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Old 04-15-2021, 11:52 AM   #1
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Will the trawler forum kick me off if

I just bought a blow boat?

After all, it has twin small diesels and goes slow.
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Old 04-15-2021, 11:54 AM   #2
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Blow boat with twins? Need more info DD

Cat?
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:00 PM   #3
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I have seen more than a few monos with twins. Usually pretty good size to start with.
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:12 PM   #4
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Shhh, don't tell anybody but in normal times (non-COVID) my wife and I would charter a rag boat at least a couple times a year with another couple. Kept up our sailing skills, helped us embrace the whole "one with nature" thing, and it made us appreciate that our cabin cruiser back home has nice big windows high off the water and isn't a cave or hole in the water with slippery ladder stairs to the sole and we don't need nets on the beds to keep us from rolling out onto the floor, heeling over on a long beam reach.
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:15 PM   #5
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She is a Lagoon 380 sailcat; not exactly rare; over 700 made. 21' beam. Its like driving a tracked bulldozer.
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She is a Lagoon 380 sailcat; not exactly rare; over 700 made. 21' beam. Its like driving a tracked bulldozer.
Congrats! I always thought of recent production cats as modern motorsailers.

Here's my dirty secret:
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:46 PM   #7
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Congrats! I always thought of recent production cats as modern motorsailers.

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Ooh, is that an Alerion? Very pretty...
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Ooh, is that an Alerion? Very pretty...
Yes indeed! Alerion 28; I got it for my parents, who missed our weekly daysails after we got our trawler. The trawler's vastly better for cruising, but to be honest there's not much appeal in putting around the bay under power, so this really fills the gap. She's almost insultingly easy to sail with the self tacking boom, lazy jacks, etc. Schumacher hull with a modern fin keel and spade rudder so she really moves well.
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Old 04-15-2021, 01:18 PM   #9
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She is a Lagoon 380 sailcat; not exactly rare; over 700 made. 21' beam. Its like driving a tracked bulldozer.
Skid steer? put one in reverse to turn.
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:40 PM   #10
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If you post while the sail is stowed and you are underway then you are a power boat.
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A lifetime of sailing, on occasion serious, taught me a lot of skills I use every time I operate a power boat. Here's the last one we had. 6000 miles in 4 years.
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My sailing is now limited to dinghies. My own Laser and crewing on friends' other classes.
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Old 04-15-2021, 04:26 PM   #13
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A lifetime of sailing, on occasion serious, taught me a lot of skills I use every time I operate a power boat. Here's the last one we had. 6000 miles in 4 years.
Catalina 42, a great weekender + for two.
Mine was a 30, one sailboat owned
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Catalina 30, a great weekender + for two.
That was my one owned sailboat.
I think that's a 42 - Frers drew the hull & its my fave of the Catalinas. Nice!
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I think that's a 42 - Frers drew the hull & its my fave of the Catalinas. Nice!
Oscar will be here soon to correct, yes he had a 30 before the 42
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I think that's a 42 - Frers drew the hull & its my fave of the Catalinas. Nice!
I thought it was a Nelson/Marek design with Gerry Douglas on tenor.

Maybe the best sailing Catalina is the original 38 from the 'Yankee' molds by S&S, though.
Also the prettiest, to me. Fast and stiff.
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Considering the time actually under sail the majority of sail boats are more properly deemed power boats so you get provisional membership. As long as you don't start long soliloquys about the tranquil peaceful silence of sailing and admit that a Rocna is better than a CQR, then you get my vote. If your diesels are single cylinder 10HP hand cranked then you might be banished to cruisers forum.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:29 PM   #19
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Its not a sailboat......its a displacement trawler with an extreme antenna mount!
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:41 PM   #20
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Honestly, the twins will probably get you in more trouble here than the sails.



Just kidding. Mostly.
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