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  1. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    In this case it is 9 years and 7 months since finished drawing, and the boat was pretty much finished within 2 years of that.
  2. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    It's over a year since there has been any news of Catari.  How long before she hits the 10years-in-storage mark?
  3. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Smash before splash would be a sad ending for such an exquisite boat. OTOH, since the owner seems to have moved on ... an insured total loss might be one way of bringing the saga to a close.
  4. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Still some time left this year for that splash to happen ...
  5. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    In East Anglia they overwinter boats in mud berths.  Maybe it's the same logic?
  6. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Yes, but you missed the point I was trying to make, and don't seem to want to consider it. I get a sense that you are trying to find fault, rather than have a friendly discussion ... so I'll leave you to it.
  7. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Wow. I disagree with Bob about one thing, and you assume i want to start trouble? I am appalled by personal attacks on Bob, and the last thing I would want to do is to launch one myself.  I like and admire him too much, and it's not my style. However, I note that you comment here only to...
  8. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Jam, I don't know what's up with you today, but you're being silly. You brought your boat into the discussion, not me.  You choose not to say more about it, which is your privilege.  But don't get all huffy about a perfectly reasonable assumption of probabilities.
  9. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Most boats are not 60ft+ systems-rich custom jobs, and 25 years ago there were not so many clever systems available. I don't think there's any wild guesswork in assuming that your boat is probably simpler. Note I didn't say "is simpler". Just "probably".  May I, humbly, suggest that if you...
  10. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Your boat is probably a lot simpler than Catari, which is actually now about 3 yea'rs old. Unused, but not brand new
  11. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Or maybe she'll soldier on with the outdated gear, like that just-launched British aircraft carrier with its systems managed by the hacker-friendly Windows XP. It's a common issue with military systems, which have long lead times.
  12. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    good luck with that
  13. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    If she is sold, what's the guess on the discount off build cost? 60%? 70%?
  14. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Catari may yet manage the rare feat of going directly from boatyard to scrapyard without ever touching water.
  15. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Indeed.  But there's something apt about the abandoned-in-a-shed Catari looking like a ghost ship.
  16. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    That makes it look like the Marie Celeste.
  17. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    I am sure that the neighbours were as relieved as me to find that it was actually just Steve scrubbing the bottom of his boat.
  18. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Sometimes, that's part of the path to becoming a great boat. A few years down the road, Catari goes up for sale at a fraction of the new price, because like most custom boats the owner's customisations have only minority appeal. She sticks on the market for a while, as the rot deters buyers...
  19. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Is that a Seascape 24? I poked around one at a boat show. There was lots to like about it, and little to dislike. I thought it would be heaps of fun without too much drama. In 40 years time, I can imagine another Tom with the same happy grin while he explores the joy of much heeling in a...
  20. TwoLegged

    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Will, I agree that The Morgan 30 has nice lines. Given all the constraints of a mass-market production boat, the Morgan 30 resolves a set of aesthetic challenges. such as the need for standing headroom despite modest freeboard, and retaining visual elements of a wooden boat in a new material...
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