I need help in finding a day sail design to build?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by inubus, May 15, 2009.

  1. boat fan
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    Cheap plywood hulls , small outboard ( optional ) .Beach cat rig.Trailerable.
     

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    As to deck tents:

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    That one was okay, but didn't take full advantage of the possibilities. Because I use boom jaws and adjustable topping lifts, the boom, mainsail, and sprit can be hauled up the mast to give standing head room. I'm currently sewing a custom tent that hangs under the boom, and gives a room 8 feet by 8.5 feet. Pretty luxurious for a 16 foot boat, I think. You can put two cots or a double air mattress on the center deck.
     
  5. Spiv
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    Inubus,

    did you look at Richard Woods designs?
    He has got several that can fit your need.

    The one I wanted to build as a day boat is his Sango http://www.sailingcatamarans.com/sango.htm it has folding hulls and can be trailed, you can choose a round bilge or an easier to build plywood hard chines version.
    Good luck.
     

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    Maybe a better choice would be my Strike 18 trimaran.

    Outriggers and rig from an old beach cat - so cheap to build. Also quick to build as you only need make a mainhull. Of course no where as quick to sail as a beach cat, but you could end up with two boats in one. A beach cat for you when fun sailing, a Strike for the family when in cruising mode.

    The problem with beach cats is you sit "on" them, you sit "in" a trimaran. The Strike cockpit is 6ft wide so you can sleep in it athwartships. Also it comes either as an open deck boat or with a removable cuddy. A studyplan is available on my website

    Others have done similar designs, google for them and I hope google finds what you are looking for.

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
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