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ID: 254 Title: Outremer 55 L catamaran Replis: 1 Read: 1584 Author: 2
Name: Sailoutremer  Posts: 3  **  Vancouver Time: 2005-3-26_8:58:59 Quote    Reply
I am in the process of looking into buying an Outremer 55 L built in 2001. I am getting reports that the mast in the Outremer 55 L is giving problems. I specifically know of 2 boats that demasted and another one whose mast bent and had to be replaced. Does anyone out there have any more infos or suggestions on this subject? Thanks
Name: Dave Nelson  Posts: 4    Vancouver Time: 2005-4-14_21:45:26 Quote    Reply
Does the Outremer have an aluminium or carbon fibre mast? Carbon fibre is commonly used on bigger cats, but it is not very forgiving to sudden or impact stress, and has a tendancy to shatter. Dismasting does seem to be the main problem with many Cats.