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  1. Tylo

    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Hey Insolent, I noticed Barrocka was "Under offer", figured you had bought her seeing that you had posted here. However I think at 6'3 you would have struggled in a Waterline 1480! I can't offer any advice on O55L headroom, only wish you the best of luck.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    I may have been wrong about what was the main sheet - it might just go forward through the boom and come out at the mast base. Looks to be done that way on both CW48 "Zen" and CW55 "Iron Wing". Here's the ad for Iron Wing, there are some pretty high res pics (in Google Chrome you can right-click the picture and press "Open image in new tab" and it'll show you the un-cropped image in the original resolution) so it's a bit easier to see. Looks like the traveler control lines go down the side but the main sheet actually goes forward through the boom. The lines going to port and starboard from the boom must just be preventer lines or something like that? I don't know really. On Iron Wing they have dedicated blocks both on the boom and deck so they must be a permanent solution for something. Have a look: https://multihullcompany.com/boat-details/?catid=7086203
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Here's a thread about the Antal Line Driver (the thing I was talking about that I *think* Soma has installed on his Outremer 55):
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    You can kind of see one solution to it on this Chris White cat, the main sheet is the big line that runs more diagonally forward (with green arrows pointing to it) and the traveller control is the blue line that hugs the bridgedeck roof (with red arrows pointing to it). I'm guessing this boat has a "German system" for sheeting the main, that is, these controls are mirrored on the starboard side as well. I guess you could say they're sort of run in the reverse of what you'd find on a monohull and leading up to the cockpit sides rather than the aft coaming like on most aft-cockpit cats. I have no idea if this is the best solution, take Gunboat for example, there seem to be all variants of traveller solutions on those. Some have them on the roof, some have them on the aft coaming (new GB68 for example), some have a "dual mainsheet" solution with one sheet leading to each aft quarter. I suspect a lot of the Gunboats have electric traveller controls though, like the one Soma installed on his Outremer 55, but I'm not sure.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Haha that's actually my home town, where I'm at right now. The 30th of April is a normally a huge party day here, people come from all over the country (and neighboring countries even) to sit in the town's big park and get drunk. I'm pretty sure the population of this city almost doubles during the Walpurgis celebrations. I think it was a stroke of genius, pesky fences and a few police officers wouldn't have stopped people from going to that celebration but chicken shit did the trick. It also makes me really happy that this is an international piece of news. Something to lighten the mood in the world a bit maybe.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Of course, I would never encourage breaking rules, but I do think it's important to try and get what changes of environment and physical activity one can within the rules. Not following the recommendations of authorities and people in the know about this stuff is very counter-productive. I'm stuck here at home in Sweden, our government has had a pretty relaxed approach to the whole thing but somehow we've still managed to plateau at an average of maybe 500 or 600 new cases a day in April. The last 10 days we've even had a downward-trend going, that is, every person who gets Covid passes it on to less than one person on average. I still hope we'll all get this whole thing under control in the summer. I have extensive cruising plans in the Med this autumn, leading up to the ARC, which would be a damn shame to miss...!
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Practical or not, that's a f*cking stunning picture of a stunning boat. What a creation. While I'm in here, wishing all you guys best of luck and safety with the current situation. Stay safe out there, but don't quarantine yourselves to death either! There's a healthy balance to be found, just like with load carrying and performance in a catamaran.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Hey Insolent, Did you ever get around to go see Barrocka? If so I'd love to hear what your impressions and thoughts were of her. Thanks!
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    Older fast Aus multies

    888 has been listed as for sale for a long time. Pretty hefty asking price and a very... interesting equipment list to say the least. https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/50ft-carbon-cruiser-racer-catamaran/236748 Trying my best to not comment on the quality of the photos in an ad for a NZ$649k boat...
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    What a damn shame about Lord Dickie, it's one of those cool unicorn boats in my opinion. Hope she recovers well. Insolent I'm very curious to hear your findings on Barrocka, please keep us updated!
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    what is it?

    The latest and greatest "concept" that will spend 5+ years on Yachtworld in render form? (Looking at you Aeroyacht and Sea Voyager)
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Yeah, I asked for the full specs on the 15th of January I believe and got a reply saying it was under contract. If you fancy a vacay down to NZ there's another cool yacht for sale; NZ$100k more expensive mind you but looks fast: https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/hughes-evolution-14/242707 Carbon/Kevlar construction, retracting engines and rudders. The Kiwis seem to have a thing for in-boom furling mains; first the Oram 60, then the Richard Edlin 58 and now this. For anyone who fancies something cheaper, Bob Oram seems to be selling his 46 footer "Slim": https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/oram-slim/242743 A very unique looking boat and seemingly a very unique design as well. "A 32' boat with 46' hulls" is what he calls it, so probably not the most living space in the world. That being said I'm sure she's very light and for anyone who can live with the quirky steering system and aesthetics I'm sure she's a dream to single-hand with the somewhat stubby rig. She even has a forward cockpit and that makes her almost a Gunboat in my book.
  13. Two ~180AH LiFePo4 batteries for ~US$11k seems pretty wild, granted I don't know what related equipment they're installing along with them (if any), but a Victron 200AH drop-in LiFePo4 battery with built-in BMS and all that good jazz is under $3k each. The Mastervolt batteries specified in the Outremer documents seem to run $3-3.5k each. Also, double-check the tender; they don't specify if it's the Hypalon or the PVC HF310 that they're selling you. If it's the PVC one they're slapping on $2-3k on the retail price of that tender+engine combination. If you're interested in doing some DIY installations after taking delivery, maybe try getting in touch with Doug Hibberd, formerly of S/V Wildling (an Outremer 5x) and currently of S/V Puffin (Outremer 4X). He did a TON of post-delivery installations on his 5X before he sold it. I'm not sure he did as much on his 4X, I haven't been able to follow it as closely and he took delivery pretty recently. He's detailed the construction of both boats and many options he chose and why etc, the blogs are great: https://sailwildling.com/ https://sailpuffin.com/ Best of luck to you!
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    I think it depends on what kind of rigging we’re talking about. The crazy carbon and Kevlar rigging on super yachts and racing yachts is obviously beyond the reach of most of us mortals but dyneema rigging seems like a pretty realistic offering. I’ve seen quite a few youtubers make the change as well so it’s definitely out there. In the end I think it’s just because sailors in general are fond of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”-mentality (which there’s nothing wrong with) and having metal holding up the mast gives people a sense of security they don’t get with dyneema (yet). There are some nice write-ups on sailmagazine where an owner converted to dyneema, see the following links: https://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/dynex-dux-across-the-atlantic https://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/dynex-dux-fiber-rigging-after-6000-sea-miles It looks like they run it unprotected from chafe and UV, and still manage chafe fine and found that after 6000 miles the shrouds had lost 21 and 32% of their strength due to UV and chafe, but even with these losses they were still twice as strong as the stainless rigging they replaced. There are UV and chafe protection sleeves that I would definitely use at least, even though it might not be strictly necessary. I don’t think dyneema is the 2nd coming of Christ or anything but it’s pretty cool to have a reasonably priced synthetic alternative for the rig.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    What kind of synthetic rigging is on the boats? I’ve been reading up on Dyneema rigging and have heard that replacing stainless with it costs roughly the same as buying new stainless stuff, but only due to having to buy all the unique hardware (thimbals, terminators, end fittings and so on) but when time comes to renew, and you only need to renew the line itself, it’s a lot cheaper. Also, since you dimension it’s for creep rather than for breaking strength, there’s a HUGE safety margin in terms of breaking strength while still saving a lot of weight. Doesn’t have to make it true but thats what I heard. The weight savings compared with the future price savings and the ease of serviceability (learn how to splice it, keep a spool with you and you can replace a shroud on your own anywhere in the world) means I’ll definitely be trying it out on my next boat.