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Re: The search begins

Small cats, say sub 40ft, are often seen motorsailing in typical inter island passages. Why cos they seem to get slowed or stopped by the wave patterns. AKA the Caribbean 2 step.

I think you should look for a cat with a waterline length of at least 44 ft. Check out the French islands for ex charter cats at reasonable prices. Something like this CLICKY .

I am retired in the area you talk about as liveaboard on a monohull. If I wanted to house the numbers you talk about then a cat would have been my choice.

Re engine hours 5000 -6000 hrs is the approximate equivelent of 250,000 road miles. I would not be too frightened of high hours if the engines start easliy and don't smoke under load.
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