Unusual catamaran hullshape

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by sabahcat, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. DennisRB
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    Reminds me of a Thai Longtail.

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  2. brian eiland
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    But that works for them. Nice longtail pic :)
     
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    Optical illusion?
     
  6. Wavewacker
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    No, that's where that 350 pound nympho bar owning lesbian PAR was talking about dove off and broke the stringers. That's why it's on the hard, to be repaired.

    Good eye!
     
  7. CapBam
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    I own a Maine power cat p47 for six months and have had to take it to another builder other than Maine cat to do major hull repairs! We were quite surprised and saddened by Maine Cats response or lack of! Will share log
     
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    Maine cat p47

    Brian@bne
    I own a Maine cat p47 not a wise move at all, not what it is touted!
     
  9. CatBuilder

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    That was the impression I got when I was at their production facility. There were a couple unfinished power cats sitting outside, unpainted and uncovered.

    The building was putting out serious polyester smells.

    I wasn't impressed. It's funny how some of the most reputable production boats are produced with less quality than a one off.

    As a contrast, when at TPI, I saw incredible production facilities.
     
  10. brian eiland
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    Sounds like you might be tempted over to the 'dark side' :D ....a monohull :eek:

    You are referring to the 44 Rhodes I presume?
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/motor-sailers-philip-rhodes-john-alden-16721-5.html

    But what about that Alden 57, ..she's a beauty as well......postings #7 & #14 above
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/att...57-profile.jpg


    I can't help but think that either of these two designs, brought up-to-date with modern lighter-weight materials, and thus the capability to carry a little more sail area, etc, would make a nice modern motorsailer/trawler vessel for the coming future yachting world of big fuel prices.
     
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    I would be interested in more details here. I've heard very few negatives about this gentleman and his products.
     
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    Any photos of the hull problems?
     
  13. CapBam
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    CatBuilder,
    I wish I had walked, most owners tend not to say bad of a vessel they own, but there are serious issues and is being repaired by other yards! Maine Cat once out the door ( forever gone. ) It has only been six months but my log speaks volumes! It is a shame, i wish i had your impression when I went, spot on
     
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    Any photos of what went wrong with your hull?
     

  15. CapBam
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    I had only heard good and thought I did my homework. We hunted for a power cat three years! This is not my first build, Swift Custom boat in Kensington NH built us a vessel in 1987 we just sold great experience, I wish I had heard from others about the deals with Mecat! Mecat has only done seven P47s to date and I am not the only one with problems. I will post my log with photos and comments from repair yards and responses from Maine cat
    You judge!? Right now we are preparing on taking out the STRBD fuel tank !stay tuned
     
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