Any ideas on the designer of this cat...

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Luke3180, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Luke3180
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    Hi All
    I noticed this 21ft catamaran for sale in Australia. I contacted the owner to see who the designer was but he didn't know. The central rudder and centreboard certainly look interesting. Anyone know who the designer might have been?
    Thanks
    Luke

    6.5m / 21 Foot Sailing Catamaran 'Two Dogs', Sleeps 4 People | Sail Boats | Gumtree Australia Morphett Vale Area - Morphett Vale | 1227496239 https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morphett-vale/sail-boats/6-5m-21-foot-sailing-catamaran-two-dogs-sleeps-4-people/1227496239
     
  2. waikikin
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    Old school Kelsall maybe.
     
  3. redreuben
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    It’s a Kelsall Tini 24 or maybe that’s Tonga. There was some photos of a red one around a decade or so ago, sailing to Kangaroo Island.
    Good seaworthy boat by all accounts.
    That’s a bargain, grab it.
     
  4. redreuben
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    Send the link to Duck Flat wooden boats, they would probably know.
     
  5. fallguy
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    Might need some love, but if it isn't soft, what a deal.
     
  6. Luke3180
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    Thanks redreuben - have sent an email to Duck Flat. Will let you know if I find out
     
  7. jamez
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    Tonga Trail 22. Considered building one about 20 years ago............ kelsall trail22.jpg
     
  8. Luke3180
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    Thanks jamez - that looks like it.

    Tried to find a bit more via google but didn't have much luck. I guess many of these were probably built and sailed pre internet which limits what you can dig up.

    Sure looks like a roomy cat for a 22fter
     
  9. oldmulti
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    Luke I have spoken to the owners son. The boat is claimed to be in reasonable condition and stored in a garage for several years. From the photo's it appears to be OK but is in need of a repaint. It has an outboard. All rigging and sails are included and are in reasonable condition. The boat does not have a trailer and will have to be removed from the garage. The components parts are light enough for a few guys to manually move around and can be packed onto a flat bed trailer (EG car trailer) with a few cheap timber frames. As for the design. I have watched one being built and have day sailed one. The boat preforms well and is fast but is not a racer. One has sailed from Adelaide to Kangaroo island and back in uncomfortable conditions. The central rudder and daggerboard work well as long as they are keep clean. 2 of these boats were built in Adelaide and 1 in Melbourne to my knowledge. If they were done in west epoxy and have not been abused it will be a good deal. The cabin space is OK with a reasonable bunk in each hull and sitting headroom with space for a potable loo in one hull and small galley/ fridge storage possible in the other. It has more room than a Tiki 26. The seller is selling it on behalf of his father and does not know any details of the boat. Take a trip to Adelaide and look. This may be a bargain.
     

  10. Luke3180
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    Thanks oldmulti. Some good info - they sound like a capable boat. I'm a bit slow to move on this one as I believe the boat is now sold. Maybe next time
     
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