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    Mandolin is for sale

    Model: Solaris SunStar Catamaran 36'
    Year: 1992
    Current Price: US$ 129,000
    Located in FL, United States
    Hull Material: Fiberglass
    YW# 59029-3185076


    The Sunstar was designed by French...
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    Re: Hokulea arrives Key West!

    Hokule'a revised/expanded Port Of Call schedule

    4/5-4/8 Titusville Municipal Marina, Titusville, Fl.

    4/14 Charleston Maritime Center

    4/23 Earth Day Celebration Newport News, Va.

    4/24-5/8...
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    Re: Hokulea arrives Key West!

    HOKULE'A PORT OF CALL SCHEDULE

    Hokule'a was in Fort Myers, Fl. as of 3/26/16, and slated to cross Florida via the Okeechobee Waterway.

    4/4-4/8 Cape Canaveral, Fl.
    4/14 Charleston, S.C.
    4/23...
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    Re: Hokulea arrives Key West!

    Hokule'a, the Polynesian Voyaging Society's catamaran, is currently at Everglades City, visiting with members of the Seminole tribe of south Florida as part of their plan of interacting with...
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    Hokulea arrives Key West!

    Hokulea arrived at Key West, Fl. 3/23/16. Quite an accomplishment.
    Hokulea will be continuing up the east coast of the USA and making several additional stops.
    For further information visit...
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    Re: A guide to a multihull thread on CF.

    Good question. We plan on leaving for the Bahamas via the keys in the middle of March, intend to get to Georgetown for Regatta in April.
    Arlene has promised not to break anything this year so...
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    Re: A guide to a multihull thread on CF.

    Hi Dave -
    I'm taking a vacation from CF myself. Got too aggravated about the closing of a thread about the Flying Spaghetti Monster of all things, and got a "lecture" from avb3. I figured replying...
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    Re: Must I Remove All the Assholes?

    I just swim, I assume TamiCatana does the same.
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    Re: Shaft drive catamarans (35-42') and questions

    Our Solaris Sunstar 36 is shaft drive with Yanmar 3GM30Fs.
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    Re: Born to Cruise up date

    What model Solaris? Got any pictures?
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    Re: Simply put, "More Speed"!

    Moonskater -
    You don't mention what props you have, but if you're using 3 blade fixed props the cheapest way to pick up a knot (or more) is to replace them with 2 blade folders. I recommend...
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    Re: A New catamaran not fit to sail

    OK, but if you found a good builder/dealer/whatever why not tell us who it is?
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    Re: Cat broke in half

    Wharram is known for characteristics such as low weight, flexible construction with lashings, and low profiles.
    I find it hard to believe that he approved heavier displacement, a large pilothouse,...
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    Re: Maybe Cuba soon for US folks?

    One thing the USA and Cuba have in common - neither country allows its citizens to travel freely.
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    Re: Maybe Cuba soon for US folks?

    I wouldn't hold my breath.
    From what I've read, tourism is not currently up for discussion. Even if it was, the wheels of government grind exceeding slow.
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    Re: Chris White Cats in Nuevo Vallarta

    Javelin.
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    Re: What is wrong with some powerboaters?

    LMAO. Well put Sandy.
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    Re: Monohull vs Multihull?

    Chris White has designed a power cat which he says will be very economical. I saw one in St' Augustine and it was gorgeous (well, for a powerboat lol). The owners seemed quite happy with it.
    His...
  19. Thread: Crew wanted

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    Crew wanted

    Crew wanted to help move catamaran from Texas to Florida. See ad in classified section.
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    Re: changing to hydraulic steering

    Hi smj,
    Where exactly is this alignment valve? Also, for the sake of this thread, what exactly does it do?

    I'm about to start peppering you with pms concerning this, that, and the other lol.
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    Re: BoB #82 Restoration and Outfitting

    Bobate -

    I'm not a naval architect but - dihedral wings, hydrofoils, inverted v-foils, rotating wing masts, electric power, etc.

    All of that is akin to attempting to turn an old Chevrolet...
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    Re: changing to hydraulic steering

    Gramos -
    Sorry I haven't sent any pictures, I'm computer illiterate.
    Colemj's diagram is basically what I have without the tie bar alignment line from points 3 to 4.
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    Re: changing to hydraulic steering

    Gramos - My ex had a dual chain cable setup on her 45' cat, with the cables running to each rudder independently. There was no connection between the rudders.
    Worked very well, had to adjust the...
  24. Thread: Below 80K

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    Re: Below 80K

    If that's the former Susan M Jackson the owner has accepted our offer, survey is Tuesday 5/13, don't expect any surprises. Now if I can get a weather window to go straight from Port Aransas, Tx. to...
  25. Re: 2:1 main halyard? And best way to secure a halyard off?

    Incorrect spelling of hockles raises my hackles lol.
    Sorry Dave.
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    Re: canvas and attachment methods

    The only comment I've got concerns "a panel to see the sails". I've been on boats with clear panels in rigid biminis, and boats with clear panels in cloth biminis. In both cases I ended up stepping...
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    Re: What's this then?

    They've been around a long time, no idea about the manufacturer. The ones I've seen have been in smaller sizes appropriate for fishing skiffs, etc.
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    Re: Different steering issue

    Interesting tools. I just glued some sandpaper to a piece of pvc. Worked a charm, like another poster said it doesn't take much.
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    I was out of the water for a month, splashed a couple of weeks ago (Feb. 2014).
    I did some work and I had them do some work. All went well, liked the people, I'll go back.
  30. Re: Haulout facilities for catamarans 25 foot plus wide in Florida

    Catamaran Boatyard in key Largo hauled my 26' beam with no problem. The extra hull didn't seem to bother them lol.
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    Re: Miami Boat Show, thanks Dabbler

    Welcome aboard Grinzo.
  32. Re: Southwest Florida Marinas that know catamarans?

    cj -
    I'll go back. Good for diy, don't know if they do or have access to soda blasting. They have pretty much a "can do" attitude, which is refreshing. Only bitch I have is a liveaboard fee vs. no...
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    Re: request for info tri vrs cat

    LOL. Yep, not bad for a cruising boat.
    Great typo Oz.
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    Re: Marina information please

    I've docked at Southport Marina a couple of times, once for about 5 weeks. My tri is 40' loa and 26' boa.
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    Re: Crower design 226A (42/43 foot cruising cat)

    Good looking boat, seems a little down in the bows in the water picture.
    Who's Geoff Cruse?
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    Re: CATAMARAN FREE FOR ALL

    Don't feel bad, some of us that do live in the USA don't have a clue what he's talking about.
  37. Re: Southwest Florida Marinas that know catamarans?

    Do you want a marina or a boatyard? If the latter you might check out Bob & Annie's Boatyard, I think they're on Pine Island.
    I'm currently hauled at Catamaran Boatyard on Key Largo.
  38. Re: Staniel Cay Regatta : Racing mono's against cruising cat's.

    Actually that is incorrect. In 1999 the Staniel Cay New Years Day Cruisers Regatta was won by FreeStyle, a 45' Chris White Designs Voyager 45 catamaran. FreeStyle beat all comers, including the A...
  39. Re: Relying on Autopilot too much? Crashed Catana pics

    Dave -
    Somehow I missed this post. I can't afford a Catana, but maybe I can buy an owner's manual. Gives a whole new meaning to the expression "boat ****".
    Leaving Melbourne in a few days en route...
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    Re: Custom Carbon Wheel

    David -
    Pretty cool.
    Hope there was nothing else going on that required clamps lol.
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