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    Default Re: 32' Catamaran Capsize Off California

    That's funny, I didn't even catch that. But it must be true, it was on wikipedia!
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    Mike,
    If I remeber correctly, they went to Oz the way you described and then came back via Cape Horn, so technically not around the World as they missed out Cape of Good Hope, but still one hell of an achievement I would say.

    Mind you what a thread drift this has been.

    32 ft Cat capsized
    Only 40ft plus Cats are safe :
    How do we make our cats longer
    Pictures of topless models
    Sailing around the world

    Can we drift it any more


    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga O View Post
    I know that Wikipedia is THE definitive source of knowledge , but I'm confused .



    How did they do that - or was it another trip that took them round Cape Horn?

    Fair Winds,
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    Lewis went through the Magellan Straits....

    Rosie sure livened up MOCRA meetings in the early/mid 70's. Surprisingly perhaps her children turned out very sensible. Colin built/sold a number of Prouts he bought as kits in the 80's

    Their downfall was Granary Loafer (the last sponsor) a 70ft BoB cat built at great cost for a race that never happened. Not a successful design, because without keels it drifted too much(!) but I saw in being used as a day charter boat in Antigua a few years ago

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    Default Re: 32' Catamaran Capsize Off California

    In an attempt to wander this thread some more..

    Non UK readers may have missed this

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_a...t/10599774.stm

    Do you think they can spot a bowsprit from space if they can read newspapers from that distance??


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    Richard, that article has a very interesting map at the end of what I presume are vessel AIS hits worldwide. Kinda interesting for those who think the ocean is empty of traffic and you only need to worry when in 'shipping lanes'!

    BTW, I'll probably be around on the 21st so DO look me up when you come through Friday Harbor. I'm the only cat closest to shore on your left coming up the main pier. And/or PM before you get there.

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    In the spirit of thread drift....

    Party @ cchesley's MC41 on the 21st!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga O View Post
    I know that Wikipedia is THE definitive source of knowledge , but I'm confused .

    across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific...They were the first catamaran to round Cape Horn.

    How did they do that?

    Fair Winds,
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    Extremely wide beam??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireaney View Post
    Mind you what a thread drift this has been.

    32 ft Cat capsized
    Only 40ft plus Cats are safe :
    How do we make our cats longer
    Pictures of topless models
    Sailing around the world
    Ian, where did you hide the topless model photos.....???

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    Default Re: 32' Catamaran Capsize Off California

    Back on topic (sigh!)

    This from

    http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/...7-12&dayid=452

    "We're happy to report that the PDQ 32 catamaran Catalyst, which flipped last week in heavy weather and eventually drifted, upside down, into a reef-fringed North Coast 'doghole', has been successfully rescued and righted. She now lies safely at Albion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woods Designs View Post
    In an attempt to wander this thread some more..

    Non UK readers may have missed this

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_a...t/10599774.stm

    Do you think they can spot a bowsprit from space if they can read newspapers from that distance??
    No...No...No.... they will only track vessels within territorial waters ... unless of course the boat has playboy bunnies or topless models on board... in which case, for security reasons, they can keep an eye on that boat where ever it travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropic Cat View Post
    Ian, where did you hide the topless model photos.....???
    I didn't there in the book I am reading at the moment Ooops, let he cat out of the bag here didn't I

    I had sausages and mash potato for my dinner tonight, the mash potato was one of those pre-prepared from the super market, it was excellent, any body else tried it

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    Ian wins!!... not only does he have the coveted title of Sheriff, he is also the King of thread drift.

    3 cheers for the Sheriff!

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    I'm happy to see that they salvaged the PDQ 32. I even happier that I'm not the one who has to repair all the water damage. I wonder if it's insured, and if the insurance company will write it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropic Cat View Post
    Ian wins!!... not only does he have the coveted title of Sheriff, he is also the King of thread drift.

    3 cheers for the Sheriff!
    Thanks Rick, I wondered if anybody would notice my strange drift and if so maybe thought I was going a bit mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireaney View Post
    Thanks Rick, I wondered if anybody would notice my strange drift and if so maybe thought I was going a bit mad
    Not so much a case of noticeing it, more a fact of expecting it

    Insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results

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    Default Re: 32' Catamaran Capsize Off California - Drift

    Ian, I suggest you try the Supermarket tinned new potatos. Get the cheapest 'value' ones. They too are good, as well as amazingly cheap.

    Except that they are UN-SALTED! Madness! Why did we let the lunatics take over?

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxingout View Post
    I'm happy to see that they salvaged the PDQ 32. I even happier that I'm not the one who has to repair all the water damage. I wonder if it's insured, and if the insurance company will write it off.
    Agree - otherwise the boat would have made its way to Friday Harbor and ended up @
    "Walking on Water's" dock at the same time Richard Woods showed up.

    Of course, the anti-multi crowd will use this to crow about how our boats don't right.

    Fair Winds,
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    Gees, I hate to go back on topic here but from the latest articles it seems like this woman was trying things anyway. She was dragging rodes for example.
    Have to see what she writes up for Lat's on what all they had going on.

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    I presume that cleaning up the mess will be cheaper than buying another new cat! However, if they decide to get rid of it, I want to know! By the look of Zero to Cruising's post, she is one lucky cat! She floated, upside down, into a rock fringed hole that didn't look as though there was enough space between the rocks for her to pass.

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    Yes, it will be interesting. Clearly, she has lost her mast and is going to have some issues with electronics, wiring, engines etc. Did the vessel have good insurance (agreed value) and if so, will the underwriter total the boat?

    Then you also have the fact that PDQ is essentially out of business and this boat is no longer made.

    Lots of questions yet to be answered, and a sad way to start off with a "new to you" boat.

    Fair Winds,
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