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Topic: Thai Mk4 cat
Posted By: Max McCarthy
Subject: Thai Mk4 cat
Date Posted: 28 Jan 12 at 12:07pm
Are there any of these still about, just saw it on David Henshalls website, it looks pretty interesting....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22Hu6


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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 28 Jan 12 at 12:21pm
http://bearfacemedia.co.uk/thaiIV.aspx

Lovely piece of film.

Interesting to compare the Thai to the Nacras on the Multihull forum.

Alan Williams over on the cvrda site may well know of some - he is the owner of a Shark, the 20' B Class version. The concept was used for the early C Class Hellcat series which raced for the Little America's Cup, too.


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Posted By: Max McCarthy
Date Posted: 28 Jan 12 at 12:25pm
Originally posted by Rupert

http://bearfacemedia.co.uk/thaiIV.aspx

Lovely piece of film.

Interesting to compare the Thai to the Nacras on the Multihull forum.

Alan Williams over on the cvrda site may well know of some - he is the owner of a Shark, the 20' B Class version. The concept was used for the early C Class Hellcat series which raced for the Little America's Cup, too.
Thanks, I will PM him asking about it


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Posted By: Andymac
Date Posted: 28 Jan 12 at 11:02pm
Originally posted by Max McCarthy

Are there any of these still about
 
It appears that there is one on ebay right now... needs a little polish though.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/catamaran-1972-Thai-Mark-4-18ft-glass-hulled-/300656158430?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sailing_Boats_ET&hash=item460080e6de - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/catamaran-1972-Thai-Mark-4-18ft-glass-hulled-/300656158430?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sailing_Boats_ET&hash=item460080e6de
 


Posted By: Max McCarthy
Date Posted: 28 Jan 12 at 11:24pm
Thanks, I wonder how it sails compared to modern cats? I have sailed neither so I can't really put any explanation, it certainly looks like a fun project for someone who has the time, money, and space, but I have none of thoseCry if it is bought by anyone on here it would be interesting to see what the refurb is like, and when done, how it sails?
Thanks again.


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Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 29 Jan 12 at 7:57am
I can remember Alan Williams sailing a Thai mk 4 at a cvrda event at Roadford. I think frightening is the best description, especially if your boat was near - the speed difference was such that you didn't have much time to keep clear!


Posted By: Max McCarthy
Date Posted: 29 Jan 12 at 8:17am
How fast would you say the cat was then? It certainly looks fast in the video, but it is hard to put in perspective.

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Posted By: Sheetpuller
Date Posted: 28 Mar 14 at 2:05pm
I can remember the Thai Mk4 back in the first half of the sixties; there were three of them in my club. Being a very young sprog I never got to sail in one, the guys that did took racing them very seriously (and themselves too, I think). But the word was that they were very easy to 'twist', which I think meant putting the hulls out of vertical alignment. They certainly seemed to need an awful lot of maintenance in that direction. But on the water they were bloody fast!

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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 28 Mar 14 at 2:18pm
1964 PY equivalent to 749 in today's money.



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