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  1. Saona 47 Crazy Transport from the Factory to La Rochelle France

    Cruising Videos
    Join us as we follow Avalon our Fountaine Pajot Catamaran as it is transported in this crazy journey down the road from the factory to the Port of La Rochelle. Avalon has some close encounters with buses, trucks, cars, road signs, bridges and even almost hits a pedestrian...
  2. Purchasing boat in Tortola

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    We are purchasing our first live aboard in Tortola. Has anyone had any experience with surveyors in this area. Recommendations much appreciated!
  3. English terms for parts of a catamaran

    Learning to Sail
    In the frame of my program "Sailing4Youth, Cross Cultural Team Building By Sailing" there will be a workshop made to introduce among other things, the most important parts of a boat/catamaran. I searched the internet but always ended up with information about buying a boat or trailer a boat...
  4. Sailing Instructors/Skippers Wanted in the Caribbean for Summer 2017

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Sailing Instructors/Skippers needed in the Caribbean for summer live-aboard diving, sailing and marine science programs for teens and college students. Broadreach is an IYT (International Yacht Training) partner school and offers courses from “Introduction to Yachting” to “Flotilla Skipper”...
  5. Seeking Bareboat charter LA area 50ft+ Catamaran

    Hello, SEEKING BAREBOAT CHARTER Can anyone direct me to a source of 50ft catamarans in or around Los Angels CA or Newport Beach for bareboat chartering? I have my ASA certs up to big boat catamarans and have sailed 46 monohulls for multiple day trips many times. I have been sailing a newer...
  6. Planning our 1 year liveaboard... with lots of questions!

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello world! First post. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. My wife and I are tech professionals in SF and beginning to plan a liveaboard year at some point down the road (likely within the next couple of years). We're not in a rush to buy, but we are starting to do our homework. I've...
  7. Fiberglass Repair on Hull at Rudder Bolts on Prindle 16

    Gear & Maintenance
    Any advice with this fiberglass hull repair would be MUCH appreciated! My Prindle 16 began sinking last time we took her out! One of the hulls was taking on water...very quickly. Fortunately we made it back to shore safely. After this experience, I inspected the boat and found that a repair is...
  8. Sail Prindle 16 Catamaran without Boom

    Learning to Sail
    I purchased and sail a Prindle 16 catamaran. The Prindle comes with a boom. Although, this boom mounted off the mast is dangerous when it swings around during a tack. Since the sail has battens in it to keep the sail stiff, can I sail without the boom? In this case I would attached the block and...
  9. Where is the best place to take Yachtmaster Ocean?

    Learning to Sail
    I have been doing a lot of research but I cannot find out where the best place for me to get my RYA yachtmaster ocean (or equivalent). Things I want out of my course: 1) Lots of other students on the boat to learn with 2) Inexpensive courses even if it means fast track 3) Preferably a...
  10. Sail the Big Loop (BY to Gulf Coast) with a Cat

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi, We are thinking of sailing the big loop next year with our Lagoon 380 catamaran. We are aware of the height-restrictions, and will have the mast to take down. However on all reports and photos, I only see relative small boats (mainly motorboats). My question is: Can you sail/motor the...
  11. Owners Time June 2015

    Hi, I am looking for a Cat 39' or larger, 4 cabin in either Grenada or BVi, for 3-4 weeks in June 2015. Does anyone have any leads? Thanks Dave
  12. Diving right into a Liveaboard

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey guys, I am super new to sailing and am looking to dive right into the liveaboard lifestyle. I am looking at getting a cat potentially a gemini 105 as my first liveaboard. First problem is that I am young 23 years old and will need to finance. I have looked at Essex for financing, does anyone...
  13. Need suggestions for a wheelchair accessible catamaran

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello everyone. My brother has multiple sclerosis, and is confined to a wheelchair. We are both avid sailors. He has been sailing a Martin 16 in Toronto, but we want to look into a catamaran which could be made wheelchair accessible. We would need a catamaran with a fairly large salon, and where...
  14. Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

    Maintenance/How-to Videos
    This video takes a look back on the last 5 months of renovation and repairs that have taken place in Key West aboard our 42' Fountaine Pajot Venezia - Catchin' Rays. To follow along on our blog, go to: Catchin' Rays
  15. Sailing to Caribbean - Looking for Crew

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Planning a trip to the Caribbean in a couple of weeks. Looking for one or two fit and reasonably experienced sailors to share expenses (food, gas, mooring fees, entry and exit costs, etc.) I have a 32' Gemini catamaran and several months available to cruise. I will work with crew to hold down...
  16. The Search for Catatumbo 71' x 40'

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    REWARD! A finder’s fee of US$ 3,000.00 will be paid to the first person that supplies me with information that leads me to the catamaran formerly known as Catatumbo. My intentions are to find her, make...
  17. From one style boat to another Mono/Multi

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just read "A Sail of Two Idiots" a howto book written by Renee Petrillo about what she learned on a catamaran. In the boat she and her husband both crew on monohulls, but say they prefer catamaran. Hopefully I am not starting a war... but I am wondering if there are people sailed one than the...
  18. Chartering in the Caribbean or Europe?

    I am a Canadian looking to offer my catamaran for skippered charters. I have no experience with this, so I am unsure where to start. What are the chartering industries like in the Caribbean vs. Europe? Do I owe any "dues" to the country that I am chartering in/near (if I charter to Canadians...
  19. get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter pool

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter pool My wife and i would like to get into at 40ft catamaran and have been considering several options for eventual retirement and blue water cruising Option 1: buy into a charter program with moorings, dream...
  20. catamaran capsize

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Apologies if I missed a thread on this, but a 28 foot catamaran capsized off the Chesapeake, with two fatalities. Does anyone have any information on the boat, or what happened? The usual brief media reports are pretty uninformative. US Coast Guard identified 2 who died when catamaran...