How many forum members does it take to design an offshore trailable multihull?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Richard Woods, May 16, 2008.

  1. Richard Woods
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    Richard Woods Woods Designs

    It's Friday evening and time for some light relief after a week of forum discussions.

    So a question:

    How many forum members does it take to design a trailable offshore multihull?

    Answer:

    1 to design the boat and to post that it has been designed

    14 to now admit they have also designed such a boat, and that their boat is better

    7 to caution about the dangers of offshore sailing in trailable multihulls

    6 to argue over whether it's "trailable or "transportable" ...

    another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

    2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is
    "micromultihull"

    15 know-it-alls who claim they are also in the industry, and that "trailable multihull" is perfectly correct

    19 to post that this forum is not about trailering and to please take
    this discussion to a trailer forum

    11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use trailers and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

    5 People to post pics of their own trailable multihulls

    7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different trailable multihulls

    4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the
    corrected URL's

    13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including
    all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

    5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
    cannot handle the trailable multihull controversy

    4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

    13 to say "do a search on trailable multihulls before posting questions about
    trailable multihulls"

    1 moderator to lock the trailable multihull thread.

    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
    start it all over again.

    Apologies and thanks to the originator of the above.

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
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  2. Richard Atkin
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    Richard Atkin atn_atkin@hotmail.com

    And after all that.....us amateurs end up designing better boats than yours, Richie :D
     
  3. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Oh well oh well:D

    Richard Woods that was GOOD:D

    Absolutely spot on the truth:D

    AND I FIT IN RATHER WELL :eek:

    unfortunately i will be punishing everybody with my CRAZY CAT soon :eek:

    gotta keep the pressure on you boys he he he :D :D :D
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    About 25,592 and growing.... :D:D:D Now I will read the details... then edit later and what about the pirates from the dungeon, who out of off net boredom are wont to throw the odd red herring into the mix...?
     
  5. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    He-he...
    Don't we have a joke thread already ? :D

    Of course we all fit in there...
     
  6. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Now i have really made a fool of myself :D

    Damn mine isnt even trailerable:mad:

    aneeeeewaaaay now there are 15 idjits

    i shall keep you in suspence

    watch this space

    coming soon

    another master piece from another old fart = fool =ME

    9m x 5m Gaff Cruising Cat
    epoxy ply
    steel mast - double headsail

    oh dear oh dear
    they are going to throw me of the forum:D
     
  7. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Dont worry Fanie i am a joke living on Planet Joke - left from the Sun right from the Moon :D :D :D
     
  8. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Hey sorry guys

    i dont want to offend anyone

    and it is just rather odd that there are Two guys from South Africa on this CAT thing.

    Must be the weatrher / wine / never politics

    Fanie is a cool guy

    Manie is fu3king raving mad = dilly = certifiable nutcase
     
  9. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    This is not a grovel but just a thought! When it's your cat Richard then all it needs is one! You!! Cos your stuff IS good! Incidentally I don't like cats, never have probably never will but credit where credit's due they DO have their uses and Richard yours are some of the better ones to come out of that smelly little creek you call home!! And there's a fair few come out of there ain't there?!!
     
  10. Richard Atkin
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    Richard Atkin atn_atkin@hotmail.com

    Did my initial comment sound a bit on the nose?
    I must agree with walrus...Richard Woods designs good boats.

    Walrus, you don't like cats? Cats are like bicycles, and monos are like uni-cycles. (I just thought of that....I hope no-one else did).
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Richard - no issues with me - you may become a proficient Russian fisherman yet (throwing red herrings about) - don't worry about the walrus, he mostly loves tossing herrings down his gullet (red or otherwise) - to go with the ever handy mariners favourite libation. - - I am sure he rides a "penny-fathing" with panache and consummate skill..... and I agree with you see "memorable quotes"
     
  12. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

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  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

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  14. terabika
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    terabika Junior Member

    Funny!!!

    Didn't Richard post this last week too??...let me dig up the URL he he....and Richard, you never did send that gent's email address who lives in south east FL and "sails too much" ; buit one of your boats :)
    Terry ( Who came aboard one of your plastic boats you were delivering when you were docked in Cocoa FL about the time of the rondivieu /lots of plywood boats abounded) cheers!
     

  15. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    That was funny! I like you Richard!
     
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