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Old 27 June 2002, 04:46   #11
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Hi Christian
...I suppose there will always be enthusiasts for a particular boat, hull shape and so on. I am sold on the idea of cats for all the obvious major benefits but, my next boat will be a mono-hull due to personal reasons. I spent some time with my friend, Malan in Cape Town during December/ January and he is currently building a huge 60ft cat to compete against the Fairline and Sealine stable. Not a RIB though
Mike, will you be over here for the upcoming BIBOA CI Cruise?
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Old 27 June 2002, 15:49   #12
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That's the plan, Charles.

And, besides RIBS, we can talk a bitta freefall stuff. My licence is outta date and my jumping days were in a different era, but when it comes to lamp swinging, I can bullshit as well as the next guy....

Looking forward to meeting you.

Cheers
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Old 27 June 2002, 18:34   #13
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Picture of our second 'alternative' hull boat.
How many jumps did you end up doing, Mike? We can bring John into this and start an old farts 4-way team? What do you reckon?
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Old 28 June 2002, 15:52   #14
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Is that the trimaran hull, Charles? Shape doesn't look like the Hysucat. Nonetheless, interestin'.

Cheers.

Oh, and the total was a tad over 100. Low count I have to confess. But altitude a little more worthy . Most from 25K ft. Two mins in freefall. Sheer bliss.

And you?
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Old 29 June 2002, 14:07   #15
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Well, ahem.... skdiving was an all consuming part of my life for 15 years. Last count was about 1870. Did most everything, would be good to chat.
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Old 01 July 2002, 15:11   #16
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I'm impressed, Charles. Looking forward to meeting you, (tips hat in obeisance), Boss.
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Old 16 August 2002, 11:43   #17
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Thought I would update this thread, Mike. I have come across these pics and thought you would be interested.
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Old 26 August 2005, 14:03   #18
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Trimaran RIB

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....After we sold our first cat rib (it became too small for our needs) we had a trimaran built (8.1) which unfortunately was not as good as the 6.5 for various reasons. Photos to follow.
Charles, are you still on this forum?? Could you tell me more of your 'trimaran' RIB??
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Old 29 August 2005, 06:17   #19
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I had a 6.2m Predator cat originally fitted with 2 mariner 75hp 2 strokes, laterly 2 75hp 4 strokes. The hull was SA built and imported through Aquion??. She was licenced for diving charters and was perfect for that type of work as she was very stable at rest. Personally I would not buy another cat of this type, very prone to stuffing and a sore slamming hull whatever you tried to do with it, however the build quality was very good.

It is interesting to see the likes of South Boats and Blythe that make hardboat cats have know fitted hydrofoils and some boulbous bows to give more forward bouyancy and better rides.
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Old 29 August 2005, 07:03   #20
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is there a compay in cornwall called eco cat i think they are interested in buiding rib catamarans will try and find more info later
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