Cat Build

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Toph, May 27, 2010.

  1. Toph
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    Toph Junior Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I have tried a search for my particular question, and I am sure it has been done to death, but I cannot find a suitable thread.

    I am very seriously considering an amature build of an Easy 11.6. This Cat meets nearly all of my requirements (everything will have its compromises) and is relative cheap to build compared to say a Fushion 40 or Shionning.

    I have asked this topic in another forum, but the contributors mainly seem negative about the performance and resale value. Performance is not a huge factor for me as I am just looking for a comfortable family cruiser (no racing intended), and I have pretty much determined that the Easy is the right boat (and maybe a Fusion 40 someday :D )

    I had asked in 'the other' forum about hiring labour on an hourly bases if things got too difficult for a DIYer or I needed assistance on certain parts, but with the boat prodominately being a self build. I was quickly told that was a dumb idea, and maybe so......

    I had another thought of having the boat build in Nusa Dua Bali and had visited several boat building yards, before someone mentioned Malaysia as an option.

    I dont have the time available for me to takeoff to Malaysia and scout around for a suitable yard, but was wondering if anybody here has any experience with having a boat built in Malaysia and possibly have some contact details so I can email/phone any boat builders.

    Thanks guys in advance

    Chris
     
  2. Gypsie
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    Gypsie Randall Future by Design

    Malaysia boat builders

    I work extensively throughout South East Asia and can give you some contacts who may be able to help you. Two guys in Lombok Indonesia, Alluminium cats: steve@gemelagroup.com/ Fibreglass cats Phone Wayne: +62 8121035220.
    Malaysia: contact Mr. Chong email: eastbayteak@yahoo.com
    Vietnam: contact Steve Thompson: steve@tboat.com
    I hope this info is of some use to you, any more inquiries please email.
    Kind regards
     
  3. Neil Marine
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    Neil Marine Junior Member

    Hi Chris,

    I represent Neil Marine in Sri Lanka, We have been in business for the last 41 years and have been the pioneers in fiberglass boat construction in South East Asia, We own and operate one of the largest boat building yards in S.E Asia and we have built over 38,000 boats over the years.

    We are certified to build boats under Lloyd's Register & DNV. We are also ISO certified and conform to all international standards. We have exported boats to the Netherlands, UK, Norwar, Sweden, Maldives, Seychelles, Africa and many others.

    We have the advantage of offering you a high quality low cost solution that has give all our business partners a tremendous competitive edge. You can visit our web site and also our Dutch Partners site to get an idea on what we can offer.

    Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss further.

    www.neilmarine.com
    www.menkenmaritiem.nl

     
  4. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

    Lots of people have successfully built Easys, don't let all the negative people put you off!

    It could also be worth looking at some of Mike Waller's designs - similar construction methods, but just might suit you more.

    There is an excellent, very helpful forum, particularly for Easy builders, but open to all builders, here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/index.php?mforum=easy
     
  5. Toph
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    Toph Junior Member

    Thanks for all the replies fellas.

    Gypsie, Ill get onto some of those contacts, thank you.
    Alam M, I dont understand why the negativity about the Easy's, or ply boats in general. I have juist signed up to that other BB, and it seems to be a wealth of information for the amature builder. I thought this BB might be a bit better in regards to info on professional help. My wife and I are at 'crossroads' at the moment and contiplaiting going through Asia, have a boat built and sail back home. We thought it would be a great experience for the kids before they really need to settle down for schooling.
     
  6. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Over the years I have read lots and lots about Easy's - their market value was good up to 2008 and I think it has gone down the same as any boat after that. The seller got their money back if it was a job well done.

    However if I were you on that side of the planet I would look at the Oram -
    the 2 builds that I am involved in follows similar building practice and it saves big time

    http://boats-n-stuff.com.au/forum/index.php/topic,2.225.html
    http://scrumbleproject.wordpress.com/2010/05/

    work your way thru the site - tons of build info

    my project

    http://boats-n-stuff.com.au/forum/index.php/topic,110.0.html

    after years of research I would go Oram or Schionning if I were in your neck of the woods
     
  7. Toph
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    Toph Junior Member

    Manie B,

    Thanks for your input. The Oram or Schionning were both makes I originally looked at. Very nice boat indeed but very expensive. You can put an Easy together for about the same price as you can by a Schionning kit. I would love to build a Schionning Wilderness or similar, but it will be years longer before I can afford one let alone build one and get back on the water.

    Chris
     
  8. Manie B
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  9. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

    Bob Oram's kits are a lot cheaper than similar sized Schionning ones. Same material. Simpler and faster to build too. Something like a 39C would still cost more than an Easy, but possibly not by as much as you'd think.

    Pretty roomy and fast boat too. I sailed on one across the Gulf of Carpenteria, and we averaged just on 8 knots, for the 350 or so miles, only using headsails, and partly furled headsail at night.
     
  10. islander
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    islander Junior Member

    asia builders

    Hi Toph,
    Did you have any luck with any asian builders?
     
  11. Toph
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    Toph Junior Member

    Hi Islander....

    No, not really. I have tried to get in contact to a few recommended from this post, but have had not much luck in getting hold of them. I did manage to get hold of one fellow in Lombok, and he was extremely helpful and honest, but wasnt too keen on the job. He had a big project underway.

    Back to the drawing board I guess, or a better look at the secondhand market.
     
  12. Neil Marine
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    Neil Marine Junior Member

    Boat Builder in Sri Lanka

    Dear Toph,

    We are boat yard based in Sri Lanka and also one of South East Asia's Largest yards, We have been in business for the past 40 years, Our facilities are ISO Certified and Approved by Lloyd's Register, DNV, IRS and other international classification bodies, We have undertaken many contract building projects for clients from all parts of the world and I believe we might be able to help with your project.

    If you are interested please feel free to contact me.

    Regards,

    Neil Marine.

     
  13. Toph
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    Toph Junior Member

    Hi Neil,

    No disrespect, but you are one of the organisations I have tried several times to contact, and by email, with no reply.....
     
  14. Neil Marine
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    Neil Marine Junior Member

    Sorry

    Dear Toph,

    I am very sorry to hear that, I will look in to the matter ASAP and find out how it has slipped by. If you are still keen to look at the prospects of working with us please contact me directly on

    roshantha@neilmarine.com and roshantha.a@gmail.com

    if you provide me with some basic information I can get back to you with some options. also please provide me with an email address that we can get in touch with you. Once again i am sorry about the lack of communication.

    Regards,

    Roshantha

     

  15. islander
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    islander Junior Member

    Alloy Builders

    I have been also trying to locate a few alloy builders in regards to a displacement cat build.Communicating can be so frustrating at times.
     
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