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Slugamarans

Posted By: Jeff Peterson

Slugamarans - 05/31/11 05:37 AM

Its always fun to pick on Aquacats, but what other slug-boats are out there? What are your nominations for the list of worst catamarans?

Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 06:24 AM

F16
Posted By: pgp

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 11:06 AM

Bite me.
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 11:14 AM

Originally Posted by pgp
Bite me.

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Posted By: pgp

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 11:28 AM

Glad to see your week is starting off well.
Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 11:33 AM

This has got to be a winner.....

http://www.adventurepro.com.au/news/?action=details&id=1268665585CapeYorkSailing

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And it can be all yours for under $15,000

http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Boats/Sail-Boats/Sail-Boats/AdNumber=TP003373433
Posted By: pgp

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 11:39 AM

I'm not sure that qualifies. If it performs its intended task well, it's a legitimate cat, imo.

Most of you guys would include the Wharrams as slugs, I'd guess, but it just ain't so.
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 12:05 PM

...any boat that I'm driving.
Posted By: carlbohannon

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 01:34 PM

Great Lakes Catamaran

The one with the aluminum rail around the tramp and the itty bitty sail. I think it was made for rentals in parks in the mid west.

I have always wanted race one the performance models. With it's welded aluminum hulls and raw weld on the bow, it would be hell at the start.

Posted By: pepin

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 01:52 PM

Hobie Catsy with the small rig. The big rig is so slow that the kids don't even want to get on it, I can't imagine what it is with the small rig.

Hobie Catsy specs:

* Platform length: 3.2m (10 feet)
* Small rig: 3.75m2
* Large rig: 5 m2
* Weight: 75kgs, as much as a A class, but not the same performance!

We joked about doing an adult race with those one day it's blowing, but I'm afraid the damn thing will just sink smile
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 09:04 PM

IMHO the Dart 18 is a real slugamaran, no spinnaker, single trapeze, etc.
Downwind they sit at the frontbeam, sailing dead downwind, waiting till they round the mark.
Its still very popular though, for some reason.
Posted By: TEAMVMG

Re: Slugamarans - 05/31/11 09:31 PM

Dart 18s tack downwind, you are thinking of the 15
Posted By: arbo06

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 01:52 AM

Tough and political question. Aqua Cat fer sure. Some G Cats. I hate to say it butt.. Sharks are kinda slow butt really cool! (Cringe)
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 07:07 AM

Originally Posted by TEAMVMG
Dart 18s tack downwind, you are thinking of the 15

See you just made my point, in my mind they just go dead downwind!
Posted By: waynemarlow

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 08:55 AM

Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Originally Posted by TEAMVMG
Dart 18s tack downwind, you are thinking of the 15

See you just made my point, in my mind they just go dead downwind!


Yes but have any of you ever beaten one in a handicap race, I wonder why they are so popular in the UK.
Posted By: Jalani

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 10:13 AM

Totally disagree about Dart 15s, 18s being poor. They're a brilliant design for an off the beach cat that's basic and trouble free. Same goes for the Topcat and KL/SL ranges. Even the flexy Dart 16 is a good boat at what it was designed for. As a result you get the sportier but essentially similar Topper Topaz 14 and 16 cats which are fantastic trainer/fun catamarans. These boats can not be classed as slugamarns.

The Aquacat is the obvious 'slugamaran' as is a UK built boat thankfully no longer available called a 'Peanut'. 10ft long, 6ft beam, 2 part mast with sleeved mainsail and aluminium tube side stays. A tripod rig like the Blokart. They were truly awful. Built by Zygal boats in the mid 70s, they travelled at the same speed sideways as they did forward, throw in a bit of tide and it made heading for any fixed mark an absolute lottery.
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 10:49 AM

The Hobie Wave/Getaway

Posted By: TEAMVMG

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 12:11 PM

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Posted By: Jake

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 12:48 PM

Originally Posted by TEAMVMG
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doh!
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 12:55 PM

Probably the fastest cat in the world, but also a slugamaran...
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Posted By: Jalani

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 01:10 PM

Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Probably the fastest cat in the world, but also a slugamaran...
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Based on your answers Tony, I don't think you quite understand the parameters of the game?? smile
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 01:59 PM

Originally Posted by Jalani
Based on your answers Tony, I don't think you quite understand the parameters of the game?? smile

Its all relative...:)
Mention boat X and someone will disagree...
Posted By: Luiz

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 02:13 PM

Originally Posted by Tony_F18

Its all relative...:)
Mention boat X and someone will disagree...


boat X is the sluggiest.
Posted By: sail7seas

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 02:14 PM

Just add a sail .+. http://shuttlebike.com/
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 03:29 PM

saw this guy on our beach while i was raising my sail... had to jump off and take a pic.

It seems to be a wave (or windrider) converted into a fan cat.... on the joy of moving at the speed of a fart in our summer heat....

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Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Slugamarans - 06/01/11 05:39 PM

The 6Cat is even sluggier then the inflatable cats...
http://www.dorguloff.com/en/the-6cat.asp
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