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Thread: Beach Cat in Singlehanded Transpac?

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    i was my first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanRhone View Post
    Never thought about trying to right an F-27, thought it wouldn't be possible without a lot of help. I also thought a F-27 would be a heck of a lot harder to turn over and therefore be safer than a monohull.
    Theres a procedure to self right an f27. Fold one ama and flood. Slack shroud by releasing tensioner to tilt rig. Once upright , unfold, , retension, bail IIRC. google should find it..here it is http://www.f-boat.com/pages/backgrou...zearticle.html

    It also reminds that Urs (Bridgerunner SL33) put a self inflator on his masthead.

    One safety note for multihull speed is to use it to avoid bad conditions. In the case of Transpac at night- advice of Peter Hogg is to reef down main so you can release headsail sheets to depower- also remember you wont be sailing DDW so heading down is depower too.
    Here's Peter on a beach cat :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95c5ZM_y79U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95c5ZM_y79U

    Gino and Pete Melvin were on board too (and Stan?)- probably will be up for RBBS. Worth trying to chat with them- they do small cats too
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...orrelli+melvin

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie simpson View Post
    To any SSS members that have the power to accept or deny an SHTP race entry, I have a question for you.

    If someone (me) were to put together an offshore-capable beach catamaran that was 20-feet or longer in length, and then completed a qualifier and make the boat meet all race rules, would the RC accept their entry?

    Beach cats have crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific multiple times singlehanded, and Yvan Bourgnon from Switzerland has almost circumnavigated a beach catamaran.

    I'm not super serious about this endeavor yet, but am just curious if it would be allowed. It has been on my mind for quite some time.

    Thank you,

    Ronnie Simpson

    edit: per reviewing the rules, this rule would likely pose a problem. if a multi-time race veteran showed up with an otherwise sea-worthy vessel that didn't meet this rule, would it be possible to get an exception or waiver?

    5 ADDITIONAL MULTIHULL REQUIREMENTS
    5.01 Multihull yachts shall meet the requirements of RRC Rule 3 and 4 as well as the following: [a] A combined length and beam of at least 40 feet, with a minimum beam of one half the length.
    Stilletto 27 works http://www.stilettocatamarans.com/st...ifications.htm
    Survived DHF 82 when the Moore 24 and Ranger 23 (27?) was lost. sailed up on the beach
    http://www.nwas.org/digest/papers/19...-Duckworth.pdf

    Ironically boat and one crew (Madigan) was lost in 84 when hit junk in the water and capsized ( I saw the helo from my SC27)

    Thread with some ocean references http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1050081

    You might want to read the DHF99 stories. F31 lost (and made it to the channel islands). Wild ride on F25c . Cruise on Seawind. Harvey Schlasky (you won the memorial in 2012) was lost. http://www.sfbama.org/fs/index.html

    Also DHF95 when Peter lost Mama Shama's Aotea
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    Quote Originally Posted by K38Bob View Post
    Stilletto 27 works http://www.stilettocatamarans.com/st...ifications.htm
    Survived DHF 82 when the Moore 24 and Ranger 23 (27?) was lost. sailed up on the beach
    http://www.nwas.org/digest/papers/19...-Duckworth.pdf

    Ironically boat and one crew (Madigan) was lost in 84 when hit junk in the water and capsized ( I saw the helo from my SC27)

    Thread with some ocean references http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1050081

    You might want to read the DHF99 stories. F31 lost (and made it to the channel islands). Wild ride on F25c . Cruise on Seawind. Harvey Schlasky (you won the memorial in 2012) was lost. http://www.sfbama.org/fs/index.html

    Also DHF95 when Peter lost Mama Shama's Aotea
    Here's a local TIKI 21 design by Wharram thats logged 3100+ miles http://tiki21littlecat.blogspot.com/

    Wharram boats have crossed many oceans and have withstood test of time http://wharram.com/site/

    and in between the stiletto and wharram a seawind 24 . well proven oz boat https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...atamaran+specs

    crossing the pacific http://seawindcat.blogspot.com/
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    "There are old sailors, and there are bold sailors, but there are no old bold sailors"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter00 View Post
    "There are old sailors, and there are bold sailors, but there are no old bold sailors"
    t.s. eliot again?

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    Not with a bang
    But first a bang
    Then a oh fuck what was that?
    Then a whimper

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    To defend my misquote above. I was reading the latest edition of Classic Boat Mag. and the editor in the opening editorial used the same quote that Nightmare used only attributing it to TS Eliot. Now who can blame me for trusting the editor of Classic Boat over some bilge rat that belongs to SSS. I think it was Classic Boat, maybe it was Better Homes and Gardens, I also have subscriptions to Poke or is it Thrust, I don't know, I get mixed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter00 View Post
    "There are old sailors, and there are bold sailors, but there are no old bold sailors"
    http://sfbaysss.net/archive-shtp-web..._feathers.html

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    Is your point Robert Crawford at 63 was old?...and a Cal 20 is a far cry from a Beach Cat. Anyway, Peter has just forgotten what it was like when he was young and bold and sailed half way around the globe in a 100 year old wooden boat. I believe he misquoted T S Eliot then. In the end it doesn't matter who said it as long as they're dead.

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