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 10:57
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Foregive me if i misunderstood your post, but are...

Foregive me if i misunderstood your post, but are you saying that the crossbeam, that is attached to a spacer block (why have a spacer block to in the first place unless someone ordered the crossbeam...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 10:29
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Yes facts please, I believe the pictures...

Yes facts please,

I believe the pictures from the African Seawing blog. The comments and pictures are to be found on the nov/dec 08 page, just scroll down.

There are more "nice" pictures...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 10:20
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Can you then explain why photos of African...

Can you then explain why photos of African Innovation taken this year in the Caribbean show her flying the South African flag, and not a European flag, as you claim the boat was imported into Europe?...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-09-2009, 10:08
Replies: 255
Views: 36,597
Posted By Nordic cat
Have a look at the late 2008 posts from october...

Have a look at the late 2008 posts from october and onwards. Major delaminations, forward crossbeam coming off, large amount of fairing compund incorrectly bonded to the hulls. All this on a boat...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-09-2009, 14:07
Replies: 36
Views: 16,814
Posted By Nordic cat
Barnakiel, why do you think this rig will be...

Barnakiel, why do you think this rig will be less efficient than a traditional bermudan rig?

You talk about point loading, how many tons of mast compression would a medium sized cat (40-50 ft)...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-09-2009, 07:27
Replies: 551
Views: 103,938
Posted By Nordic cat
Gideon, I see on your profile that your boat is a...

Gideon, I see on your profile that your boat is a Fastcat 445 Green Motion, is that true?


It has been there for some months now.

Alan
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-09-2009, 07:26
Replies: 551
Views: 103,938
Posted By Nordic cat
So the battery on my 3000$ Dell laptop is some...

So the battery on my 3000$ Dell laptop is some cheap crappy battery?????


And what perchance was the number of cycles you used in your spreadsheet to show up the advantage of the batteries you...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-09-2009, 08:45
Replies: 36
Views: 16,814
Posted By Nordic cat
The writer of this article and the others there...

The writer of this article and the others there sells cats. Obviously not one with aero-rigs, even though that is not the correct name. Aero-rig was a UK company that folded after building numerous...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-09-2009, 11:39
Replies: 551
Views: 103,938
Posted By Nordic cat
Schoonerdog; I agree on the advantages inherent...

Schoonerdog; I agree on the advantages inherent in outboards mounted between the hulls.

The system Fastcat is pushing is a complete saildrive in the hulls that goes up and down!

It will be...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-09-2009, 12:23
Replies: 551
Views: 103,938
Posted By Nordic cat
Schoonerdog, do you think that having the drives...

Schoonerdog, do you think that having the drives retracted will offer you protection from a lightning strike?

The diesel electric setup with a large and expensive battery bank will probably cost...
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