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how to lift Isotope cat off trailer advice needed
by RobertHandyman / 02/02/23 10:28 PM

I have an Isotope 16 that needs bottom repairs on the hulls. Does anyone know where it is
safe to lift underneath with jacks? I am told that the hulls on Isotopes are fragile.
Thank you
from Raleigh NC
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NACRA 500 Spi Halyard Fouls on Jib Furler
by '81 Hobie 16 Lac Leman / 11/11/22 06:11 PM


OK--when the spinnaker is snuffed in bag the halyard running up the mast has the tendency to get fouled in the jib roller furler. Easy to fix by unfurling the jib but nevertheless it is annoying.

We are thinking of a ring or other restraint on spreaders to hold the halyard out of the furler. Thought of ring higher but concerned if it fouls then will not be able to fix on the water.

Any advice beyond keeping the halyard taught? Rings, other restraints? Pictures or diagram would be great.

Small but annoying problem that I am sure other people have solved!

Thank you
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by northsea junkie / 08/26/22 03:51 PM

Is the topaz Cat 14 the new device for old cat sailors. I wonder if it will help me to restart my sailing from 76 year.
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Hull pressurizing
by DaleYoung / 06/13/22 01:39 PM

Just completed refurbish of a Supercat 17. After sailing I noticed a lot of air pressure built up inside of the hulls. I would imagine that could do some damage if left. Is there a recommended spot to drill a vent hole? or is there a vent available?
Thanks in advance!
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Daggerboard cutout base seal on hull
by nobrush / 05/30/22 08:33 PM

I need to reseal the base of the daggerboard sleeve (proper name?) where it meets the base of the hull. I'm pretty sure it's leaking water into the boat here. It definitely had some hard material in there I had to chip out which is I'm guessing fiberglass putty, or should I replace it with something that flexes a bit? I'm wondering if heavy duty silicone would hold up or if the beating it possibly takes in there would make anything but putty work, or is there something else I should use?
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Reminded me of a spinnaker run on a Beach Cat (back in the day)
by Thomm225 / 11/10/21 01:03 AM

Recently got caught in winds upwards of the mid 30 knot range with tide against the wind. (Chesapeake Bay, lower Bay)

I only have one set of reef points in my main so I was pretty much stuck single handing my good old boat with the wrong sail up and tired due to lack of sleep. I had to take over steering for the autopilot due too to much main up.

Video is after 15 miles and I had reopened the hatch after closing it earlier after a few waves broke over the side and into the cockpit.

Boat is still over powered though even after things have laid down a bit and is pushing a lot of water.

Wind is still sing in the rigging though so it hasn't laid down all that much.

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The Catamaran sailing DVD - anyone got a copy for sale / rent?
by AquaAddict / 08/08/21 12:20 PM


Does anyone have a copy of this DVD they would sell, or rent out please? I heard it is very good but unfortunatley it's no longer available to purchase new.


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hull resistance
by Leo Ambtman / 07/28/21 07:00 PM

Can anybody tell me what is the difference in resistance sailing on two hulls against sailing on one (lifting one out) in ideal conditions (windforce three)? Personally I think between 10 and 15 percent less resistance. Is there any scientific research done about this?
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Trip to TX SPI or CC in Early Oct
by Banzilla / 07/05/21 04:17 PM

Hello everybody,

So a few of us NM sailors are planing a trip to the Corpus Christi or South Padre Islands area in early to mid October, and would love to find an RV park that has easy beach access and hopefully Mast us storage. There will be at least 3 RVs and boats, no extra cars that we know of at this time.

We normally would be heading to the Fleet 514 Pinata Regatta but the park filled up much faster then expected.

Any Ideas would be very much appreciated.
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Suggestions light wind big chop?
by fa1321 / 05/08/21 12:26 PM

What is a good catamaran for light winds and big chop from heavy boat traffic? Would a bigger cat like a Supercat or Hobie 20 or 21 smooth out the ride and keep moving?
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