Need Catamaran info Please!

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by holly, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. holly
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    holly Junior Member

    Due to being on a fixed income and wanting to get back on the water after 3+ years, I wonder if anyone can help me with some ratios ref. building a catamaran from plywood/epoxy.
    I would like a small cat with double bunk & head and small galley, that's about it.Maybe 20' to 24' sounds good. (Coastal cruising Gulf of Mexico).
    Does anyone have plans for the amas for such a cat?
    Another words the frames sizes, ama panels, info so I can build this "dream cat"! $$ is a problem and my age of 73 doesn't give me too many years to get this done!
    Thanks for any info you may be able to provide.
    Fairwinds, Holly
     
  2. Trevlyns
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    Trevlyns Senior Citizen/Member

    Hi holly
    I so, so identify with your problem! I’m in a similar situation (just a couple of years younger though! ;) )
    I’ve taught myself yacht design since 1996 and have a special interest in multihulls. I’ve knocked up a few designs in the size range you mention and am currently working on a 40ft proa which I hope to put together for under £1000 (sorry, I’m in the UK :p ).
    I’d like to see what others have to say about this thread and free designs in general, but if you’re still in a jam, I’d be pleased to collaborate with you and knock up a design especially for you – no charge!
    Take care now
     
  3. rob denney
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    rob denney Senior Member

    Trev,
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I am interested in your proa. Do you have a web page, or any pictures? If not, could you drop me a line at harryproa@gmail.com, please.

    Regards,

    Rob Denney
    www.harryproa.com
     
  4. holly
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    holly Junior Member

    Thanks Trev very much. I have emailed you directly ref this subject. holly
     

  5. holly
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    holly Junior Member

    I want to thank ya'all that responded and offered help!!
    I am in contact with a generous fellow who is helping me get started on a 20' cat.
    So again, all you great boat builders, THANK-YOU !!! Holly
     
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