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Old 13 June 2013, 03:58   #1
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Grabner Happy Cat Inflatable Catamaran!

Just bought one of these to use on touring holiday around Europe next month. Looks like fun!

Inflatable catamaran Grabner

Just about qualifies as a SIB as you can put an outboard on it as well!

Anyone seen any for sale in the UK i.e and UK dealers? Would not mind getting a few accessories and the the carriage from Austria is a bit much.
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Old 13 June 2013, 05:42   #2
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Wow, thats a LOT of money!
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Old 13 June 2013, 15:35   #3
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Mine was 2nd hand a lot less! Retail price is eye watering!
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Old 13 June 2013, 16:18   #4
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Isn't it!

I've been tempted by a Tinker Tramp or the like, that looks fun as well, and like it might go upwind a bit better.
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Old 13 June 2013, 18:07   #5
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This is to replace a Tinker Tramp! I bought a lovely one last year and it is class but 1 adult and 1 kiddy is doable but a squeeze. This should fit all 4 of us so hopefully = more fun! Just in from trying to put it together and getting the main frame together was a mare cos the trampoline had not stretched yet - hopefully due to lack of use.

Want to get the assembly off pat before heading to France. Also need to sus some launch wheels for it.

Its definitely an interesting concept. Nearly bought a Dart 15 but saw this and thought it would tick the travelling with a boat box!
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That's intersting. I thought there'd be a little (like 2 adults) more room in a Tramp.

Guess I don't want one now!
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Old 14 June 2013, 10:37   #7
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One and a half people when in Sailing mode and 4 people with an outboard on it.
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Very practical and well built to max detail, have thought of everything. BTW, how much is a new one ? Do you plan to keep it assembled, lot's of work involved if not.

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A new one is about 6000 Euros but they are built to last! Tubes are way better than the tubes on my rib!

Mine will be transported in the boot of my Motorhome initially. If I really like it I will maybe trailer it at home but part of the appeal for me is that its not another trailer to look after!
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Built it up to be sure its all there - pic of it in the garden



Quite impressed, will try to take it out for a test sail some night this week.
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