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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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Originally Posted by smj View Post
The Marathon City Marina doesn't charge extra for a wide beam, but the ambiance at City Marina may be lacking compared to Marathon Marina!
No, but they stay full during season (are even still full right now) and it also forces you to come in via Sister Creek. That can be an adventure in itself. I just saw a Cat run aground coming in there the other day. The powerlines over the bridge are 65 which restricts access that way too. Sombrero only has one option at the last slip, or they would put you on the wall (yuck!). Dockside does not have any that I can see. Dont think Burdines does either. Marathon pretty much has the market and they know it.

THe point is that slippage can be an issue. It does not mean you may not be able to find one, but it does mean you may have to look a lot harder or pay more. If any of you long term Multihullers have more suggestions for this, let me know. But I realistically need a 26 foot beam (24' + 1' either side) for my 44, and maybe more. THere simply are not many options for this except T Heads or walls or very large slips. Am I missing something?

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