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Got that "Mastectamy?"

How does it look? More important, how does it sail? What else did you get done while in Lauderdale? VHF repaired?
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What is the bridge clearance of your boat? Looking online at the specs for the Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 Catamaran it looks like the bridge clearance is 66'6". If so you may have issues with some of the fixed bridges, many of which I recall provide 65' of clearance. I'm sure others on this board have more experience in that area, but something to consider.

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Trkingstad's got a good point. The typical minimum clearance on many of the ICW bridges is 65'...so you would have to time it with the tides to make it under many of them.

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Thank you everyone for your concern. I had the mast shortened by 3 feet and had the main recut to a flat head. I just had the work done. I was supposed to go sailing this past weekend. The sailmaker showed up Wednesday to put on my sail, but things weren't fitting quite right. I jokingly asked if it was my sail...and ...uh oh....he cut someone else's sail. Will try again next week with the new sail.
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Thank you to everyone who contacted me. This trip is now full.
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Fair winds, let us know how it goes.

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Ouch, one of my crew cancelled last night. If there is anyone who would still like to make this trip, Please contact me.

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could i learn to sail this way? i am goin to get a boat to live on and cruise. i do smoke but i could do that outside as long as there is no rain.
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Harry- This is not a good way to learn. My GF and my other crew's wife expressed interest, but since neither have sailed, we discouraged them this time. It is not really a pleasure cruise, It involves some discomforts such as middle of the night watches, and if we hit a storm, downright unpleasant. A novice may never step on a boat again. However, to an experienced sailor, it represents a challenge and at the end of the trip, a sense of accomplishment.
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