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Offline Aldebaran_III

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A short sail out on the ocean and a look at some Rich Boys Toys
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:27:30 AM »
A great day for a sail out on the patch between St.Maarten and Saba. Plus we get to look at some of the major hardware anchored in Simpson Bay.
I still think we get more fun out of our 20ft Horizon cat than some of these people do with their multi million dollar boats ships!

https://youtu.be/_Gr4rg8aetM

Cheers,
Derek

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Re: A short sail out on the ocean and a look at some Rich Boys Toys
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 01:22:23 PM »
Beautiful. I think the word you're looking for is yachts.  And your com-pac is also a yacht, incidentally, so named by the makers.
I like how you stow your bimini over the hatch as opposed to the transom.  I wonder if you could stow the bimini the same way on a Sun Cat?  I removed mine because stowing it on the transom got in the way of the rear boom sheeting which my boat has.

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Re: A short sail out on the ocean and a look at some Rich Boys Toys
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 02:05:51 PM »
Glad you liked it.
Our HC came from the factory with the Bimini stowed aft, but it stows forward with no modifications and we find it to be much less in the way. There's a good chance it would work on the Suncat, worth a try anyway.
Only slight downsides....you have to swing the boom out a little further when raising the bimini and, in the down position, you have to reach under it to unlock the cam cleats.

Cheers, Derek

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Re: A short sail out on the ocean and a look at some Rich Boys Toys
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 07:58:34 PM »
Derek,
Great video.  Your conditions remind me of where I sail on Lake Michigan (in the summer).  Similar wind and wave action.  Glad to see you don't reef at 15 knots.  My HDC seems to sail comfortably in 15-18 knots without a reef.
Cool yachts in the video...but, you didn't tell us what you would charge for a week!
Rob
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Re: A short sail out on the ocean and a look at some Rich Boys Toys
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
Hi Rob,

same here, it has to be a solid 18 knots or more before we reef. I find the boat feels sluggish in the lulls with a reef in.
If the Admiral asks how strong the wind is I usually subtract 5 knots----shhhhh----confidential!
The really rich guys don't charter at all, so no prices. Does that make me one of them? (I wish!).
Cheers, Derek