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Old 07-31-2018, 08:14 AM   #21
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I met with Dick Tuschick (the owner of Rhumbline Yachts) aboard his PDQ cat a few weeks ago in Boston. He told me that his only gripe with cats after cruising 250k thousand miles (not a typo!!) was in a big head sea. Cats don't like a big head sea and hitting them straight on. He said a big beam sea is no problem at all.

I loved his boat and I've added a small cat (less than 40') to my list of potential next boats. But as others have said, I'm also worried about berthing a cat.

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Old 07-31-2018, 09:46 AM   #22
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I would think w a head sea on the quarter tremendous torquing forces of the hull would put the cross spars that keep the hulls appart under stresses that would tend to tear then appart. One hull would be thrust hard upwards and the other would fall into the trough.

So the cross spars would need to be very strong and thus quite heavy. All the structure put into the cross spars would be taken away from hulls or what they could carry.

Seems more like a loose loose than a win win to me.

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