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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-17-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By bombayduck
Boat of choice and why?

Check out a Searunner 37 trimaran. It could be the boat for you.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-09-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 5,273
Posted By bombayduck
Dreams of Sunsets, Rum & Island Life

Yeshua,

I think you will want to learn how to sail first on a small boat like 25 feet or so. Keep that boat for a couple of years and learn on that one. Then, you will better know what you want...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-03-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,340
Posted By bombayduck
MacGregor 25 to Bahamas?

When I was there last time I saw a newer Mcgregor 25 (or 26)? It had a big outboard on it so I suppose it got there fast.
Brad
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,277
Posted By bombayduck
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Another boat that you might be interested in is the Prout Snowgoose 35. It''s an old design but built strongly. Again, similar to the catalac8m but 35 foot long. They can be had on the market for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,277
Posted By bombayduck
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Correction: I did NOT have to use the parachute anchor.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-20-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,277
Posted By bombayduck
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

GaryP

I lived aboard by myself but had various crew on my trips. It got a little crowded but in nice weather there was lots of room to lounge on deck to get that seperation that one needs in close...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-19-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,277
Posted By bombayduck
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Dman:
Yes the greatest stability of a catamaran may be upside down but the greatest stability of a monohull is resting on the bottom of the ocean! I think that cruising catamarans capsise about the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,277
Posted By bombayduck
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Check out the Catalac8m. I lived aboard for over a year and cruised to the Bahamas. Nice cruiser 27 ft by 13''10" beam with about 28" draft and 7,000 lbs displacement. It has one outboard that steers...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-30-2004
Replies: 44
Views: 11,242
Posted By bombayduck
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

The very worst thing you can do to a catamaran is to overload her. It''s a problem with "all that space" and the temptation to fill it up but overloading a cat will surely degrade performance to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By bombayduck
Tsunami /Yachts

Just saw a report on the Today show about a couple anchored out who saved many people floating in the aftermath of the wave. There was a picture with lots of them in the cockpit. He also launched his...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-29-2004
Replies: 15
  Safety
Views: 3,214
Posted By bombayduck
Safety

Having done some singlehanded passages I agree with being tethered to the boat. I can''t imagine what it would be like to fall overboard and see your boat sailing away on auto pilot without you!
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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2004
Replies: 44
Views: 11,242
Posted By bombayduck
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

Hello starcresttoo. It seems like there is some dislike of catamarans here? All I can say to your comment is that monohulls are extremely stable once they are on the bottom.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-14-2004
Replies: 44
Views: 11,242
Posted By bombayduck
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

Having done offshore passages on both monohull and catamaran, I can say that both can be uncomfortable but the downwind rolling motion on the monohull is absent on the catamaran. It is much more...
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