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5 Cruising Classics

Looking for an older cruising cat? Something that in its day was state of the art, that over time has maintained its value, and that still does what it was designed to do? Something you can find, maybe renovate, and … Continue reading

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Hull Flying

I just read a long thread elsewhere on the topic of cruising cats that fly a hull. Interesting stuff. Ultimately, it turned into a bit of a character discussion and emotional issue, but some great points were made. For what … Continue reading

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Disaster Day!

So the editors of MQ think I need to spice things up a bit. They are requesting more disaster stories, more bikinis, and maybe even more kids and dogs…because everyone knows that babies and puppies are big draws! With all … Continue reading

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VPLP

When I get hired as a buyer’s consultant, often I start the process with a discussion of the greatest designers in the history of Multihulls. The truth is, there are so many huge egos out there that some new guy … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to…..

Play Station? Geronimo? Commodore Explorer? Team Adventure? Orange II? What can you do with old race boats when they become obsolete? Day sailors? Convert them to charter boats? Training boats? I think that sadly, a lot of them just get … Continue reading

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What would you buy?

Let’s play this game again! If you had all the money you would ever need, and you wanted a great cruising catamaran to sail around the world on, what would you buy? How would you decide? First off, you would … Continue reading

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(Extreme) Budget Cruising

I remember so vividly being in the French Islands of the Caribbean, sitting there on my 50′ catamaran, watching all the Lagoons, FPs and Leopards sailing by. I would pick up my favorite copy of Blue Water Sailing and start … Continue reading

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Fastest Boat on Earth?

The pursuit of outright speed records has been an obsession of multihull sailors for some time now. Of course, there really are different ways to look at this, depending on what out and out speed means. 500 meter course? New … Continue reading

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