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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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Is that right?

20:37 point of the video. lower right in the frame ......Wood rot. He went on to say that in his recent refit, he didn't do this part of the hull as he thought it 'sound'.
Your kidding right? You can point out part of a YouTube video and declare rot? I've been a carpenter for over 30 years and there is no way to come to that conclusion.
Also in no part of the video did he state that he didn't do this part of the hull as he thought it to be sound.
In your recent post you stated that the keel rotted out and there was delayed maintainance. In the video he stated that the keel was intact and they had just undergone a complete refit. The only conclusion I can come to is we must be looking at different YouTube videos?
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Your kidding right? You can point out part of a YouTube video and declare rot? I've been a carpenter for over 30 years and there is no way to come to that conclusion.
Also in no part of the video did he state that he didn't do this part of the hull as he thought it to be sound.
In your recent post you stated that the keel rotted out and there was delayed maintainance. In the video he stated that the keel was intact and they had just undergone a complete refit. The only conclusion I can come to is we must be looking at different YouTube videos?
Not that video. The three interviews he gave as the boat was being recovered. I'm thoroughly familiar with this story and followed it as it was unfolding.
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Not that video. The three interviews he gave as the boat was being recovered. I'm thoroughly familiar with this story and followed it as it was unfolding.
So you are thoroughly familiar with this story yet you make this statement?

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The keel rots out of a 30 year old wooden catamaran due to delayed maintenance and you site this a reason for what exactly?

If you were familiar with this story you would realize this statement you made is absolutely of base.
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So you are thoroughly familiar with this story yet you make this statement?..
Why don't you read the rest of the story before you comment further
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I love watching them sail. The very definition of "fast". I also cannot take away from the sheer amount of room they have inside. It is rather awe inspiring really.

However, I own crab crushing full keelers. I do not even like the looks of the modern fin keeled boats.. so do not expect me to like the starship like looks of a cat.

Speaking of multihulls.. how come I rarely see Trimarans anymore?
i agree with this, as far as looks go. i like watching hobie cats sail, but cruising cats look like spaceships to me. i find them unattractive. i think the whole discussion, like most things, is pretty much a matter of opinion and personal tastes and needs.
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

we had a fast aussie tri come into the country...a few months ago...they only stayed a couple of days and scooted off into the sunset!

it was around 40-45 ft...very modern...they were probably delivering it to the carribean or something

Im guessing their crusing speed was in the mid to high teens vs. what 5-6kts most midsize monohulls these days?

makes you think huh?

ps. Id take a tri over a cruising cat any day of the week I love that tris have that mono feel in the middle and basically you are just playing with amas...

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Why don't you read the rest of the story before you comment further
I've read all I can find and can't find any facts to substantiate your claim that the boat took on water because the keel was rotted out and there was delayed maintenance. Tell you what, since this is your claim how about you, produce a link to substantiate your claim.
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

At 10:55 in the video they state they cracked the hull on a rock and it was the cause of the sinking. I did not see any mentions of rot in this video
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you all must understand tropiccat:
i multi CANNOT just sink, rip his hull open or anything like it... it HAS to be rot and neglected maintenance...
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

gotta just love arm chair experts.

Buy a catamaran, own it for 20 years .... and then come back and post something usable instead of wasting bandwidth.

You can call me grandpa .... but really ... Kids today...sheesh..
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