40' cat build

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  1. garypotgieter
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    Hi all

    I have been offered a 40'hull, deck and insert unbonded for a give away price. However I know myself and if it takes me 5 years to get her out sailing I will give up long before that (I know it's a character flaw).

    My question is what would I need to complete to get her into the bay sailing? What can practically be left to do over time?

    I would appreciate any wisdom shared.
     
  2. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    You need all the structural stuff, so bulkheads, bunktops and any shelving or other furniture that is part of the load bearing components.
    Everything else is not “necessary “
    Ice box and a shelf for the stove would be pretty important but not crucial to sailing
     
  3. garypotgieter
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    I thought that the weight would be an issue if I didn't add the not sailing stuff. Thanks for the reply
     
  4. JamesG123
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    Pictures would tell the thousands of words that you aren't writing that would be necessary to give you even an educated guess at how much build time you'll need to finish the boat.
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Quite right, sparse info to say the least.
     
  6. garypotgieter
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    This is the advertisement ...

    Limited offer -


    For the avid boat builder! Buy a completely bare boat, fit it out yourself.

    It's the perfect project for a handyman who wants to build his own boat.

    · Five structural bulkheads in the hull

    · Gelcoat exterior finish

    · Marine Grade coating non-slip throughout the deck

    · Bimini arch

    · Cockpit Seating

    · Rudder Blanks

    All Fully Moulded as one unit. Keels supplied loose for ease of transportation.

    Solid glass hull & deck laminate with 5 mm core Matt and two longitudinal hull stiffeners per hull.

    Additional interior components, floors, bunks, seating, galley, etc. can be facilitated a
     
  7. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    It all sounds very similar to the 52' Kaos cat that was, and still is, offered in Richards Bay . . . .

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    ¹ Kaos 52ft Production Catamaran - HDB Collaboration South Africa

    26 Oct. 2018 - Boat Design Net Marketplace Forums - asking R 850,000 (US $) (Oz $) () + local taxes

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    ² Bargain! KAOS 52' Yacht Hull, Deck and Bulkhead

    12 Feb. 2019 - Gumtree SA - asking R 1,250,000 (US $) (Oz $) ()

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    one of the drawings from link 2
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    one of the pics from link 1
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  8. garypotgieter
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    I saw that ad but this one is in cape town (according to the ad) and is only R330k
     
  9. garypotgieter
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    I think it's an ocean spirit but that name was used in a difernet ad but with simular specs. ....
     
  10. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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  11. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Right now there are two 40' Fortuna Island Spirit cats built in SA for sale on Yachtworld, so pics from the subject project cat ads can be compared.
     
  12. garypotgieter
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    garypotgieter Junior Member

    Thks I'll check it out
     
  13. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    It indeed turns out to be a 40' Island Spirit built by Fortuna Cats, I'll send you the link by PM, and post the pictures here so you can get advice on the most basic way to finish this project into motoring only to begin with...

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    — Island Spirit 40 —
    — Built by Fortuna Catamarans —
    — Designed by Phil Southwell —
    — L 12.2 m × B 6.9 m × D 0.8 m —
    — Displ: ± 9 Tons completed —
    — Twin LAR mini keels —
    — Well proven blue water cruiser —
    — Incomplete hull, deck and bulkheads, available for completion —
    — Hull and deck are not yet bonded to allow for interior fittings —
    — Saloon module is inside already but not yet bonded into position —
    — Two saloon windows inside —
    — Need to be removed from its current location —


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    P.S. - About 10 years old is my guess, from the time of the Fortuna Cats bankruptcy...
     
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  14. garypotgieter
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    Wow you are well connected .....Thank you for this.

    Are you a boat broker in SA?
     

  15. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    No, just my thought was it might be an 10 years old left over from the bankruptcy, so I looked for an 40' Fortuna Island Spirit.
     
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