Catbalu 60' catamaran refit...

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Catbalu, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Catbalu
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  2. Fanie
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    As I indicated I like the boat. How about some more pictures, and some on how and what you did there. It can help someone else that wants to attempt something similar.
     
  3. fhrussell
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    Hi Jeff,
    Not sure if you've been in touch with Wayne Iwamoto, but he knows all about the boat and knows some of the history of the mods done by Gold Coast Catamarans. I think they did the wingmast and blunted the stems to lengthen the waterline. Vince Bartolone (C/S/K Catamarans) was the designer and Gil's obviously built her.

    One question... what did you all do about the engine leg? It was in pretty rough shape last time I saw her....

    All the best!
     
  4. Catbalu
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    I'm going out today so i'll have some new pics soon.

    It wasn't in that bad of shape. It was just covered in barnacles.
     
  5. Catbalu
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    So we just got our new Raymarine E120, and a new Raymarine 218 VHF radio. Any suggestions on what style VHF antenna to use? I'm also looking for charts if anyone would like to donate something to the cause.....
     
  6. Gils Catamaran
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    Hello,
    I have been archiving documents on projects that were built at Gil's Catamarans and recently came across some documents for Catbalu. If interested in copies - please send me an address where I may forward.
    Thanks
    Susan Iwamoto
    (Wayne's wife)
     
  7. Catbalu
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    It was great talking to you today Susan. We are looking forward to the drawings and things. We took alot of pictures yesterday so I'll post some new ones soon.
     
  8. Catbalu
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    We yook the boat out for a cruise today. Motored out at about 7 knots. Raised the jib and the main. There was only about 6 knots of wind so we weren't to fast, but sailed at about 4 knots. We're going back out tomorrow.....
     
  9. fhrussell
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    Great to see you guys are getting Catbalu on the water! Where are you sailing out of? Gateway Marina?
     
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    ...and yes we are docked at Gateway Marina
     
  12. fhrussell
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    Will you be shoving off on Saturday? I'd love to see the boat before you go.
     
  13. Catbalu
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    We're trying to get out of here Saturday, still waiting on some things to be delivered, and we have to finish provisioning. We'll definitely be out of here by the end of the weekend.


    We're gonna go across to Sandy Hook top off our tanks and then head out. Weather looks decent for the next few days. Come check her out if your in the neighborhood...
     
  14. Catbalu
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    Well, we lost two crew members this week so if any one would like to go we're leaving soon, and have two slots....
     

  15. Catbalu
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    We ended up leaving Brooklyn on Dec. 5th. We sailed down to Beaufort, NC. Stopped for some bad weather. Then we sailed on down to St. Augustine, Fl. We stopped there for some more bad weather. Then we came here to Palm Beach. We arrived here just before Christmas. We are trying to leave here sometime this next week....
     
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