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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:33 am 
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My son and I have cruised in the North Channel for the last four years. This year, my son decided he wanted to sail the Adventure Islands while I sailed the Horizon Cat.

Here we are getting setup at Spanish Marina in Ontario, Canada:

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Here is my son sailing the AI:

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Towing a i12s:

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Towing i12s under sail

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Sailing i12s

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At anchor:

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Towing both the i12s and the AI:

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It was a great trip and everyone loved the Adventure Island. We were constantly being called over to boats wanting to know about the boat. One large motor boat thought two Tandem Islands would be great for his house in Key West. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:09 am 
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Nice!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:21 pm 
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That looks like too much frun to be legal :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Very nice and I love the Cat boat any more pics?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:52 pm 
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Here's a couple of pics of my Horizon Cat. Sailing the AI is fun but it's not as much as sailing my HC.

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This is the cabin when I bought the boat. It shows the table which we don't usually use. The previous pics are recent cabin pics.

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My favorite cruising addition is this boom tent:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:42 am 
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Oh, yeah! That's a super sweet setup! Thanks for the pics.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:43 am 
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Very nice pics! Thank you for posting.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:12 pm 
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thats a nice looking rig you have there, the yacht has really nice lines and looks really comfortable for two people


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Nice to see more Canuck Content here.

Thanks for the great posted pix.

That Cat boat is sweet. You've done all the right stuff to make this a lovely Mini Yacht.
Great to see that even in the chilly North, the Islands get noticed.
I have the same 'problem' here when I sail on the east coast of Vancouver Island, after coming to shore to chat with the locals.

Good winds, EH?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:16 pm 
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ainut wrote:
thats a nice looking rig you have there, the yacht has really nice lines and looks really comfortable for two people


I doubt Cat Boats are very popular in AU. However that solitary mast with the (now popular wishbone boom, like on the Wyliecat) was possibly the forerunner for the Windsurfer and (if I may say) prolly a lot of that concept of a single mast, single sail went into designing the Islands' rigs. The Horizon is gaffed rigged with a solid boom, yet I believe that is part of the charm of these lovely boats)

One of the main reason for the cats popularity from the past century was that the single mast could be lowered on a hinge design to get underneath lowly slung bridges without major derigging issues. Their beamy freight capacity was also a way to shorten the boat, saling with minimal crew and decrease lock time (and charges) in the canals.

Also note the keel. Great for sailing in shallow waters.
To counter the less deeper keel, these boats are very beamy. Consider that as bonus living space below. Every Cat Boat owner I've met has nothing but praise for their boat's 'liveability'

Looks like life repeats itself, by need, sometimes :wink:

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