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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
How many boats, as a percentage of the whole, will ever sail above 45 north or south of the equator at all? I suspect, even including Oz, we're in single digits. Why would I want my boat to be optimized for conditions that I--quite sensibly--would move heaven and earth to avoid?
i'd say a 100% of all the boats in ireland, england, scotland, norway, sweden, germany, netherlands, belgium, etc bb - just to name a few...
and most of the french boaters located at the atlantic coast...

all of those are sailing not only well north 45° but also in the northern atlantic which could really turn into a nasty affair...

holy crap - just looked at the map...
i had no idea, that the US is that far south... i mean - 45° N is right at the canadian/US border on the east coast... wow
no wonder you get the impression that 45° N only a minority of boaters are actually sailing...
45° N here in europe is at the height of bordeaux in france...
even the northern part of the adriatic reaches further north - rovinj in istria, croatia is further north...

Last edited by capt vimes; 03-13-2014 at 11:16 AM.
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