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Search: Posts Made By: henryvand
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,652
Posted By henryvand
cat sailors never go back

As a former monohull sailor who now happily sails in a cat I can tell you I have yet to meet a cat sailor who would go back to sailing a mono.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2,350
Posted By henryvand
multihull info

I suggest you check out www.themultihull.com (http://www.themultihull.com) If you search you will probably find existing discussions on your topic in forums.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By henryvand
Sailing out of Boston-30ft+

Responses re PDQ32 questions
- The boat is easy to move about on as the side decks are wide and flat so going forward is not a problem. The boat is actually a center cockpit layout so the central...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By henryvand
Sailing out of Boston-30ft+

At the upper end of your price range you might pick up a PDQ32 or PDQ36 that would meet most of your criteria in a cat that sails well. For coastal cruising it would be hard to beat the PDQ32 ( I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 5,211
Posted By henryvand
Small Cruising Catamarans

If you are coming from a tri I suspect you would be disappointed with the performance of the boats you have listed however budget constraints may preclude consideration to more recent designs. I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By henryvand
MacGregor 26: to praise or bash

The references by the prior poster are to the recent models - the 26X and 26M - these boats were designed to carry larger engines and have slab sides to maximise interior space. The earlier models...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 13,101
Posted By henryvand
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

You can get some pretty good info on both boats as well as a pretty good overview of the catamaran world from Charles Kantor''s book Cruising in Catamarans. You can buy it on line and I think you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 13,101
Posted By henryvand
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Gary - If you want input on possible monohulls you should probably start a new thread so the heading matches the topic.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-08-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 13,101
Posted By henryvand
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

It''s funny how when people talk about monohulls they readily recognize that there are coastal cruisers, mid range cruisers, blue water boats, etc., but when they talk about catamarans suddenly they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 13,101
Posted By henryvand
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

you should try posting at www.themultihull.com
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By henryvand
Lake Superior

I would not like to get caught out in Lake Superior with an outboard on the transome. When the waves pick up it will spend half it''s time out of the water. I would look for a boat witha reliable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By henryvand
Fountaine Pajot catamarans

I suggest you go to www.multihull.com and post your question in the forum - you will probably get more responses.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 3,857
Posted By henryvand
About to buy a Tanzer 75 - Need help !

The Tanzer 7.5 is a good solid boat. You can get a lot of good information by going to the Tanzer 22 web site - it contains links to information on all of the Tanzer models. Go to www.tanzer22.com
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By henryvand
15 years from now: Cat costs?

While I respect Jeff''s opinion I would caution that as with most issues a general statement may not apply across the board. I think you will find that as is the case with monohulls well engineered,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By henryvand
Cat -vs- Mono ?

We just switched from a mono to a cat. We had a Beneteau 331 and now sail a PDQ32. We wanted more room and more cruising comfort without a deeper draft. After a couple of charter experiences we made...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 6,318
Posted By henryvand
Cruising cat comparison

I recommend you get a copy of Charles Kantor''s book - Cruising in Catamarans - see www.sailcopress.com - He includes performance ratings on a good variety of boats and gives ratings to pointing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By henryvand
Looking for some opinions

You should consider a catamaran. Suggest you charter one for a week and you will appreciate the benefits they offer. A PDQ36 would fit the bill nicely for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By henryvand
information needed on tortola b.v.i

Suggest you go to Traveltalkonline.com and pose your question in the BVI forum.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By henryvand
Selling with dealer or broker??

I am planning to sell my 3 year old boat and am switching to a boat where I am unable to trade in. The question is - is it better to use the original dealer as the broker given that people looking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 5,843
Posted By henryvand
Multi vs Mono

Back to the mono vs cat issue - suggest you buy the book " Cruising In Multihulls" by Charles Kantor - you will find his overview of the issues very helpfull.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By henryvand
If you search the sailnet articles for catamarans...

If you search the sailnet articles for catamarans you will find some articles on the topic. Also check 2hulls.com as they have some good reference articles. You can also try getting a copy of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By henryvand


Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-20-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By henryvand
Western Canadian looking for 3 cabin offshore cruiser

While the boat I currently own is a monohull I have chartered a catamaran for carribean vacation sailing and they offer a lot more accomodation options with separation for personal space. The large...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 6,967
Posted By henryvand
Beneteau differences

Beneteau does use lead in some instances - my B331 shoal draft model has a lead keel.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2003
Replies: 34
Views: 7,768
Posted By henryvand
Project Boats -- Where Do You Find Them?

I don''t know your budget but you might want to check out www.boatforsale.net - look under 40 ft. sail category - there is a custom 42 ft. listed at 25000.00 - this is a Canadian web site so these...
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