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Ray Wood 222/06/2020 16:22:43
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Hi All,

It's not that often I think I may have had a good idea !! But here goes, for the trampoline between the hulls on a cat which enables access to the forestay and good sunbathing platform 😎I have used a non slip rubber mesh sold to go under rugs & mats to stop them moving, with glued on plasticard border drilled and laced onto the hulls 👍⛵

Comanche has been sailing this morning I will post photo's this evening. ⛵👍,

Regards Rayimg_20200622_095407.jpg

Ray Wood 222/06/2020 20:05:24
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Hi All,

Desperate to test some boats today so off the Allington Marina down the road from me, and fortunately knowing the owner he let me play boats in one of his basin's shared as you can see, well just enough wind to do a few circuits, all seems fine with the occasional gust she picked up speed nicely and turned reasonably well, cats are not that keen at going round corners at the best of times, I will now wait until Chantry Club at Bluewater's open again for more testing

Regards Raycom test 1.jpg

Tim Rowe22/06/2020 20:22:21
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562 photos

Hi Ray

All lockdown restrictions ended today in Spain so I hope the same is for you soon. Looks fabulous on the water and looking forward to seeing you put her through the paces.

Tim R

Edited By Tim Rowe on 22/06/2020 20:22:48

Chris Fellows22/06/2020 21:45:34
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643 photos

Hi Ray

Yes, that mesh looks just the job. Looking forward to some speed test as well.


Ray Wood 223/06/2020 07:10:21
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829 photos

Hi Tim & Chris,

Thanks for your kind comments , I think it's time to add the proper details, fittings etc and recruit a skipper at the helm 😄👍⛵ hoping the charity shops 're-open soon normally a good source of crew to "take the kings shilling"

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster23/06/2020 12:30:52
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Hi.Ray, she does look good on the water, and totally different to what we usually see, it will be nice to see her under way in a good breeze.

BTW I am heading home on Thursday, I have got more boats to take home than I came with,plus a Ryobi bandsaw that I found in Homebase and couldn’t resist sadsmiley, I will have to spend sometime making space for it and it may mean a new shed.



gecon23/06/2020 13:24:53
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352 photos

Hi Ray,

Your Comanche 32 looks super. The trampoline looks exactly right too. Any more sailing photos comming?

Hmmmm, they made a Cat Fisher 32 -but I cannot bare the thought of all the fairing work needed for TWO round bilge hulls. I'll just stay content with admiring your twin-hull.


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