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Old 05-03-2015, 10:49 AM   #98
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City: Walnut Grove Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cary'D Away
Vessel Model: Hatteras 48 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2012
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In the mid 80's I spent several days on a 70' steel trawler cat named Sea Sport. We were diving off the coast of Australia near Townsville. The weather was very rough as we were on the edge of a typhoon. The reef is 95 miles off shore so there is plenty of ocean to built waves between Townsville and the reef. We dove in conditions that would not have been possible to do from a monohull . Wave heights were in the mid 20's, The lack of roll and stable platform provided by the cat was very impressive. The downside was the noise and drumming of the tunnel. We were able to walk about , carry dive gear, depart and board in these conditions. The only downside to a cat is finding a place to dock it.
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