Are Catamarans faster?
Are Monohulls more traditional and romantic?
Are Catamarans more expensive to buy and maintain?
Are Cats nothing but a modern floating apartment block or the safest way to cross an ocean?
Can a Catamaran out sail a monohull upwind?
Self-righting, sinking or floating?
Are Catamarans faster?
As usual with a Wharram catamaran this is not complicated. With a few basic tools, a simple homemade (boatmade) tripod and one of the mainsail blocks, plus plenty of humour, it makes for an enjoyable day, well at least for me ! Taiga helps me pull out the motor and the Beast add his…Details
This years winter projects and beaching a power catamaran. I go over what I hope to achieve over the next four or five months aboard Tiare as I get her ready for another season in Japan. Australian cruising friend Graham visits Yuge Island and beaches his Malcolm Tennant power catamaran for a prop clean.…Details
Decision time. Do we wait for a weather window or give up and truck her down to Osaka? The last episode on the frustration to sail SV Freelancer, a 28 Bristol Channel Cutter out of Hokkaido and down to the warmer seas of souther Japan. While waiting for a weather window to open I…Details
Waiting for the break in the weather before winter sets in and it gets too cold. The break never came. The adventure of sailing down from Hokkaido in the top of Japan to Kagoshima at the southern tip of Kyushu wasn’t to be. The weather beat us and ground us down. Weeks of waiting for…Details
Seven days after leaving Hokkaido we are still in Hokkaido. Sailed as far as Esashi, 90Nm south of our start point before the weather turned. Been stuck in port waiting for a weather window for the last week. Weather has now turned to full on winter mode with gales, snow and big seas. But…Details
Video put together on my phone as we wait for a weather window to sail south from Hokkaido to Kagoshima. Test the new Pelagic autopilot do some last minute maintenance and repairs. Go for a test sail and wait out a monster storm. And finally get that weather window. Has been a slow week…Details
Just a few more days until I fly to Hokkaido and sail a 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter through the Tsugaru Straights between Hokkaido and Honshu, the main Island of Japan and then head off down the Pacific side of Japan keeping close to the coast so as to avoid the fast flowing “Kuroshio” current…Details