another way to dock a multi

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by yipster, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. yipster
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  2. marshmat
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    You'll need one heck of a gangplank to board it, of course, unless the marble-and-walnut entry foyer is going to be inside one of the struts. And I wouldn't mind a wheelhouse....
     
  3. Fanie
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    Now that is a mother of a multi-hull. Wonder how bad deckslap is :rolleyes: You don't need a gangplank to board... it's called an elevator if you're not going to take the plane for financial reasons.

    Oh I see, you just park it over some continent if you need to go wee-wee behind a bush.

    Pretty useless for fishing. By the time you reeled a fish to the top it's going to be like dried fish... you'd have to boil it a couple of hours for the scales to come loose.


    Nice for recreation though. You can take mother-in-law with on a month long vacation and have a good chance of not seeing her once for the whole duration ;)

    Is that a quadmaran ?
     
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    You may find it necessary, with this craft, to dispense with conventional downriggers and rods. I think you might be better off simply parking a truck crane on deck and using its boom and cable as your fishing tackle. Drive it around the deck as needed when you want to switch from trolling to drifting. Can you imagine how hard it would be to hoist a 100 kg tuna up onto that thing with normal manual fishing tackle?

    And I think we just found our "Personal Aircraft Carrier" from http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13794&highlight=personal aircraft carrier
     
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    Yipster,

    You might be interested to know that this is in fact NOT a catamaran as you have mistakenly identified it as. It is a SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) craft.

    SWATH's have specific applications such as research vessels or the transport of very light, high volume cargo. There are many SWATH research vessels as they have very good seakeeping characteristics when "parked" in a stationary position to facilitate oceancgraphic research etc.
     
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    Yipster never called it a catamaran. He called it a multihull, which a SWATH most certainly is.
     
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    Huh??

    Hi, designz,

    Not wanting to be picky, but ...

    Way to dock a multi, yipster

    Now that is a mother of a multi-hull, fanie

    Personal Aircraft Carrier, marshmat

    You're the first one to use the word "catamaran" in this thread.
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    SWATH is just a septic acronym for catamaran because they can't spell? The original name sounds something like katamarang, and derives from a vessel made of two logs (or more) tied together.

    The concept was used in areas of the Pacific for millennia under various Polynesian names. Nowadays it basically means two hulled vessel. SWATH, or any other acronym is only a **** for those seeking to sound impressive/military etc.
     
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    apart from swath or not i only wanted to show how they "parked" it, have to run now but gladly come back on discussing these issues
     
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    masalai masalai

    Nah Yipster, I was just trying to give designz a "serve" for not checking google or wikipedia etc first, You should know me better than that???
     
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    i keep learning :D
     

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    Fist day on this site!

    I have just purchased a multi hull/ hard chine/ cat rigged / catarmaran, a survey from 1996 states that it is a 1971 cat rig made by Creiger out of Long Beach Ca. I must first state that I am a first year sailer and with this boat, I have a primary interst in saving lots of money by sailing back and forth to Catalina Island, about 23 miles off the coast of LA, instead of motoring. I don't need to get there in a hurry and i love sailing with my kids.
    Moving up from a 27 foot Catalina, this 40 foot cat, with one Main,and cat rigged mast w/ a boom about 28' long, and no keel.........-I think sailing by the lee is out of the question as well as any beam sailing. One of my questions has to do with the mast. It is mounted about 7' from the forestay and is piched back at an agle toward the stern. It has 1 forestay, and 4 shroud stationary riggings 2 port and 2 star. The fact that the mast is leaning back and being pulled forward omits the need for a back stay.( what do you think about this) Remember I'm not looking for high performance and not having a back stay is quite nice when me and the boys are trolling three lines out the back trying to land the big one. I need to know about stationary rigging tension for a piched mast.
    I actualy have about 10 more questions once i find someone that knows something about this boat.

    P.S. I have tried to find the original manufacture, but it appears that they have gone out of buisness.
     
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