DIY Simple Catamaran Sailboat Design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by WilliamPrince, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. scotdomergue
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    scotdomergue Scot

    Re post-Marsh Duck designs: I designed and built 19' tri Sealark last winter/spring, and had problems during sea trials. I've taken a break from most boating stuff. I continue to think about both smaller mono-hull (mini-Marsh Duck) and smaller tri (16' solo micro-cruiser), as well as possible modifications to Sealark. We'll see . . .
     
  2. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Scott,

    Have we seen the 19'?
    Please post pictures or a link.
     
  3. Skyak
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    Skyak Senior Member

    I just found his site. Once again you are a step ahead Scott, I have been meaning to start my own wordpress site!

    https://scotdomergueblog.wordpress.com/trimaran-sail-rowpaddle-cruise-also-for-the-race-to-alaska/

    I have been thinking that human/environment powered boats are the perfect STEM learning projects -applying knowledge to produce true zero emission transportation through natural (zero infrastructure) environment.

    Scott, I presume you learned wordpress specifically to present your projects -what resources did you find most usefull?
     

  4. scotdomergue
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    scotdomergue Scot

    Yes, my blog www.scotdomergueblog.wordpress.com is the place to see what I've been doing with the tri. Click on category "Sealark". You can also see a picture on my facebook page.

    Keeping my footprint small (zero emission, etc.) is a motivation for my boat design/build efforts, but I must acknowledge that I use a fair amount of fiberglass, epoxy, and complex chemical finishes, etc. It's not totally benign. But then, what is?

    I started the blog on wordpress when I was building the Marsh Duck. That's a number of years ago, and I don't remember much about it. Some things have changed with wordpress, and I haven't kept up . . . If I knew how, I'd change the post that shows when you first go there, but I haven't figured out how to do that.
     
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