Minimum cruising cat-size & cost

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Alex.A, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. redreuben
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    Or cOracle racing team ! Ha
    RR
     
  2. Alex.A
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    Alex.A Senior Member

    Schacht's tepuke - Pookie is an inflatable....
    There was also a guy in an old thread that sailed to bahamas with his dog on an
    inflatable cat with a mini junk rig....
    BUT i am not that adventurous - maybe i'm just getting old. Or sensible?
     
  3. Fanie
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    What is sensible ?
     
  4. Alex.A
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    Would you cross an ocean in an inflatable?
    Were i (a bit) younger and not married i may consider more "out there" thinking..... maybe sensible is dull? Maybe it is 'safe'.... :)
     
  5. oldsailor7
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    ALEX.
    You need to read James Wharrams book "Two Girls,Two Catamarans". :eek:
     
  6. Manie B
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    crossing on a small cat or inflatable NEVER

    small tiny mono EASY TOMMORROW

    Sven Irvind style :D

    http://www.yrvind.com/photos.html

    check out the old pics - the man saw some nice boobies in his younger days :p
     
  7. Alex.A
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    Alex.A Senior Member

    If its boobies you want, we're back to a Wharram.... :)

    Saftey of a big lead bulb comes at the cost of shallow draft and a nice big deck tho'..........
    Back to cat and maybe proa......
     
  8. Milan
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    Who doesn’t. :)

    One can think about his designs whatever he wants, but at least for boobies factor we all have to give him a credit!

    He sure had some fun over the years!
     
  9. Alex.A
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    Which brings me to something else - are there any women on this forum?
    Are there any female boat designers? It doesn't seem that way...... and considering that they do have some say ( :) )as to the boats we get.... why not?
     
  10. CatBuilder

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    In general, you will find less women than men in science, math (though there are several in math) and in the hands on trades. Designing boats is an intersection of all 3, so women designers will be scarce. Are there any?
     
  11. cavalier mk2
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    Hanneke Boon qualifies for all of the above.
     
  12. oldsailor7
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    Yeah!!
    Hanneke's light has been hidden behind the bushel all this time.
    When James karks it she will come into her own and carry on.
     
  13. Alex.A
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    Would there be any savings in going ndrua/asymetric - hull-wise? How different could the hulls be without being too adverse?
    Ideally both hulls would be useable....
    Rig centre/one hull/bi?
    Non proa proa... yes - i know - it's a tacking outrigger - but .....
    So far it's a cat - but what else could/would be viable - in 9m range?
    Even if hulls are same length but one is less volume? Couldn't you load it more to balance the two out? Balance the wt out with different hull forms?
    Cruiser not racer - no flying hulls.
    Any idea's? Anybody else like the idea or...?
     
  14. Alex.A
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    What Are The Top Ten Things That You Would Choose For Your Minimalist Cruising Cat?
     

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    Singlehanding / inexperienced guests:
    autopilot, linked to gps
    single line reefing from cockpit
    short rig, small sails, ketch?
    shoal keels, skegged rudders
    twin engines
    bunk near helm.
    hand pumped watermaker

    Experienced crew (three plus) :
    higher performance rig; sloop, dagger boards, screacher
    solar, wind and water generators

    Navigation: Garmin 441 GPS (low power consumption, good charts, AIS, DSC, Satellite Weather. (XM is regional but odds are will expand)

    Safety: crash bulkheads fore and aft, lifeline padeyes, epirb.
     
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