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post #11 of 47 Old 05-27-2008
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If it would change my wife's mind about hating boats and water and cruising....then I'd be a cat lover in no time flat!

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I would do it in a cat (or any other $400.000 dollar boat) in a heartbeat. My biggest consideration for not owning a multihull right now is simply moorage and initial cost. Take those away and cats come up on the radar screen.

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Down there your on the hook or a mooring ball most, if not all, of the time.
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I like to lean...

But second all comments about the wifes desires as taking first place..Do what tickles her fancy to get on the water and thats worth 400K by itself.

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For a family of 5 plus guest the FP 43 is a good choice.
For me and mine, (just 2) I'd do it in a smaller catamaran, say a Gemini 105Mc and bank 250k of that 400k.
Oh, wait, that's already the plan

I've chartered Lagoons and got a bad taste in my mount, mid 40's I would go with a Voyage 44 instead. Better cabins, better performance and don't look like a CataCondo.
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If my cruising grounds were the Islands and moorings were available, I would consider one.

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If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
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Want a cat?? Here's a cat for you.....

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You know, the more I have thought about this, the more I realize this is a bad idea.

400K boat??? You are going to hate it! HATE IT! Why go cheap? The wife will get frustrated that you are not living the true yachting style. The only 400 boat you should consider is the Catalina 400. Then you could go in class. HEHE!

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sailusvi...those islands are what cats are made for. Good weather...relatively benign sea conditions, lots of living room and a great platform for the 90% of the time you will spend on the hook.
I just don't like sailing on cats but they make a lot of sense for cruising the islands.

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