Effects of Moving Dagger Board on Catamaran? Performance? Safety? Structural?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by CatBuilder, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Brian2009
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    Brian2009 Junior Member

    The Flica I'm building has boards offset from centerline, constructed at a slight angle from vertical; they kind of parallel the outer hull angle. I believe the slight vertical angle helps to quiet the boards. I can't imagine forcing the boards to be in the most inconvenient location, but I am only an amateur.

    Having the designer available to answer questions is probably the most valuable support that can be offered.
  2. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Yeah, that would be nice.
  3. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    I'm not sure. She has 4 cabins and the ads claim she sleeps 9.

  4. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Ok, I found the boat. Looks pretty similar in some ways. In other ways, it is smaller.


    Ways it's the same:

    *4 cabin layout
    *catamaran of similar size

    Ways it's different:

    *Forward heads do not take advantage of being on the bridgedeck, so the forward rooms are kind of small.
    *Round settee table wastes a lot of space and you can't get comfortable on them
    *Galley is incredibly small

    I think it was a Foutaine Pajot, if I'm not mistaken. They usually have that tiny, triangular galley up on the bridgedeck.

    The boats are similar sizes, but mine's a hare over 45' x 25' wide. This one is 42' x 22' wide. I'd say they're kind of similar though. And you thought a 42' catamaran was too small? Most people would die for one of those. :D

    Been on any monohull sailboats?
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