Converting Keels to Dagger Boards

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by CatBuilder, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    As you all know, my Kurt Hughes 45 build failed. Life (and boating) must go on. :D

    I have been looking at catamarans in the $200K-$300K range that I can use for my chartering and they are all poorly designed.

    I have not found any that have 4 staterooms and 4 heads that also can sail.

    My question surrounds an idea:

    Could I take something like a Fountaine Pajot and remove the keels, cutting a hole and putting in proper dagger boards (with airfoil shape) for windward performance?

    Has anyone done this?

    As a side question, what is the best performing catamaran with 4 staterooms and 4 heads in the $200K -$300K range?
  2. PAR
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    Is life so difficult, that you can't live without a head within a 15' circle, of each step you might take?
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  4. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Yes, my bladder leaks like a sieve and I eat Taco Bell and drink Keystone Light beer. ha ha ha

    Kidding, of course.

    If you go back and read the opening post, I think I mentioned it was for charter?

  5. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

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