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Catamaran Project For Sale (epoxy, okoume, building, plans, FREE RENT!)

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by CatBuilder, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    45' Kurt Hughes Partially Complete Catamaran located outside Jacksonville, FL.

    Buy the entire partially complete project, with 18 months FREE RENT INCLUDED, or break it up and buy what you need:

    *30' x 60' Farmtek Fabric Building with *Extra Roof Cover!
    *FREE RENT for 18 months!
    *50 Gallons of System Three Epoxy and Hardener ($35/gallon sold in individual gallons, or buy the whole barrel)
    *10 Sheets of 4' x 8' Okoume BS1088 Plywood
    *Complete Plans for Kurt Hughes 45' Bridgedeck Catamaran
    *A Completed Kurt Hughes Cylinder Mold


    PM me here or email at seansullivanjobs at yahoo
  2. brenno
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    brenno Junior Member

    interested in this design

    As I am in Australia most of the material is a transport problem. But I have been looking at the plans for this design for some time and am aware of the labour required. would you be interested in selling them as a separate item
  3. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Yes, brenno. Everything can be sold separately, including the plans. She's an absolutely fantastic boat. Very well performing and a good design.

    The plans I have include:

    *Full Kurt Hughes Plans for Boat (on large format drafting paper)
    *Full Size Cutout Plan for Cylinder Mold and instructions to build Cylinder Mold
    *Hull Construction Materials List
    *Complete Sail Plan and hardware specification (winches, running rigging, etc)
    *DVD detailing build method, tips and tricks (it's a movie)
    *CD-ROM with entire Construction Manual
    *Printed Construction Manual (from CD-ROM)

    Basically, it is the entire kit sold at Kurt's site for the full plans. It is everything you could ever need to build the boat (except the helpers!) ;)

    Please send me an email or PM to arrive at a price and to look into shipping. Email is seansullivanjobs at yahoo . com
  4. brenno
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    brenno Junior Member

    Kurt Hughs Plans

    This is the 45' full bridgedeck Design in cylinder mold Construction. If so what are you looking at for the plans. My address is brenno58@gmail.com
  5. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

  6. mkh8911
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    mkh8911 New Member

    Do you still have the 45' Bridgedeck Catamaran plans for sale?
  7. brenno
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    brenno Junior Member

    Cat plans

    No it was catbuilder that was selling the plans not me.
  8. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    Sorry that didn't work out for you Cat
    I'm sure that was a hard decision

    I'd be real curious as to what changed your mind about the boat build
    best of luck in your next adventure
  9. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    This is old news. It was from the old wood/epoxy build that failed. Full speed ahead on the. foam and glass version.
  10. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    ok I missed that one
    indulge me
    what failed and why
    might save me some troubles on my own build
  11. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    That was back in the early fall. I had been building a wood/epoxy catamaran like Charly's Kurt Hughes 36 Daycharter thread. I had a lot of the same problems he had, including splitting hulls on the fold up.

    It was a stitch and glue type operation.

    Also, one of the full hull size panels came out poorly bonded because my vacuum bag let go beneath the mold, where it was inaccessible to patch.

    Add to all that the fact that I'm not a "wood guy" and don't like working with the stuff... and the logical conclusion was to start the build over in fiberglass/foam. I have the new mold up, I have some epoxy and balsa core (for the deck) in and am awaiting my triaxial and Core Cell.

    Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out the best way to move around hulls and half hulls as I pull them from the mold.

    Should be fully underway on hull production in about 2 weeks when the remainder of the materials arrive.
  12. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    I'll have to go read that thread and see what happened and what exactly is meant by "splitting hulls on fold up"

    the vacuum bag issue seems pretty self explanatory but I'm not so sure what the exact issue is with "splitting hulls on fold up" how it occurred and how to avoid it should I decide to work with this method.
  13. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    OK just read Charley's thread
    most informative
    thanks for the suggest answered quite a few questions
  14. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Yeah, that's a great thread. It's like a roller coaster with a good ending for him. The track broke on my coaster. :)

    Seriously, I didn't trust crossing oceans on the hulls I had. They were below my quality standards.

  15. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    Ya pretty disconcerting to have so many failures long before any of the real stress comes into play. I'd be reevaluating a few things myself if I had so many fractures in the fold up process. One would think that the stiffness qualities of the skins would have been considered in the call out in the materials list so that such issues could have been avoided.
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