Three cats...

an area to discuss dinghy developments
Post Reply
Michael4
Posts: 500
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:25 pm
Location: West Sussex

Three cats...

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

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-x-catamaran ... Swwo1XcsaJ

I know nothing about catamarans but am curious...what are these?
Tideway 206
11+
Sold the 'Something bigger and plastic', it never got used.

User avatar
PeterV
Posts: 1204
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Locks Heath, Hampshire

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.
PeterV
Finn K197 & GBR564
Warsash

Rupert
Posts: 6246
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Cotswold Water Park

Re: Three cats...

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.
Rupert

User avatar
trebor
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Location: West Midlands
Contact:

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.
Robert
Minisprint 4230
Tinker Traveller 160
Mirror 61147 Anastasia
http://www.aquabatdinghy.co.uk

alan williams
Posts: 1649
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:44 pm
Location: Devon

Re: Three cats...

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

Hi
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.
Alan

Post Reply