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Are you sure you want a cat the size of a badminton court?

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this was a big cat entering whitehills on the Moray

 

I doubt that I have enough fenders or friends

 

they did a damn good job though

 

 

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You’d be surprised just how good two widely spaced props are in tight quarters etc docking. My wife’s joke: ‘two props make ‘ee look good.’ (She is helm.)

that said, I quite like my 12x6 metre size. The new cats get wider and wider, and not just in overall beam. 

As to her make, I google ‘Switch 51.’

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Nice looking design.  With twin screws and no cross wind or nasty current, you should be able to turn on a dime and maintain excellent control in a tight space, as you see in the well shot video.  

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Also, good use of that little bit of cross wind too help them dock, under control. 

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I remember a Switch 51 owner commenting on a video of a Chris White Atlantic and wondering how such high speeds are possible... 

Paul 

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A VPLP design bearing the home port of La Rochelle and expertly crewed. Michael Green's The Art of Coarse Sailing, this ain't. NB, a badminton court is 44'x20' so this is a bit bigger. Dylan Winter's videos are always so amazingly peaceful. 

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20 x 44 ft is small beer in today's charter cat world.

Lots of mid 50s nowadays. 

Some 60s too.

Generally not pretty. The Outremer 64 is an exception and I know of at least one that is sailed single handed by a liveaboard.

 

 

 

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I'm not a big fan of multihulls but I could learn to live with that cat.

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15 hours ago, dylan winter said:

this was a big cat entering whitehills on the Moray

 

I doubt that I have enough fenders or friends

 

they did a damn good job though

 

 

A really nice looking cat for a cruising boat. 

https://www.ayc-yachtbroker.com/switch-51

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16 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I'm not a big fan of multihulls but I could learn to live with that cat.

Are you sure you want a cat the size of a badminton court?

*watches video, looks at brokerage listing*

Yes. Yes I do.

 

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That Cat is about 10 down  from us at Licata (Sicily) this winter ........ beautiful  

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On 12/30/2018 at 10:23 AM, dylan winter said:

this was a big cat entering whitehills on the Moray

 

I doubt that I have enough fenders or friends

 

they did a damn good job though

 

 

She's flying the red ensign with her home port as la Rochelle!

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1 hour ago, Panoramix said:

She's flying the red ensign with her home port as la Rochelle!

There we are again, you are trusting the written word too far.  Just books, books and papers, no experience. Tsss.

Suggest you start to sail, get some experience. You have probably heard of emipirical knowledge, now try to get some.

//J
 

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33 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

blimey J man - are you angry about something?

bit uncalled for innit?

I rather like Panoramix

me angry? Never.

Pano has taken to comment in a special way, he just gets back.  So, no not uncalled, quite the opposite.

myself  I don't like or dislike Pano, never met him.

//J

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14 hours ago, Jaramaz said:

There we are again, you are trusting the written word too far.  Just books, books and papers, no experience. Tsss.

Suggest you start to sail, get some experience. You have probably heard of emipirical knowledge, now try to get some.

//J
 

If you weren't so dismissive of books, you would probably know that the hundred years wars ended quite a few years ago and that Gascony left the English sphere of influence as a result.

I know that they probably just couldn't be bothered to repaint their home port but that is still funny, it is a bit like if they were claiming back this bit of territory.

As for empirical knowledge... life isn't black and white, you can love books and sailing by feel.

13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

blimey J man - are you angry about something?

bit uncalled for innit?

I rather like Panoramix

I also rather like you films Dylan. ;)

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On 12/31/2018 at 12:27 PM, Diarmuid said:

Are you sure you want a cat the size of a badminton court?

*watches video, looks at brokerage listing*

Yes. Yes I do.

 

I'm scared of the offset companionway and struggling to find where to nap in the shade, but it seems like something I could work with until the inevitable demise.

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I just noticed In the the video's title still you can see a Boreal of some sort in the background. That's some serious collection of sheltering boats.

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6 hours ago, Foiling Optimist said:

I just noticed In the the video's title still you can see a Boreal of some sort in the background. That's some serious collection of sheltering boats.

scotland is quite a serious place to sail - latere on in the film the section was lifted from the wind really cut up nasty from the north - the Moray firth is a lovely place to sail as long as bikinis are not your thing. Lovely pod of local dolphins, interesting history and astonishing geology, low rainfall by scottish standards

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On 12/31/2018 at 12:27 PM, Diarmuid said:

Are you sure you want a cat the size of a badminton court?

*watches video, looks at brokerage listing*

Yes. Yes I do.

 

Ditto.  Might just give up the dirt-house for something like that, if I had an income stream that could cover the maintenance.

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