How can i build a catamaran mould

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Akm, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Akm
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    Akm New Member

    hello all

    Im looking for a fast way to build a catamaran hull
    actually am bulding a small houseboat but and im lookin for a step by step tutorial but i havent found one ... and how would i know if it is hard enough to carry the wieght over it ?
    thanx =)
     
  2. Landlubber
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    ...I do not know how big a small house boat is, but I do know you can make vey good and durable pontoons from PVC plactic storm water pipes, capped to suit.

    They are the cheapest tubes that I know of.
     
  3. Akm
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    Akm New Member

    its about 30 feet
     
  4. Landlubber
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    ...well yes, the 300mm storm pipes may do the job, work out the displacement (weight of the materials ) and you can easily see if the tubes have enough bouyancy to do the job. Bigger ones are available of course.
     

  5. rxcomposite
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    rxcomposite Senior Member

    Build one hull and double your effort.
     
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