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post #161 of 6763 Old 08-15-2010
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how would you refit out an old boat, back to its original or modern
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Nobody has seen or heard of an interesting boat lately?!?!?!?!?!

Rumour has it Catalina has a 355 or some such thing coming out to replace a model or two.......

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Elan 350 test

Hey Guys, still in Croatia, about to leave the Dufour 425. Someone has sent this to me:



That's a nice video made by the guys that have tested the 350 Elan for the Yachtingworld Magazine. I have read the test (I believe that I had mentioned before) and they only say nice things about the boat

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Very nice indeed Paulo. Extremely handsome boat thats for sure.
That's easy to make a fast boat with nice looks. Normally they have not so good looking interiors.

Look at the 380 interior :


That's a practical and cozy interior

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Hi Paulo,

I have been following this thread since joining earlier this year... Fun!

I was volunteering at a boat show here in Aarhus, and was impressed by a Danish boat: the Dragonfly. I saw the 35 version, but they also make a 28 in both "sport" and I guess they'd call it "family" versions. They are trimarans; according to the guy at the show they can easily make 20 knots, more if you know the boat, and sure enough there's a few YouTube videos of these things flying around. A really smart thing is that the pontoons can be tucked in so that you end up under 3m for berthing or transporting.

Check them out; Dragonfly Trimarans by Quorning Boats of Denmark | welcome

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Well, I don't need to check them out .I know them well. Been inside of a 35ft and even if it is a little cramped I would gladly live a Spartan cruising live to have the pleasure of sailing one of those . Unfortunately they cost more than 400 000 € and even a used one will cost more than 300 000 € .

That's funny because today I was talking to a friend of mine, asking him to invite me for some downwind rides on strong winds to perfect my technique of raising solo a spinnaker (he is quite good at it) and soon we were talking about a 35 ft Dagonfly. He said to me that he felt miserably doing 8k under spinnaker on his 27ft when a 35 Dragonfly passed nearby doing over 20K. And the Dragonfly was not even flying a spinnaker (windy afternoon). He said that the only consolation was that the Dragonfly was faster than a lot of big motorboats

Dragonfly Trimarans by Quorning Boats of Denmark | Film & video Film and Video

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There is something a bit seriously cool about the Dragonfly. As you say Paulo, they are somewhat cramped downstairs, particularly when compared to a similar sized cat but they look good, appear to go like a demon and the collapsable training wheels would be a great advantage.

Sorry for my lack of participation of late. We've abandoned the Great Womboat Hunt for 2010 and are now rushing around getting the old girl ready for a new year cruise. Be back into it shortly.

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That is one serious looking tri! I think I could handle training wheels if I could get one of them. Way better looking than the cats around town!

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Dragonfly 35

One neat thing about the Dragonfly 35 is that you cat fit a sea kayak inside each of the amas. I've already got the sea kayak, so all I need is the boat.
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Yes, Dragonfly is a really great boat. Incredibly fast!
The disadvantage from my point of view is that you have relatively little space inside (about the size of a 30 foot boat) compared for such a high price. Too small for long family trips.
By they way: The first Pogo 12.50 photos are not online on the pogostructures website.
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