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Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? #20608
06/16/2013 12:47 PM
06/16/2013 12:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
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South East US, Carolinas coast
sailn Offline OP
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We rented one recently and it was our first cat rental experience, after some monohulls. We liked the room, and big refrigerator etc but wonder about the sailing- Is this boats sailing ability typical of cats? It seemed bumpy to us, although where we were, the "christmas winds" and big swells existed so a monohull might have been worse. Hulls seemd like they pounded thru the waves not slice thru them.
Whats the "word" on this boat style?
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Re: Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? [Re: sailn] #20609
06/16/2013 01:00 PM
06/16/2013 01:00 PM
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You said it perfectly, monos cut through the water, cats run on top.

Re: Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? [Re: sail2wind] #20610
06/17/2013 11:42 AM
06/17/2013 11:42 AM
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We rent a mono if we want something to sail.

We rent a cat if we need lots of living space.

Comes down to the number of crew aboard.

Four or less and a mono gets the nod.

Re: Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? [Re: Twanger] #20611
06/17/2013 12:50 PM
06/17/2013 12:50 PM
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We chartered the 384 last summer and the Leopard 4300 the year before. The only bumpyness that we felt was when I decided to sail from Jost to Scrub on the North side of Tortola woohoooo <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> we had 8 crew on each cat and I liked the 384 layout better. I'm going out on a new Leopard39/Moorings3900 this weekend, let you know how it compares. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? [Re: BEERMAN] #20612
06/17/2013 02:34 PM
06/17/2013 02:34 PM
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39 will be no different beerman - its the same boat with some minor changes. Owners version, genset and hard top bimini for the helm. Completely the same otherwise.


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Re: Anyone sailed Leopard 38 ft sail cats? [Re: maytrix] #20613
06/17/2013 05:14 PM
06/17/2013 05:14 PM
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we sailed the 384 in st martin last week - windy still - they say the christmas winds have not left, and big swells.


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