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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-10-2021, 09:11
Replies: 80
Views: 8,331
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Who has owned a cat with daggerboards?

Hey Rob, I missed this below as I went for a little sail toward Trinidad the other day. My responses are in bold. I agree with most everything fxykty has had to say and would add…..


You are...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 10-10-2021, 13:25
Replies: 80
Views: 8,331
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Who has owned a cat with daggerboards?

rob, i hate to say it but that is alarmist. it is obvious you have a barrow to push here but don't let your personal, perhaps financial interests get in the way of common sense.



your array...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-10-2021, 06:26
Replies: 80
Views: 8,331
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Who has owned a cat with daggerboards?

Hey JustMurph, thanks for the info. i didn't know their rigs were that tall. i talked to all yacht about mine and they recommended the 380 rig but I went with a seawind 1160 rig from tempo ...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-10-2021, 11:43
Replies: 80
Views: 8,331
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Who has owned a cat with daggerboards?

A lot of points of discussion here.
My boat has boards, flick up rudders and outboards. wouldn’t have it any other way. So far done SE Asia, Indian Ocean, Med and Atlantic ocean. From Tasmania to...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-10-2021, 11:01
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Maybe this will put the catamaran vs monohull debate to bed once and for all.

it takes actually experiencing it. i got the bug while crewing on a 40 foot tri in the whitsundays. not long after that our 40 steel ketch was on the block.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-09-2021, 11:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Unfinished Catamaran

i built my 12m cat and covered the construction, step by step. that info may be useful to someone looking for an unfinished project. that is www.buildacat.com and see the BareBones project.


my...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-09-2021, 11:51
Replies: 2,437
Views: 161,152
Posted By tcpbob
Re: The Reality of Living in Australia and Covid

violence and stupidity tend to go together....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-09-2021, 11:45
Replies: 61
Views: 6,159
Posted By tcpbob
Re: If Gunboats Can Have This, Why Can’t I?

i think the arrangement shown is what i call a horse. i think it makes good sense. a track and car system on a cat still needs a preventer to keep the boom under control so you wind up with a horse...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-09-2021, 12:30
Replies: 103
Views: 14,811
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Cheapest country for a live aboard?

everything has to be seen through a covid lens now but in normal times... PH was cheap for me. there are very good free anchorages with good supply towns within range of public transport. I remember...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-09-2021, 11:58
Replies: 55
Views: 8,080
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Hulls split down the middle

and more.... just because a thing is "out of warranty" and not covered by insurance does not mean you are stuck. witness what happens to car makers when their products fail and create unsafe results?...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-09-2021, 11:08
Replies: 55
Views: 8,080
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Hulls split down the middle

some hulls are put together that way from either side moulded parts. not too unusual but having them come apart... first i have heard of that.
first i would look carefully at your policy. if there...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-09-2021, 10:18
Replies: 35
Views: 4,810
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Electric Scooters on islands?

while in the Canary islands i got hot and bothered to have a E scooter. they were very popular and i was tired of walking. riders used the bicycle paths or roads if no path. that is spanish...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-09-2021, 07:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By tcpbob
Re: PSA for LiFePo SOK Batteries

I spoke too soon. i just checked and the brand, SOK, supplies full batteries, 12.8 V. I assume containing 4, 3.2 V cells.


oophs!
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 04-09-2021, 17:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By tcpbob
Re: PSA for LiFePo SOK Batteries

there might be some misunderstanding about how to compute amp hours from 3.2V cells?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-08-2021, 09:53
Replies: 90
Views: 9,684
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Catamaran live-aboard advice

size of cat and load capacity and what to carry in that capacity... tender balance to that but here are some real examples. i had a rudder stalk crack while sailing in the Darwin-Ambon race in 2015....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-08-2021, 14:41
Replies: 90
Views: 9,684
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Catamaran live-aboard advice

I've discovered that "you can't" actually means "I can't imagine".

good words... so true. i have my opinion of what makes most sense to build based on material costs, effort etc but the world has...
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 25-08-2021, 18:09
Replies: 54
Views: 5,466
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Insurance exclusion of Australian ports

as the roving reporter for the coastal passage i covered some serious losses for the insurance companies around airlie beach/pioneer bay and shute harbour. as the market was weak then for monos...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-08-2021, 15:19
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Tiller autopilot

simrad tp 32 is more than you need but nice. a tp 22 would probably do.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-08-2021, 15:11
Replies: 90
Views: 9,684
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Catamaran live-aboard advice

interesting comments on this thread, a lot of good information. here is my bit. what Bob Oram called the 39C was hashed out between me and him to build a boat that i thought was the answer to a lot...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 12-08-2021, 04:35
Replies: 36
Views: 5,417
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Delaware yacht registration.

interesting posts on this thread and good research, however, i have encountered several yachts in international waters recently, indian ocean, med, caribbean, that fly a US flag with delaware rego....
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 10-08-2021, 08:08
Replies: 475
Views: 35,158
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Changes in Tropical Cyclone Intensity & Track

Greeting all
My name is Bob Norson and I publish The Coastal Passage from Australia. It has been years since I played around on this forum but began around 2005. Eleven years ago I responded to a...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-12-2019, 04:57
Replies: 104
Views: 21,217
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Self build catamarans designs

"Also, I didn't see anyone ask but why are you building? You aren't thinking it will save you money (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/tags/money.html) are you?"



HAH! good question but...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-12-2019, 03:31
Replies: 104
Views: 21,217
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Self build catamarans designs

so if ply costs about $150 AUD and epoxy about $30 per liter and the outside of the panel was laminated in 450 gr glass (1200X2400) so say about 1.5 liter resin (weight of glass slightly less that...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-12-2019, 23:01
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Sailing with only the Genoa

I am with chrisr on this one. when getting beat up i run! main covered and heady sheeted out to blocks I have next to my chainplates which are about 34 degrees of the mast. that is if i have anything...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-12-2019, 22:49
Replies: 104
Views: 21,217
Posted By tcpbob
Re: Self build catamarans designs

It has been a decade or more since on this forum so maybe won't have all the bells and whistles in order but my response to the question is; 10 or 11 meters is enough room for 5 berths but don't know...
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