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Old 01-02-2012, 02:38 AM
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tiny cruising catamaran

i have looked at diffrent designs regarding small multihulls. But they just dont fit the picture.
does any one have ideas on a design for a small catamaran that would be big enough to have sleeping accomadation for 1 or 2 persons?
my general idea was like 2 sharpies coupled together making the hulls with a small sleeping compartment.
but how small could you go?
u have looked at the slidercat design, and thougt about about making changes to that design to fit my wishes.
just to clarify i have no experience designing boats, just sailing them.
bassicly what i am looking for is.
around 16ft
prefereably no wider than 255cm
and a sailing rig.
any ideas?

i hope that someone out there can help me find just the right design, or design just the right boat.

last but not least i excuse for my english, since this is only my second language.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:17 AM
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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...%3Disch&itbs=1

there's a lot of great designers in here who could probably draw up something more exactly what you want.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:01 AM
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its a very interesting design, but i was actualy thinking smaller yet.

i started looking on matt laydens micro cruisers, and ended up wanting to build a multihull in stead. just to give you an idea of the size i am thinking.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:49 AM
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http://www.ikarus342000.com/ECOpage.htm
http://www.teamscarab.com.au/5.6cat/design.html
http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/jg/hotchili/index.htm
http://jarcatmarine.com/
http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/r/p...tihullsail.htm
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:31 AM
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I don't think you can go past the Jarcat.
16ft long with a double berth and two singles.
I had one and it was a very versatile small family boat , though no racer.
Even then I know one chap who fitted his with a prodder, hiking racks and an assymetric spinnaker---and it went like the clappers.
The biggest advantage of the Jarcat is that you can trail it without de-mounting or folding anything. It also has a big cockpit and motors very well with a small outboard.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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try this
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:46 AM
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:43 AM
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:52 AM
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:57 AM
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I love this type of boat. Less time screwing around and more time sailing. That said, look at all of the designs, and pick the lightest one. I would also use as much beachcat hardware as possible.
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That is an outstanding little power(sail?) cat! The unpainted wooden version is a knockout! Thanks for the image and links...

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I'd agree that Jarcats are good boats, though you don't want to push them in heavy weather.

Zubian is a nice looking 18 footer, but I wonder about the hull beam-- it's almost 3 feet at the waterline, which mean it's not quite 6 to 1. I really believe that cats should be 10 to 1 if they want to be fairly fast.

An 18 footer I like better is Weekender by Thomas Firth Jones.
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I'd agree that Jarcats are good boats, though you don't want to push them in heavy weather.

Zubian is a nice looking 18 footer, but I wonder about the hull beam-- it's almost 3 feet at the waterline, which mean it's not quite 6 to 1. I really believe that cats should be 10 to 1 if they want to be fairly fast.

An 18 footer I like better is Weekender by Thomas Firth Jones.
I like Jones' designs too. And I agree with your comment on the L/B ratio of the hull. The skinnier the hull, the more easily it's driven. The G32 has an L/B of 22 to 1. The Gougeons had wave piercing bows on their boats decades before they made it into the America's cup, and they were designing long and slender hulls before Nigel Irens...
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 AM
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i absolutely love the miss cindy, but he hasnt made the drawing available for public.
my second choise looks to be the jarcat. it has the right size a good weight and a nice look how ever the zubian also looks interesting, it just needs to shrink a bit.
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See the thread on Ears And Wedges Hull Assembly regarding (assuming) the build method of this craft. LINKEY
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