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Gemini 600 Catamaran
« 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
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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 11:54:44 AM »

I too am considering this boat, any comments?
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Nige
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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 04:52:13 PM »

Trimarans are 'Flipping' good at acrobatics also   %% %%

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Re: Gemini 600 Catamaran
« Reply #6 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?
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Nige

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