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    Re: Best satellite phone email system?

    Hi, Spot free promotion ,iridium, and inreach by delorme seems eazy. Pricy .
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    leopard 44 2012

    Hi
    My friend fell in love with the leopard44 after i convinced him to switch to catamarans, especially this model , he owned a monohull ... not a bad one, but a monohull.
    I felt the frontal direct...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    i am looking for chinese or other emerging market marine ply, do anyone have some good references ? I have a group of contractors who would buy the balance of a container if the supplier can offer...
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    Re: Wavepiercing Bows on Catamarans

    I am late on this topic, but this is even more a trend. Also the squared head sails (voile ŕ corne) .
    In my mind, the idea is to go on a straight line and get the thing out of the water friction...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    I have been busy with work and neglected to develop on my catamaran project.
    But the ease of repair of ply/epoxy has been a major factor. I have looked at in some extent used carbon fiber products....
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    NO NO and NO ! you sound like my wife ... about me pushing her to surfkite, what did you think ? You are priviledged to have your dreams such as yours.
    As long as the dream doesn't become a...
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    Re: Sunseeker fire - due to figreglass structure!

    i forgot to mention Faraday when i mentionned the aluminum foils behind the sprinklers.
    But i am considering nano metal also for coating the roofs and walls.
    Lightning struck my friend as he was...
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    Re: Sunseeker fire - due to figreglass structure!

    i dont know if that will help but there it is.
    I got some Roxul mineral insulation, i plan to impregnate it with slow epoxy and finish (fair) the surface with a mixture of sand and epoxy. I have...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    My staff is willing to exchange vacations for time, with CM and vacuum bagging, the project is a 3 month construction site, including paint job by my friend. Right now i like Alexseal paint system....
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    Re: Foam core below the waterline?

    I am pleased to hear balsa's performance in salt water, what if in fresh water ? Mildew ?
    Right now i am testing a new product. Actually few new products. One is GPET from Gurit (Corecell) and the...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    i did alibaba and i got many replies. I have to check if the BS 1088 is the same (must be) as in USA or Can (Noah) . At 15 $US per 3mm x 1,2m x 2,4m sheet, it shows potential.
    For me wood is an...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    meet such great people in New England, one of my friends there has been like a father to me, he introduced me to great people. I don't think it is astrange to the fact that alot share the same...
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    Re: Hard Chine hulls versus round bilge

    Rocker or not, round hulls or not , to be or not to be ?
    After i saw how much weight was put on 4 letter size paper sheets tubing, i dont have to go back to my college years to aknowledge the...
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    Re: homework assignment

    Madmariner had a winter special, i am too late !
    I have only apples, but i didi some nav with nobeltec in the bahamas. 6' draft ! we had lots of fun, now it will be a cat with 2 ft (boards up) draft...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    Do you need a USCG or some CPS diploma for this ?
    Have you been to Mattapoisett ? Funny name isn't it ? I was there one Christmass and when i got out of the car, a fly passed by ! 2 days later below...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    Peter,
    Do you have your CPS ? if not, i recommend strongly. If you can save 50% + gst + ++++
    on income tax, by purchasing a "charter cat" got to show seriousness to irs ... even if you pay 10% too...
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    Re: BB385 watermaker

    If this may help.
    I plan to have a heat recycling process in the second phase of gray water treatement.
    1st phase = at your feet or right after the polution occurs, a filter takes care of hair...
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    Re: Cat Depreciation

    Hi Peter,
    I am more of a builder than a buyer of a used vessel. BUT, being a canuck too, i had issues with the low canadian $ in past years, when our dollar was 65 cents US. It was good for exports...
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    Re: Some video plans

    i have been reading on advertizements on all raymarine cameras for night vision etc.
    i ll get back to you on this with some thoughts but i use skype ...
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    Re: Americanisms

    euh ! this is funny ya all ! we have similar language "differences" between our sort of french in Quebec and France. Alot of times the French don't even know the subject of our conversations. I have...
  21. Thread: hull fouling

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    Re: hull fouling

    has anyone used Alexseal paint system ? i consider either Awlgrip (brush or spray) or Alexseal (only spray) . I favor (among my friends) a dark marine blue color for the vertical surfaces and white...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    like the Tour de France, one "étape" step at a time. Got to put gas in the boat, honestly, if it wasn't for wakesurfing and deep water (no more scuba) swimming, i would sell this noisy and smelly...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    are U familiar with Cylinder Mold and vacuum bagging ? My friends and i watched many times the dvd sold by Kurt Hughes. His thoughts reached my thoughts as the basis of the development of the...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    60 ft long , 40 ft wide ich. foldable to 32 ft long 16 ft wide and containerable.
    i'll describe later the program. Just came back from the water, spinakers are always nice to look at ! Easy sailing...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    where are you located, perhaps we can look at buying a whole container of okoume bs1088, first calculations about 2400 sheets of ply 1/8 x 4 x 8 , check the prices from china on alibaba ... my friend...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    You are correct i have been using amas for the nonhabitable hulls. The cat i plan to build is somewhat a Proa and a cat. the ama being the outrigger , the vaka the main hull, and the akas the wings...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    Yes, tramps can be quite catchy ... in the wind and waves ! My first choice was fish nets like on the ORMA tris, but i have to deal with my other cat (catwoman) and she just wont compromise on 2...
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    Re: Plywood Catamarans

    I hope this will help you and secure you more in your project.
    i ordered and seen it 3 times ... Kurt Hughes dvd on ply "okoume" and epoxy multihulls construction. My project is bigger (60 ft cat) ,...
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