Model Boat Mayhem

The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Channel on August 24, 2010, 10:50:06 pm

Title: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: Channel on August 24, 2010, 10:50:06 pm
Has anyone had any experiance of this model. I notice a couple of posts here about it but very little on its sailing.

I am considering it as 'its something different' but wonder how it handles on the water?

Thanks in advance,

Chris
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: Nige52 on November 26, 2010, 11:54:44 am
I too am considering this boat, any comments?
Thanks
Nige
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: terryyacht on November 26, 2010, 08:02:57 pm
I would suggest you fit a large polystyrene ball to the top of the mast.
The boat is ok in no wind but blows over even in a gentle breeze.
A friend of mine built one but eventually gave up trying to make it sail, even fitted a lead keel.
Too small and you have to be very quick on the sail control to avoid a capsize.
Sorry better with a Micro Magic
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: Nige52 on November 27, 2010, 10:29:01 am
Thanks Terry,
You've just saved me 150  :-))

I already have a Victoria and several smaller yachts including 3 footy's, I just fancied something that look different from the rest, cheers!  O0
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: tigertiger on November 28, 2010, 01:34:04 pm
Cats are a very different fish from mono-hulls.

Even the best models need some sophisticated tweaks to trim them so the have less of a tendency to flip.

But they are jolly fast.
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: Netleyned on November 28, 2010, 04:52:13 pm
Trimarans are 'Flipping' good at acrobatics also   %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
Post by: Nige52 on November 28, 2010, 05:47:52 pm
Are these Gemini 600's for 149 on ebay, the same as those advertised by Lesro models, the Lesro Gemini, for about 80?
Cheers
Nige

Sorry, I actually meant are the Lesro models better than the the 600's when it comes to falling over  :-)