Boatsmith Florida building Wharram Ariki catamaran

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  1. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Boatsmith Florida building Wharram Ariki catamaran in composite. A video walkthrough of the boat at it's current stage of completion.

    http://youtu.be/5kpUpJja8hE

     
  2. tomas
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    tomas Senior Member

    In case anyone is interested in one of these as opposed to building one, I just happened to see this today from the SF bay area. It's not mine and I do not having any connection to the person selling it:

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/3610974964.html
     
  3. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    I love Davids videos, a real bloke.

    Jeff.
     
  4. david@boatsmith
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    The boat is 48'loa and 22'boa. She will weigh in at a little over 10,00 pounds light boat.
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    We delivered the first Ariki to its' joyful owner last week.We built the hulls with decks,houses,bulkheads, floors,bunktops,hatches,companionways,rub rails/lashing strakes and the four major beams and two net beams. Dex will finish it from here. Here is a short video of the delivery and set-up. Two more two build ad these two will be finished, well equipped boats.
    http://youtu.be/WxGgt0Doh_0
     
  8. DarthCluin
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    Bravo! Congratulations to all.
     
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    Lookin' real good. I see a lot of updates - does she use the original Ariki hull design?
     
  10. Charly
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    Charly Senior Member

    Great job, David- and thanks for putting up those vids- they are a real good source of ideas for homebuilders as well as great advertising for you.

    May your business flourish!
     
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    Here are some pics of the start of the cockpit build

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    Do you not use peel ply?
     
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    cockpit offered up to the beams.
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    cockpit furniture started
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    mast offering
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