EarthBM

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  1. EarthBM

    Over the horizon

    Well they say “it is not uncommon to be cruising at around 10-12 knots on a broad to beam reach with only the genoa set”
  2. EarthBM

    FL2KW Multi Ratings - Say What????

    The now defunct Multi Assn of So Fla. www.masf-Multihulls.com with boats that disparate and no cash on the line does it matter? what matters is attracting more interest. And that means big $$$ boats these days. At the end corrected times seem close, although if the winds were any better the big boats would’ve probably killed it.
  3. EarthBM

    Over the horizon

    And once on the subject, why not Pinta Exception 52?
  4. EarthBM

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    Dinghy on the windward trampoline for passages, launched with a halyard
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    Is it the one that was for sale in SF Bay around the time you did the work (2010-2011?). That one seemed like good value back then.
  6. EarthBM

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    The website is SAILING Anarchy. Not MOTORING Anarchy. If the VAT refund Mowgli suggested works (I’d be surprised) that Schionning becomes almost $100k cheaper...
  7. EarthBM

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    Could you share more knowledge about this possibility? On used boats?
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    I imagine it’s https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2001/catana-582-3483091/ 19ton declared displacement, 250hp of engine power... yep My interest in the subject c.2010: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51429
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    Probably 15-20% premium for the brand and the easier resale that comes with it. Loyal owners (invested in the brand). Not fast — weight plus fat hulls (after 2000) — need big engines. An interesting project could be to get one and then instead of replacing ageing systems to ditch them one by one (a/c, gensets, furniture, wood paneling). Then to see how it becomes simpler and faster.
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    On Zenyatta, did you slow down for comfort? Are double digit speeds even realistic on passages >5 hours as far as ‘her not hating it’ goes? If double digit speeds are there for only brief periods, like 10% of the passages, your calculus becomes: 90% anchor 9% 9kt hull speed 1% 15kt spirited sailing. so if you have to pay up say $100k more for that 1%, you are buying a 1% share in a $10m raceboat. Maybe still worth it (1% of the time satisfies 53% of the craving — literal extrapolation of the 80/20 rule). As far as comfort trimarans have a much more seakindly ride in my limited experience. Safer when pushed too... that Hughes 63...
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    Why a fast sailboat : 1) the “outrun the weather” argument 2) esthetics. Why do this in the first place? Who are you, identity? Who will your kids grow up to be? Does the word “motorsailing” make you want to kill yourself? 3) it’s not what it is (square footage of living space), it’s what you can do with it. Will you WANT to go and visit more places if journey is not fun? It’s about the journey
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    Finding Hughes 63 Atlantis is not a problem (it’s in Martinique). Restoring might take a bit of work.
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    Yep. Why oh why are GB48s so rare?
  14. EarthBM

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    LeRouge 470 in Martinique looks like it might fit the bill
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    Soma — what do you recon your share of time between at anchor and under way will be?