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  1. Wess 40 foot dazcat - asymetric kites -- normally furler A 3 -- one in a snuffer A 2 and a little A3 whihc we use bareheaded and letter box if necessary Hope all good? Kind regards Bruce
  2. And hot of the press with some I was going to say ebay bloggers on board but I think that is wrong.... Patron people You tubers you all know what I mean - but shot very recently as there are still not many boats out and the sun is still shining in Plymouth.... so live for your entertainment as they say Simon and Daz are demonstrating and Matt and Jessica from MJ sailing are living the dream.
  3. Hi Patmo Here is a link to another one - they are working on a video of the come back to racing I think with some drone footgage
  4. They are even better to sail than to watch..... There were 4 of us out yesterday in Plymouth in an informal come back to sailing "chase" all 2 handed with about 35 monos. The very first Dazcat D1 with Mr Daz himself and Brendan who is the video from the OP, Hissy Fit D1495 with Simon Baker who is the other half of the Dazcat business, us on Bare Necessities D 1150 and Julian on Easy Tiger D1050 ( or something like that -) and best not forget Will on his farrier F9 as that would be rude.. It was 20 knots lumpy SW swell and great fun and just been sent some drone footage but not sue
  5. our 40 foot cat 5 tonne 12m - 48 sqm screacher is on 10mm sheets - the twitchers are 8mm as that was what we had...... could probably go 6mm
  6. That looks surprisingly like Backlash ii? Have slept in front on deliveries and rear on Fastnet port berths and don't remember either of them being horrible. Tony Purser always slept in front port whatever the weather. Backlash is a Schoening with a higher front on the cabin to gain head room in the front cabins. Does result in a bit of a ski slope from the mast to the front beam. Boat is somewhere up by you as Matthew W owns her now.
  7. going to try the foam ..... we currently use sail ties and lash tighten the shrouds with frapping turns to change the harmonic. It is really annoying when there is no wind when you anchor and you dont do it and then the wind picks up at 0200 and everything starts humming
  8. We do similar to Buzz, in post above by SSolo - the spinlock vito lifejacket may shortly be upgradeable to have a quick release on the tether but full oilies - HPX type not dry suit or survival suit as we are a very civilised boat - Dazcat 1150 - so we don't get as wet as a Seacart - you have to try to get as wet as a Seacart I think... in fact swimming is rumoured as not being as wet as a Seacart???
  9. Sparrow50 boaters getting lazy - possibly but with more short handed racing going on then keeping watch is but one of the things you have to do. Or else you just do what the French seem do and put SOLO sailor on their AIS and plough or sleep on. That's a YES to a transponder from here.
  10. wess top down furler works for me we have 3 kites - A2 in a snuffer.... HATE the snuffer but the kite is cool for sailing deep if it seems the way to go - sometimes in light winds you get on a wave train better deeper, A3 on furler and then a small A3 that is in a turtle that we use as emergency kite ie everything else is fecked up or if it is really windy and we letter box drop it we drag the tack over when we go deeper than 150 but as always it is a matter of VMG. Our cat weighs about 5 tonne so are not really in the lightweight trimaran flyer category
  11. Multi Thom On our multihulls - F27 and then Dazcat 11.5 our screachers have had captive torsion ropes sewn in the luff and our kites have just had the torsion rope but not captive in the luff. One of the screachers had a home made torsion rope when we bought the boat. It worked but you had to sail deeper than with a proper torsion rope. I guess it could be the same thing with a kite but may not be as much of an issue if you go down to furl? When you rig the kites incorrectly for our top down furler and tie the head and tack to the torsion rope rather than just the head only and furl the
  12. Soma We have Technique Voile Sails - some form of laminate from South Africa - came in a price point below Doyle and North ..... shape good second time round and when they finally put enough reinforcing on they are lasting well - they may do the spec which was 5 years / 25000 miles. That seems to be an moot point with sailmakers. They forget that a 50 foot multi hull sailor is typically a sail abuser and that we do not have 12 crew who will carefully flake the main and put the jib to bed nicely oh and that yes we do reef down wind if we have to. We have ended up putting on shed loads of
  13. George Just buy pay the money and buy Expedition you know you want to and you know it makes sense !!!! The support that we have had is stunningly brilliant. The only comparison to the help that Campbell Field and Will give that I have ever experienced and not just in boats.......was the late Ian Farrier of Farrier Tri-marans. I regularly have stupid errors -- normally at the start of the season as I have forgotten how to do something or wiped a driver or other idiot user error and they just sort it out. The latest version has some dead good tweaks - we like the user wind input
  14. Hi Nils Obviously a Dazcat if you can find one...... but an Eric le Rouge Freydis may be worth a look - it is the grown up Azuli. And whilst they dont have boards the Azuli is not slow for a 38 foot cruiser - there is one that does MOCRA races called Addonante so you can have a look at her TCF compared to others Dazcat 1150 1.218, Dazcat 1195 1.176, Grainger 27 Tri 1.241. Dazcat 1495 1.25 Azuli 1.118 . We offered on a Freydis before we bought the Dazcat. But whatever you get will be a compromise so enjoy choosing........
  15. Hi Grant as we are at the nervous stage about what we have bitten off .......great to hear your words KR To update Wombats post there are 6 multis racing Bittersharp - TS42 -- standard TS42 no modifications The Edge - Irens Tri 40 Then the 4 Dazcats Hissy Fit D1495 Suenos D1195 plus stretch stern job to D ???? Bare Neceseties D1150 but apparently we are 1190 even though we have 1150 on the Hull -- good tactic when paying for berths! And Belladona D10 There will be a YB tracker Bruce
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