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Thanks for that. From their web page it looks like the Catana 47 is rigged to be handled solo if needed. Can anyone confirm?
Most any boat can be set up to be single-handed by a reasonably skilled sailor. But I would not expect this to be a particularly good choice single-handed voyage of the kind that you character is taking. Boats like these are best suited for carrying a larger crew for comparatively shorter trans atlantic hops than they are for the long hops you are proposing. Boats like these take a fair amount of attention if they are being pushed hard to make time. That is not the kind of thing that makes sense single-handed and an experienced sailor like you character, would know that and make a different choice.
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Indeed and agreed. I read too quick and jump to conclusions.
No, you had read me right in the first place. Our local sailing club is full of very helpful people, although I have heard of a couple of unpleasants. I am finding that sailing lessons do a great deal to improve one's writing on the subject too

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Most any boat can be set up to be single-handed by a reasonably skilled sailor. But I would not expect this to be a particularly good choice single-handed voyage of the kind that you character is taking. Boats like these are best suited for carrying a larger crew for comparatively shorter trans atlantic hops than they are for the long hops you are proposing. Boats like these take a fair amount of attention if they are being pushed hard to make time. That is not the kind of thing that makes sense single-handed and an experienced sailor like you character, would know that and make a different choice.
You are just another negative , what did she call them , oh yes dickheads.

Hey ... how does d***h**ds get through the wordgrinder ?

Anyway, Jeff, you need to get with the program. Negativity negativity negativity. Its all I hear from some of you people. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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No, you had read me right in the first place. Our local sailing club is full of very helpful people, although I have heard of a couple of unpleasants. I am finding that sailing lessons do a great deal to improve one's writing on the subject too

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No I know, I was being sarcastic. 'cept for the part about being a dick, but atleast I own up to it. Back on task, I think your character may be the sort that would design and have their own boat built, rather than a production, Probably a a trimaran. That's what I would do if I was wicked smart and had no budget limitations, and wanted fast.
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Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

Any cruising boat designer strives to make his own designs the perfect boat based on his own experience ( or lack of it)and that of his clients, and their feedback over may years . That is what I have tried to do . So obviously, my 36 would be my first choice for a couple.
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No I know, I was being sarcastic. 'cept for the part about being a dick, but atleast I own up to it. Back on task, I think your character may be the sort that would design and have their own boat built, rather than a production, Probably a a trimaran. That's what I would do if I was wicked smart and had no budget limitations, and wanted fast.
You're right but (and maybe I should have said) she doesn't choose the boat. It is chosen for her, along with the itinerary of the journey, by someone who:
- Knows how talented she is
- Holds great interest in her safety
- Wants to challenge her a little nevertheless
- Has bottomless pockets
- Is not sure whether she will be accompanied or not so has to come up with a boat that can be single handled and accommodate two
- Needs her to complete the journey as quickly as possible.
She finds out about the boat at the same time as she finds out about the trip, pretty much.

As for why the journey is done westward through Panama instead of eastward through Suez is a matter of plot, which I'm afraid I can't share anymore than I have already.

So, knowing all of this, how does the choice of the Catana 47 hold in your opinion? If there are objections then great, because it will feed the story
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I think who ever picked the boat for her would have it custom built for her and would build a trimamarn built for speed, and comfort. Probbably some kind of aluminum thing.
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Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

I have of course thought that having the person who sets it all up custom-order the boat would be ideal. And it would, for sure. Others have suggested it, just proving how good an idea it is. But as I have mentioned elsewhere, I know too little about sailboats to be able to 'make one up'. With a production boat I have the benefit of tons of documentation from the manufacturer, 'for sale' listings, reviews etc. it doesn't mean that the boat couldn't be customised, though. For example with the Catana I don't see why the cabins couldn't be repurposed for storage, as all that will be needed is the main one. But this is for another thread
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Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

Well, boats like the Cantana need to be loaded correctly, You can't just fill up a cabin with all kinds of gear. I'm no designer. But I think with some research you could find the right consultant to help you build the right boat. I guess if Mr. deep pockets was just going to go out and buy a production boat specicaly for her, he still might go trimaran. My freind jokes that he could kick his way out of the hull of his Cantana becuase it's lightly built.
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Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

I'm thinking of somethimg like a Chris Wright Trimaran, customized with electric sh!t for single handling.
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