inflatable catamaran

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Archive, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Hello,
    I'm searching for informations on inflatable catamarans..
    Do they exist?
    How to build one?
    Where do I find the goods?
    Thanks,
    Gabriele Betti
    P.S: Any good freeware to determine measures and stuff?
     
  2. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Hi Gabriele,
    Questions:
    -What size are you interested in?
    -Sail or Power?
    -If Power, High Performance (racing) or Dinghy/Tender/General Use?

    Do they exist? Sure:
    Sail:
    http://praktek.com/nuwave/
    Power:
    http://www.duxboats.com/
    Power:
    http://www.prestige-boats.co.za/

    Speaking without much experience, other than repairing some inflatables with mixed results, I think that you'll find that an inflatable catamaran will be one of the more difficult boats to home-build though. Especially in terms of approaching the fit and finish of a production RIB/inflatable, I think you'll find that this is very difficult if you are trying to do this shorthanded (i.e. you are the labor force), without the right equipment/space, or without lots of trial and error to get the process down. It will certainly be more difficult to get your first home-built inflatable to match a production inflatable than if you were, say, building in wood or FRP, since there won't be much room at all to fix mistakes and because with an inflatible, you won't be able to break it down into smaller areas as much as you can with FRP construction.
     
  3. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    I own one, a Catapult, now built by Topper in England.

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    Stephen Ditmore
    New York
     
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    iam searching about catcmaran construction,speed range,design,work area and stability?
     
  6. Malte Koellner
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    List of inflatable sail cats

    Dear all,

    I posted of (almost complete) list of inflatable sail cats on the internet under www.drkoellner.de.

    I would be happy to receive comments.

    Malte Koellner
     
  7. DimitriW
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    DimitriW Junior Member

    Check out my project/thread: inflatable sailing catamaran with tubeclamps
     
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

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    Yes, that one.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    I thought so. :)
     
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    Feel free to comment!
     

  12. hoytedow
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    I think it is cool. Good design as far as I can tell.
     
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