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Old 06-07-2019, 05:49 PM   #21
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The more important question is what boat are you considering after you part with the Cat? Should it be able to cross Oceans? What kind of upper speed are you thinking? Is it for full time live aboard, etc. You have the advantage of experience so you should do okay on your next boat in terms of needs and wants.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:39 PM   #22
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sell Catamaran buy a Trawler

The main point is the rolling of the trawler versus the catamaran. Cat not roll at anchor while Trawler rolls. The movement are totally different. When you are sailing the catamaran does not swing from one side to the other. For this reason many trawlers use stabilizers.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:15 PM   #23
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4 thrusters... just to make it easier for us to get into marinas and tight spots. We had thought about doing 2 tunnel thrusters, but ended up going with a 4-pump jet system instead.

We only have 230 gallons of fuel... and we end up motoring most of the time. The mast height has been an issue, trying to follow our trawler friends to some places... and it's hard to run a sailboat alone at night (my wife can never sleep while we're underway at night -- worried about me being on deck... etc.).

How long have you had this catamaran? How much experience do you have, or have you allowed yourself to learn to handle the vessel?



Most catamaran with twin engines and props are extremely maneuverable once you get the hang of it. Don't understand the need for thrusters, let alone 4 of them??


You ask for long range, what sort of long range? Where is you want to visit?...offshore?...across oceans??


The suggestion about removing the mast and saving it for resale might make sense if that's really what your after. In place of that mast there could be erected a small crows nest or short tower.


I'm an old sailing guy who is very partial to 'motorsailing catamarans'. google my name along with 'motorsailer' and I'm sure you will come up with lots of hits.


BTW, I take you don't sail her much because shes a bit big for just you and your wife?....or are your present day trips to short to justify sailing??
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I spoke of it here,..
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If you do the Keys, or the Bahamas, or North Carolina, or Chesapeake Bay keep this in mind.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:41 PM   #25
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or maybe a 'temp' control station up top like this cat I spotted in Thailand


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..or maybe a shorter rig that you and your wife could easily handle,...all roller furling
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...more elaborate tower
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I think you naysayers need to go back to the first page of this subject thread and look at a few of the vessels presented there.

Then I would strongly suggest you have a look thru this extensive blog by the owners of Domino, a 20m (65') Tennant powercat that has done a considerable bit long range cruising, including offshore. They are getting ready to do the Pacific now.

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By the way, I had suggested that a version of this design could be converted into a 'motorsailer' with the addition of my aft-mast rig.
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My wife and I are relatively new to the boat owners club, with our amazing 60-foot sailing catamaran. We are just wrapping up another big upgrade to the boat, installing 4 thrusters, and started to think about "what's next".

We really wanted to try how we'd like owning a sailboat, but now we think that a trawler may be better for us.

There have been a few people who told us to "just trade with someone who wants a catamaran". We kind of dismissed these comments, but I thought I'd post here and see what you all think.

PS: We have a 2006 Fountaine Pajot Eleuthera 60, with a full refit in 2015 (new engines, electronics, generator, 1200 gallon watermaker...). In the last 8 months, we've added lithium-ion batteries, 1400-watts of solar, and a 4-pump thruster system. -- Looking for a 55-60 foot trawler with a long range.

I'm in the market for a cat, how much do you want for it?
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