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Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Sounds like a pretty cool job. I assume that you either have the proverbial cast-iron stomach or keep the meclazine handy when you take the little boats out on the big water. Thirty-ish knots probably makes for a pretty sporty ride, even with a cat.

Well some people never get over the seasick part and others never seem to be bothered by it, but most seem to get a tinge of it and then get use to it... Called getting your sealegs, or being use to the constant motion.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I really like catamarans. They are more stable and faster than single hull vessels.

Once you ride in a Cat, you prefer the ride. But in heavy seas they have limits too when the waves start slamming into the upper part of the tunnel.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:38 AM
 
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With cats, I worry about pitchpoling. Did it once in a smaller one (22 foot), but it was easy to right. Sort of. Anything larger and I know that I am not heavy enough to do it on my own.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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With cats, I worry about pitchpoling. Did it once in a smaller one (22 foot), but it was easy to right. Sort of. Anything larger and I know that I am not heavy enough to do it on my own.
Well this one is a bit heavy for even about fifity people to flip over if is did....

The twin 310 HP Volvo Diesels themselves put a lot of weight on the bottom side of the boat...
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