Inshore catamaran from mostly recycled parts

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by aussiebushman, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Russell Brown
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    Alan,
    My condolences on your rather extreme misfortune. What a violation.
     
  2. aussiebushman
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    Thanks Russell

    Alan
     
  3. saltdragon
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    Hi Alan,
    Well at lest you now know what you've got to work with not much but it's a start :rolleyes:
    Have you roughed out the 'Pod' drawings or are you going to model it as you go? I suppose that the first step would be to get the hulls and connecting structure in place so you can see the actual space you are going to be working with. Keep us posted and keep :) Stuart.
     
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    G'day aussie bushman,

    This is just a thought - check out this site http://www.ikarus342000.com/CATpage.htm

    He has a catamaran, a Duo 660 that may give you a good starting point. Its got a small nacelle that sleeps 2.

    Bas.
     
  5. aussiebushman
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    Yes Stuart - though the "pod" has been drawn (see sketch plan) I intend to sort out the hulls with the new mini-keels first, align everything on the trailer (easier than a building frame) then create the raised deck. At that stage it will be fairly simple to adjust what was conceived in the drawings to reality. For example, a few mm on the length of the cockpit and the position of the forward cabin-face can make lot of difference to the functionality. Essentially, the only fixed elements are the mast bulkhead, the forward and aft beams.

    Basil, that site is great thanks. The interior I propose will be fairly similar to one in the attached picture, but with a 3/4 berth on one side and a galley on the other. For interest, I have a 7' X 4' camper-trailer that is surprisingly livable for a couple of days and it has only half the width of the new boat so the latter will be quite luxurious by comparison. My initial sketch plan shows what can be fitted into a space like that
     

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  6. boony
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    Hi Alan,

    As you know I'm the distributor of a new brand of sailing hardware. When you get closer to the rigging stage let me know and I will see what prices I can do should you need anything.

    Also if your mast doesn't work out I know of a lightweight aluminium 12m mast at Port Stephans. It's off a 24' raceboat. I can send a diagram with measurements and few photos of it.

    Cheers
    Ben
    Bombora Marine
     
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  7. waikikin
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    Hi boony,

    http://www.sydneysailboatexpo.com.au/

    I looked at your site & found this link, looks pretty worthwhile.

    Jeff.
     
  8. boony
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    Hi Jeff, yes, it's the first Sydney Sailboat Expo and the idea was put forward as an alternative as the regular Sydney Boatshow offers little for us sailors. We will also have a stand there.
     
  9. DennisRB
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    Sorry to hear about this Alan. Good luck with the new project.
     
  10. aussiebushman
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    Thanks Dennis -the good wishes from you and others are greatly appreciated.

    The build of the new "recycled" catamaran is going well. Have stripped the old hulls of all paint, cut out all damaged areas ready for patching and reglassing. The trailer is 80% complete.

    Cheers

    Alan
     

  11. markstrimaran
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    A very inexpensive catamaran.

    Mast 2" electrical conduct $20
    Hulls $50 each after some repairs.
    Sails $35
    Cross beams steel .15 cents a pound.
    No rigging. Mast rotates via a counter boom.
     

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