New builder from Kuwait looking for help & tip

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by BaronQ8, May 17, 2011.

  1. BaronQ8
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    BaronQ8 New Member

    Hi all .. My name is Aziz I'm from Kuwait I love sailing but I know very little about it. I own 19' power boat
    My dream one day to have a sailboat big to travel around the world ..would be great if 30+ cat

    I need to start somewhere to learn sailing and boat building .. I was thinking of some thing like Tornado catamaran ..love to build it and use it :)
    But I have no clue how :(
    we don't have revers or lake in Kuwait only sea

    can anyone help me? how to start boat building ..can I start with Tornado catamaran ( please say yes ) any good plan to buy, books ( simple books ) please don't say school as we don't have sailing/ building boat school in Kuwait

    so happy to find this forum :D

    thanks in advance for all your help
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you want something simple, try a Wharram. Tornados are high perfomance complex boats.
     
  3. BaronQ8
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    BaronQ8 New Member

    what the diffrent between Tornado catamaran and Wharram ? I google Wharram look almost the same .. really cool boat
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you joking with me?
     
  5. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    The difference if huge, even if they might appear similar to a guy who doesn't know how to evaluate and compare sailboats - like you admittedly do.

    Wharrama are wooden hard-chine double-enders, designed for ease of build and handling:

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    You can find the design plans here: http://wharram.com/site/node/40


    Tornado is a grp round-bilge, transom-stern speed machine which requires experience both for handling and for building:

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    The dimensions and templates for Tornado can be found here (class rules): http://www.tornado-class.org/class/class-rules.htm
    or here, for wooden construction: http://www.thebeachcats.com/index.php?module=pictures&g2_itemId=11015

    If I were you, I'd follow Gonzo's advice and would go for a Wharram. You'll be able to learn a lots about boat-building and will get a vessel on which you'll learn to sail in ease.

    Cheers!
     

  6. BaronQ8
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    BaronQ8 New Member

    First thank you both for your help and info

    Gonzo didn't mean to upset you remember I'm a newbie in this but I'll do what ever it takes to make my dream happen

    Daiquiri love the site's thanks a lot man ... what do you think about this site plans http://wharram.com/
    ?
    have you every use one from there ? are they clear, simple ?what do you recommend to start with? I was thinking of the 17'
     
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