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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-26-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Paulo, You can laugh out loud if you want to but your examples are worthless. First we were talking about small CRUISING catamarans for limited offshore use. Not one of your links has any info on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Unlike Bumfuzzle here''s a site done by a couple of sailors on a Seawind 1000:
http://www.instantweb.com/s/siudzinski/

As to how well the Seawind points, I can''t answer that. As a general rule...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

3 nice pictures of how these boats are sailed.

http://www.solarnavigator.net/nigel_irens.htm

The ORMA 60 rules don''t specify tris but beam is unlimited so tris take better advantage of this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Paulo: Your 2002 Route du Rhum statements were not correct. I don''t know why no one noticed. The multihulls that crashed were all ORMA 60''s, trimarans designed to sail on one ama with the main hull...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-20-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

2 labs actually and no they don''t like going on board. We''ve only done one long trip with them along. We went up the west coast of Florida. With boards and rudders up the Gemini will motor in 2...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-18-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 18,215
Posted By dogboater
Bumfuzzle - who''''s right?

Seems to me their whole adventure speaks volumes about how safe and seaworthy a catamaran can be.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-16-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Gary, I hope this is more like what you want to hear. We''ve had a Gemini 3000 for four years and absolutely love it! It is wonderful to cruise on, comfortable, roomy and reasonably fast. We''ve...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-11-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By dogboater
No one mentioned Bulwagga Anchors

I''m in the market for something a little more substantial for my Gemini 3000 than the #22 Bruce I now carry. One of interesting things I came across was the Bulwagga. PC liked it. And, of course,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By dogboater
Help with older Loos Gauge

I found an old Loos gauge in the boat I just got and am looking for some help with it. It''s identified only as a "Model B". I also found a very yellow page from Loos describing a #90 for 3/16 to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 5,076
Posted By dogboater
Cruising on Multihulls

And I know of a 30'' Nonsuch that lost it''s mast just off Key Largo. Guess they aren''t bluewater boats either! IMO the thing that makes Geminis not good bluewater boats is displacement. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By dogboater
FL bottom paint help

I''m looking for recommendations for bottom paint here in The Keys. What''s been used and how its held up. I''m leaning toward a hard paint, ie Trinidad, as opposed to an ablative hoping to get 2~3...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 2,154
Posted By dogboater
Gemini 3000 info, please

I am looking at an ''89 Gemini 3000 and would love any input about this model and Gemini''s in general.
Thanks, Tom
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,503
Posted By dogboater
Info on Catalac 8M, please

I think I''ve narrowed my search to a 27'' Catalac, outboard if possible. They seem to be available, if not plentiful, and affordable. I am still asking for thoughts and/or experiences on this and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By dogboater
25-30'''' catamarans

Jeff, I guess I left out a couple of things. We have a 23'' MacGregor now that''s just not comfortable enough. I talked my wife out of a trawler and into the catamaran instead so room and heeling...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By dogboater
25-30'''' catamarans

Thanks Jeff. We''re in Key Largo on the bay side so light air can be an issue. My criteria for wanting a boat that size are:
more daysailing than anything else
40'' canal to turn around in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By dogboater
25-30'''' catamarans

Looking for our first catamaran as a daysailor, weekender, coastal cruiser.
I''ve narrowed the search to 8m Catalacs,
Hirondelles, and I just found a 1980 27'' Proust Ranger. Obviously, money and...
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