PB - Cruising CAT
- As I am unable to post or attached a small image. I hope the
description below will be enough.
I saw a Phil Bolger Cruising Cat design in Thomas Firth Jones book
The desgin is a homebuilt plywood cruising cat with a modest overall
breadth masts set behind cabin, rig, engine centreboard and working
area all in starboard hull; domestic accommodation only in port hull
any information appreciated
- Mine were a small racing cat and a 30ft tri, so didn't really compare.
But I sail with a friend in his 27ft racing/cruising cat. I don't
prefer either, both have given memorable sails. I especially remember
swooping through a monohull fleet in the cat, gybing from side to side
under a big reaching spinnaker...sheer bliss!
--- In email@example.com, "Todd" <ktsrfer@m...> wrote:
> Which one did you prefer the cat or the tri. Where they both same
> length /size.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dbaldnz" <oink@w...> wrote:
> > I have owned and sailed both Todd, though not with sharpie hulls
> > DonB
> > Wow I'm ammazed that DonB
> > > would even try and compare a cat to a tri!
> > >
> > > Todd
> > > > --- In email@example.com, "dbaldnz" <oink@w...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Even trimarans with much narrower (on the bottom) flat
> > > floats
> > > > > pound uncomfortably when going to windward in lumpy
> > > > > I imagine the Bolger cat would be fun for messing about in
> > > sheltered
> > > > > waters, but that would be about it.
> > > > > DonB
> > > >
> > > > Mr Bolger has seculated that a flat bottom may pound less than
> > > slight V
> > > > because of the chussionng effect of the air compresses
> > > boat and
> > > > water just before impact I wonder how thing might effect
> > > craft?
> > > > jeffery