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Three cats...

Post by Michael4 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:30 am ... Swwo1XcsaJ

I know nothing about catamarans but am curious...what are these?
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Re: Three cats...

Post by PeterV » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:18 pm

I saw those and wondered what they were too. They look nice.
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Post by Rupert » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:54 pm

The B class sail. Didn't John Montgomery do a Flying range of boats? C class was Flying Rocket. B class Flying Squirrel? Doesn't tie in with 18 foot length, though, for any B class barring grandfathered in classes.

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Re: Three cats...

Post by trebor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:58 am

What are they like to sail ? Never sailed or crewed a Cat.
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Re: Three cats...

Post by alan williams » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:19 am

The sails don't match the hulls the one with a lighting bolt is from a very rare MacAlpine-Downey Phoenix, B class maybe a Flying Streak, But the hulls look wrong the Phoenix had a Knuckle in the bow. John Montgomery's boats have a very distinctive hull shape and none of these hulls seem to be that shape. One of the boats maybe a Mystaire?. On re examining the photographs the boat named Flare does have the right shaped bow for a Phoenix but not enough of the hull is shown to see the knuckle. These cats are very rare the only other examples I know of are in Canada. The price differential between the Shark and the Phoenix was pretty close with most people opting for the larger Shark.

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