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25 ft Catamaran plans for sale (now spoken for)

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by oldsailor7, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Due to an accident at home I am unable to build or sail boats any more.
    I have a complete set of Richard Woods 25 ft "Gwahir" plans for sale.
    I have the designers OK to on-sell the plans as no boat has been built from them.
    Included is extra information, pics and dwgs, on building in double diagonal or chined planking. Also choice of wooden or alloy crossbeams. An alternate fully battened fathead mainsail plan is included for those wanting to race.
    The Gwahir was designed to be easily and quickly built, is de-mountable, and since it can be fitted with four berths, galley and toilet, makes for a great fast weekender / cruiser / racer. $200.00 includes P & P.worldwide. Questions answered. :cool:
     
  2. vadim_go
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    vadim_go Junior Member

    Sorry to hear this. I hope you will be able to share your wisdom and help us beginners.
    Are the plans still available? I was actually contemplating the project like that, and Woods designs are real high in my short list.
     
  3. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Yes Vadim I still have the plans. Suggest you have a look at the "Gwahir" on Richard Woods website to get an Idea what is involved. Then contact me by Private Messaging on these forums. PM is more secure than E-mail when exchanging personal information. :D
     
  4. vadim_go
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    vadim_go Junior Member

    well, I need some more posts to be able to PM, please.
     
  5. vadim_go
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    vadim_go Junior Member

    Yep,
    I've looked at them again yesterday. Diagonal planking, you mean cold molding? And what is the chine???

    Couple of months ago I've spend some time researching the topic, read some books etc.
    My intentions where to find a multihull under 30 ft, trailer/transportable, with accommodations for 2 adults/2 kids for overnight/weekending.

    I was not sure the "Gwahir" is the right one. It is marketed as a racing cat for experienced sailor. I have an old 23' finkeel that I am sailing/fixing for the last 4 summers plus around the cans crew racing on J/105. Clearly, I can not claim to be an experienced multihull sailor, but I believe I have some experience plus common sense.

    Then there is the question of actually building one. From what I've found out, cold molding makes a strong light hull, but it is not the fastest, nor the easiest one. I was thinking more about the ply (stitch and glue), strip or foam core. Hughes' ply molding approach got my attention (even got his designs catalog), but I did not see a design I really like.
     
  6. vadim_go
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    vadim_go Junior Member

    from reading the site, it seems that the biggest difference between the Gwahir and Wizzer is the rig.
     
  7. vadim_go
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    vadim_go Junior Member

    Does that mean that it is easier to flip the Gwahir than Wizzer?
     
  8. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    The size of the rig you put on either is up to you. The real difference between the two is the hull section on the Whizzer which is more complicated and thus must be done in double diagonal or strip planking. Richard said that in racing he never lifted a hull on the Gwahir. You should ask him for his opinion regarding your intended use for the boat. The plans you would be getting cost me $740.00 which I thought was worth it. Only my unfortunate falling down a flight of stone steps prevented me from building it,---- or any other boat now.
     
  9. mugsman
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    mugsman Junior Member

    Buccaneer Plans

    Sorry to hear about your fall; from what I have read on this site you are no doubt one of the most knowledgeable contributors.
    Can you let me know if you are still able to supply Buccaneer plans as I am kinda hooked on the design after reading your posts.
    Thanks
     
  10. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Thanks for your inquiry and kind words. The set of plans I have are spoken for-- but not yet confirmed.
    Nevertheless I am getting a renewed surge of interest the the B24.
    I have moved homes from the seashore to the mountains, but that does not stop me from producing plans again. As I have said before it is not worth producing plans if I can't do a run of minimum five sets at a time.
    As soon as we have settled into our new house I am going to review the options. So all I can say is --hang in there and I will advise the outcome on the Buccaneer 24 trimaran thread, as soon as I can.
    Thanks again. Paddy. :D
     
  11. mugsman
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    mugsman Junior Member

    Buccaneer Plans

    Thank you for your prompt reply!!!! It would be much appreciated if you can keep me in mind for a set of plans. Well - off to clean-up the shop and get ready for the construction phase.
    Thanks again
     
  12. KasRob
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    KasRob Junior Member

    Hello. I am interested in the plans for Gwahir. Are there still available? I live in the US.
    Thank you.
    KasRob
     
  13. KasRob
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    KasRob Junior Member

    Hello,
    I am interested in those plans. Are there still available?
    Thank you.
    KasRob
     
  14. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Sorry KasRob.
    They have long gone.
     

  15. KasRob
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    KasRob Junior Member

    Old sailor 7 Gwahir

    Hello OldSailor7,
    Thank you for your info.
    Regards.
    KasRob
     
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