Help Catamaran

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by M.R John, Jun 11, 2024.

  1. M.R John
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    M.R John New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm an amateur and I'm looking for catamaran design documents, can anyone help me? Thank you very much
     
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Could you specify more what you need? Type of boat, dimensions, speed, service,... Do you need a conceptual project or a construction project?. This will make it easier for the forum to provide you with effective help.
     
  3. M.R John
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    M.R John New Member

    Thank you TANSL. I need drawings for a 40 ft catamaran construction project
     
  4. Will Gilmore
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    Will Gilmore Senior Member

    Is that a sailing cat or a power boat? You are looking to take that catamaran out to blue water or stick to the coast? Long range, overnight trips or work boat or party boating? Those type of answers will make a big difference to the design.

    Here's a productive Google search you might start with: diy catamaran plans free - Google Search https://www.google.com/search?q=diy+catamaran+plans+free&udm=2&client=ms-android-verizon-us-rvc3&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiH5J_krtOGAxXbk4kEHRLYAJkQrNwCegUIkwEQAA&biw=384&bih=693&dpr=2.81

    -Will
     
  5. C. Dog
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    C. Dog Senior Member

    You need to decide what attributes you seek in a 12m catamaran such as:
    • Power, sail or both together (motor sailer)
    • Racing or cruising
    • Extended offshore voyages or coastal day trips
    • Draught
    • Styling
    • Sail rig
    • Construction materials
    This could go on for pages, and is a necessary first step, what do you want to do with the boat?

    When you are clear on requirements you can search for designs that suit; and add the information here as somebody may either have a design on their books or can recommend plans.
     
  6. M.R John
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    M.R John New Member

    I need a sail catamaran for long trips offshore
    . blueprint
    .Draught
    .sail rig ....
    Thank you so much
     
  7. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    This is rather vague.... as @C. Dog says, you need to provide some more details.

    Re how you are looking for 'catamaran design documents', do you want to build a catamaran yourself?

    Be aware that even if you build it in Vietnam, where I think the labour costs are pretty cheap, it might still be more economical in the long run to simply buy a second hand catamaran that is in reasonable condition.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2024

  8. M.R John
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    M.R John New Member

    Thanks for the advice. I'll buy a second hand catamaran
     
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