Matt15

Catamaran ID

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Members of the Calypso FB group have been scratching their heads on what this cat is. Unknown any details other than this photo. Hoping the old salts here might help us.

Cheers in advance, Matt

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Hi Matt,

Looks like a Capercat...but not a great photo so hard to tell.

Cheers,

 Carl

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We've ruled out CaperCat, Calypso and Windrush but shares traits from all three that we can see. Caper hull hatch, Calypso/Caper beams, Windy hull shape?? looks 16ft +

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its a turn around and walk away because it'll cost a heap to get going and will probably go like a slug Cat !

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I put my money on a capercat 18, raced against one @ Lake Eyre 2011

Jeff S .   Help any pics??

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My thought too is that this maybe a CaperCat 18. Whilst you can't see them well the hulls don't look much like a CaperCat 14 shape and somebody mentioned that the CC18 hull lids were in two sections?

Jimbo my group don't race around buoys and we're always taking our beach cats on camping trips so the hull storage is appealing even it its slow.....er......... ;)

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I had a capercat 14 for many years ( and sometimes still regret selling it ). I don't know anything about a caper 18 but I had a chat to the gentleman who operated calypso in sandgate years ago and he told me about a 16' cat with lockers like  a caper cat. I thought he said it was a calypso.

 

I looked for one as I love my 14 but would have liked something a bit bigger. Never saw one for sale, but I think the pics he showed me looked something like that.

 

If that boat is for sale I might be interested...

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Guzzis3 we have a nice fleet of Calypso's sailings here in SE Qld. Mostly C16's but afew C14's as well.

Here's a photo from a Bay sail in September - taken @ Stradbroke Island

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I was going to say capercat Niso but wasn't sure, I'll go through the lake eyre regatta photos, that is a top pick of the Infusion flying the spin past the ferry on the cooper creek with an esky on the tramp

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cant get through the pics but here are some news clips that show the Capercats might give an idea

 

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