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  1. Re: Need email contacts at Fountaine Pajot

    PM sent.
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    Re: boarding/ swim ladder types ?

    Hi gramos,

    I will be fitting this kind of swimming ladder to my boat next season:
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  3. Re: Catamaran winter haul-out, repairs & live aboard in Spain/Portugal

    Hi Chicchis435,

    Welcome aboard here.

    Back in the winter of 2012/13 I hauled my boat out in Cartagena at the yard next to YPC Yacht Port Cartagena - my cat's beam is 6.2m and they hauled here...
  4. Re: Shatterproof Stainless Steel Yacht Wine Glasses

    Hi Alan,

    I like your product and am thinking of ordering the Island set! Does the possibility exist to have my boat's name imprinted on the glasses instead of place names?
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    Re: Tri-lens radar reflector

    So we managed to get the radar reflector off without any damage, most probably the thread was glued. All well :thanks
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    Re: Tri-lens radar reflector

    Hi Didier,

    Thanks for that info, useful. Will be giving it a go tomorrow with the yard boys.

    Hope you are well, happy sailing :cool:

    Ciao
    Roger
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    Tri-lens radar reflector

    Help needed! - I have the standard tri-lens radar reflector fixed to the top of my mast and due to welding work there it has to come off. It sits in the provided holder and turns but does not want to...
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    Re: I'm Buying a Sunrise 36' in Kemah.

    Congratulations on the purchase of "Sunrise" and bon voyage! Are the bulbous bows a recent addition as they do not show on the pictures?
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    European Storm Forecast ESTOFEX

    I was only recently made aware of the website " European Storm Forecast Experiment " www.estofex.org and would like to pass this tip on for those of you who are sailing in these waters.

    On the...
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    Re: Breaking Docking Lines

    John, I am using the Forsheda wrap-around rubber dampers size 4 which is the biggest one they produced. Having tried various brands I have made best experience with the Forsheda ones and can only...
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    Re: Breaking Docking Lines

    Hi John,

    the line broke where it exited the rubber mooring damper which itself was swinging between the quay and the boat. It broke on the damper's side closer to the boat. There was no chafe...
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    Breaking Docking Lines

    I am currently with " Burnout " in Kapsali harbour on the Greek island of Kythera, sheltering from a front passing through with northerly winds 35 kts+. The harbour is open to the south, but a swell...
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    Re: Hey - I rescued a trimaran today!

    Hi Mike,

    We had a W5 gusting W6 blowing down the hill at the time. Enough to move this alloy tri weighing 10T at an impressive speed! :whistling

    Ciao
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    Hey - I rescued a trimaran today!

    This afternoon a French 13m trimaran at anchorage here in Pedi Bay on Symi Island, Greece broke its anchorage and started drifting towards rocks - I had been aboard that morning for a coffee with the...
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    Lightning and Thunderstorms Website

    I have today come across a website for world-wide viewing of lightning and thunderstorms in real time which could be of aid to us multihull sailors:

    www.en.blitzortung.org/live_lightning_maps.php
  16. Re: Looking at 50ish foot performance/cruising cat for world cruising.

    Have a look at the Freydis cat designed by Eric Lerouge. They are all semi-custom builds and thus come in different sizes and are fast cats. Yachtworld currently have two listed.
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    Re: Hydraulic Propulsion

    Hi Peter,

    My understanding is that two-bladed propellers are the most in-efficient propellers around. I want to change to three-bladed ones to give me more power and speed when motoring into wind...
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    Rhodes, Greece

    The A1 Shipyard in Rhodes can lift out catamarans up to 11m width with their travellift. They are located in the new shipyard harbour about 1M south of Rhodes Marina.

    A1 Shipyard
    Rhodes 85100,...
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    Israeli Pre-Arrival Form

    I am planning to sail to Israel in July or August. As mentioned on Noonsite, I requested the Yacht-IMOT pre-arrival form from the Israeli Navy and was today informed that this is for Israeli flagged...
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    Hydraulic Propulsion

    My cat has one Lombardini 34hp diesel engine with hydraulic transmission to the two propellers. This has worked very well since buying the boat in 2008. I am now wanting to change the two-blades...
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    Re: Unstepping Mast on my Lagoon 440

    Last year in Malta I had the yard unstep the mast on my 11m cat and later restep it for which I was charged €375. I can't comment on the labour and material costs regarding the track.
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    Re: Drying out in Es***

    In the River Blackwater you will find Osea Island. About a mile ENE of Osea Island is a sand bar which falls dry at low water and could well be used for your purposes.
  23. Re: Recomendations for dingy on davits when doing big crossings

    Peter,

    When we crossed the Bay of Biscay which is known to occcasionally have big waves I kept the dinghy in the davits but upside down to prevent any swamping. This worked well. The outboard was...
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    Rhodes New Marina

    Iíve now spent the time from the beginning of October 2016 as a liveaboard in the Rhodes New Marina (RNM) in Greece.


    This was the second winter period for the RNM (in reality the first fully...
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    Round The World Record Attempts

    For those of you interested in Round The World Records there are currently two trimarans out there attempting to set new records:

    1) Thomas Coville (solo) on "Sodebo"
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    Painting UV - Strip?

    I would like to change the colour of the newish UV strip on my genoa from light grey to black. Does anyone know if there is a special paint available which would do the job and where I could obtain...
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    Re: Broken Daggerboard on "Burnout"

    Hi Mike,

    Yes LARS keels would solve the problem of daggerboards breaking provided they can be attached securely but at the price of more permanent draught and more permanent drag and even less...
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    Re: Broken Daggerboard on "Burnout"

    Had a good sail from Malta first to Preveza in Greece and then down the Pelepones to Crete and on in the direction of Rhodes until a small "difficulty" arose:

    When sailing off the SE coast of...
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    Re: Solar electric cat

    Whilst I see this point I was thinking of the latest generation of water generators like the French-built Watt & Sea or the German Sail N Sea. In fact the 8 Volvo Ocean Race yachts are now all being...
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    Re: Solar electric cat

    Hi Parker,
    I see it differently:
    - You are using your battery power to move the boat at say 7 kts which uses for example 10 Amps of battery power.
    - By utilising a water generator you could at...
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    Re: Solar electric cat

    Very interesting and unique concept! Would it not be practical to add one / two water generators to your cockpit transom which would be producing incoming electric power when you're moving along...
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    Re: Dazcat 1495

    Peter,

    Have you ordernd one? In which case your Azuli might come up for sale :whistling

    That said I like the boat.
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    Re: Broken Daggerboard on "Burnout"

    Happy to report that after a sejourn of 8.5 months on the hard in Malta "Burnout" is now back n the water, equipped with two new daggerboards and many other improvements. Had two leaks but they...
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    Re: Shionning

    Sailed 1,250M on the original small 8m twin-masted Radial Bay cat off South Africa, brilliant design and great boat. From that experience I'd say a Jeff Schionning designed cat has it's merits.
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    Re: Replacing outside window covers

    A friend of mine has the mesh material and an inside clear see-through material which can be dropped and fixed on the inside with Velcro for when it rains or blows.
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    Re: Replacing outside window covers

    Hi hulagirl4737,

    Sorry, don't remember the cheaper product's name, I relied on the fitter's advice on the product's quality and duration.
    This was a new installation, so the fitter came for the...
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    Re: Replacing outside window covers

    Hi hulagirl4737!

    Welcome to the forum.

    Where are you based? I had such window coverings made in Malta last summer and was told there are basically a cheaper and a more expensive material...
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    Re: Marine Traffic Positions

    Mike,

    Rick has a fast catamaran and can't keep up with inputting his position :whistling!
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    Re: Marine Traffic Positions

    Had that occurance last year when Marine Traffic showed me parked up in the marina in Messina whereas I was actually in Sorento - I had been to Messina two days earlier. No clue why this happened. MT...
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    Re: Hafa Adai from Guam

    Hi Paul and "Mrs. Paul",
    Welcome to this forum. Hope you will find infos and your questions answered, we'll try our best :whistling !
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