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Best boat for family of 5 new to living aboard

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by biminiblues, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

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    Last time I checked, a Cat B is a seagoing boat.
  2. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Seagoing, Offshore, Coastal duty, CE calls it B: OFFSHORE.

    B: OFFSHORE


    Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 4 m may be experienced.
  3. Worthyvess

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    Thank you olderboater.
    Well I found an old post by Capt J that answers my question to him! Here it is:
    I ran a Swift 44' from Miami to Stuart a year or two ago. I didn't like it at all. IN a 3-5' beam sea, at cruise, it had a very sharp very fast righting motion that would snap your neck, it was also very wet and all of those cored/wood laminated floor hatch/pieces creaked and groaned.
  4. biminiblues

    biminiblues New Member

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    Looking at a 2006 hatt with “rebuilt” CAT C32As (2016). I know this is a broad question but are rebuilds something to avoid? I know that’s a common practice in the aviation world. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  5. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    No, not at all if they were done with OEM parts and a factory trained mechanic. Should be the same as new. In fact the first 150 sets of C32's were rebuilt by CAT in the first year due to (and to fix) a production issue.
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