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Search: Posts Made By: TropicCat
Forum: Multihull 05-06-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Which boat?

Are you an adolescent too? Or just too much time on your hands?
Forum: Multihull 05-06-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
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...
Forum: Multihull 05-03-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Why don't you read the rest of the story before you comment further
Forum: Multihull 05-03-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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.
Forum: Multihull 05-02-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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'.
Forum: Multihull 04-26-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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

We have another arm chair "expert" who apparently didn't bother to take...
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Or the obvious difference in the replacement value of the boat.
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

The displacement of a vessel is equal to the weight of water it displaces when afloat.

It is not a boat's "weight"
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Vaguely? No...specifically.

This storm is the only data point of boat survivability of both monohulls and catamarans caught in the same storm.

Then again, if you did your homework, you'd be...
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

This post is in error. "....The Catalac was DELIBERATELY rammed and sunk. This was at the insistence of the owners wife who believed that the storm was some sort of intergalactic struggle between...
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Corrected? What on earth are you talking about? You can't "correct" facts.

"......Heart Light, a 41-foot Catalac U.S.-based catamaran with a crew of four; a husband and wife couple with 16,000...
Forum: Multihull 03-13-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

You aren't aware of the Queens birthday storm? The only event in our FRP boating history that caught catamarans and monohulls in the same storm category 5 storm. The result was the event that...
Forum: Multihull 03-13-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Wow

More internet armchair experts..

A 12 meter Catamaran displaces 18,000 lbs. From that same website you referenced.........

Solaris 42 24,640 lbs
Admiral 40 18,739 lbs
Dean 400 18000...
Forum: Multihull 03-13-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Ummmm no.

Sailnet occupies a unique position on the internet. Young sailors and new sailors pop on here daily, and depend on Sailnet for expert advice and/or instruction. Or haven't read any of...
Forum: Multihull 03-13-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Well set up??

On the contrary, that sounds like a horrible boat and at best your post should be in a section of "boat review", at worst, it sounds almost unbelievable.

I wonder what the...
Forum: Multihull 03-11-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Let me stop you here.... What did you write in this post that explains why you're qualified to tell everyone that all catamarans flip over? Or that sailing on a trimaran qualifies you as a...
Forum: Multihull 03-11-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Does it? Do you have a reading disability? No where in my post do I advocate anything. It's posts like your which caused my rant to begin with.
Forum: Multihull 03-10-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Wow. Lots of uninformed catamaran bashing. What's the real problem here guys? If you don't want a catamaran, for God's sake don't buy one. But don't come onto a sailing forum spouting 'expert' wisdom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Got Deep Pockets? -- Buy A Flying Catamaran

Yeah it goes fast but...but...it appears to be lacking some basic catamaran items. I mean where's the bar, the blender and the ice machine?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By TropicCat
Re: get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter p

On the condition of charter boats..I'm always amazed how people fall for sales pitches, and suggest they go look at some of these boats. As has already been pointed out these boats will have minimum...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By TropicCat
Re: get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter p

Admiral, Voyage, St. Francis, Maxim, Leopard and African Cat are all South African builders.

You've noticed that on my website, I break out the boat inventory separately as it adds considerable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 31,651
Posted By TropicCat
Re: McGregor 36 Catamaran

Why is it that folks make up their minds about a subject they know little about and then search for expert advice in order to argue?

Although it's possible to cross oceans in a row boat, I don't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By TropicCat
Re: get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter p

Have a look here for a selection of catamarans for sale by owner (http://www.catamaransite.com/catamarans_for_sale.html)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-28-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,150
Posted By TropicCat
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

The "biggest ever" search of the seas surrounding New Zealand turned up no sign of an American schooner that has been missing for more than three weeks, officials said Friday.
Search and Rescue...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-27-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,150
Posted By TropicCat
6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Six Americans have been missing at sea for more than three weeks after setting sail from New Zealand, officials said Thursday.

Three males -- aged 17, 28 and 58 -- and three women -- aged 18, 60...
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