new to site, anyone know this catamaran

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by hinemoa, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. hinemoa
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    hinemoa hinemoa

    hi people , searched the web, couldnt find any info or photos of our new boat, we purchased this recently in the hope to make it a private weekend getaway, it is 16.5meters in length and 5.3 high in total, cabin area is 4.5 x 8.5, am going to move it to tokaanu next month and really am just after any history or photos anyone knows of or anything really have attached photo DSC04446.JPG
    boat was in operation in rotorua in nz 2 years ago so i was told....hehe
     
  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    That is crazy. Is the water line really where it appears to be? About half way up the pontoon?

    What is with the attachment points at the top of the legs, is the cabin removable?

    What powers it and how?

    More pictures please...

    -Tom
     
  3. hinemoa
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    hinemoa hinemoa

    it was originally powered by two cummins 120hp, keel cooled, the water line is where it apears to be, it was 11 ton loaded up with all the goodies as a tourist ferry of some sort, but now it only weighs 8 ish ton i was going to put some td27 nissan engines in it as a cruise machine on our lake, the top comes of via large pins so it is easily transportable....well sort of easy lol... DSC04460.JPG
     
  4. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Geez, sorry pal but you bought a lemon, that's probably why its on the hard with no history and apparently no motors (the motors were the only value left) :confused:
     
  5. hinemoa
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    hinemoa hinemoa

    hey geez thanks for the vote of confidence, i thought i was joining a forum about boat and helping eachother out, but i may have to think again with this site????
     
  6. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Naw, the boat isn't necessarily a lemon at all. Manie was just jealous.
    The boat's history might emerge when you begin to talk to the last yard that serviced it. It's a bit surprising such basic information didn't transfer from the last owner.
    As a lake boat, what is expected of the boat after all? By the way, a lot of data that existed on paper before the internet never got put up due to lack of newsworthiness. If the boat is old enough, why would you find anything on the internet? If nobody sold it before 1990, who would upload any info?
     
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    yipster designer

  8. Zilver
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    Zilver Junior Member

    Hello ,

    Nice boat!

    For your interest :

    Tony Bigras has built a boat that looks very similar to this one, also with removable cabin.

    http://www.ideaintegrator.com/boats/wp/wp.htm

    On his site he describes the designing , building and testing of this boat.


    Good luck with the rebuilding and I wish you a lot of nice cruising with this boat.

    Hans
     
  9. hinemoa
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    hinemoa hinemoa

    wow guys this is great, really helps me with ideas for this project, i guess i was a little shocked about that earlier post but i guess i have to be open minded and take everyones opinion in on this as a neutral quote...lol
    i thought i was the only one out there with weird likings such as my boat....
    but i guess theres more of us out there than expected

    my next thing is going to be gbox choices but that will be later as i have to do other bits first but will still hope for some info out there for this particular design, i did go back to early workshops and they told me it was used about 4 or 5 years ago in aucklands americas cup as a spectator boat so it will slowly piece together in time??

    thanks people , im always looking forward to seeing what turns up
     

  10. outside the box

    outside the box Previous Member

    Hi There
    There is detailed information on the boat somewhere on the www I think from the designers site or a Trade Me advert of it. I did read alot of information on it at the time but for the life of me I can not find it just now.
    It obviously worked as if it was used for hire and reward it would have passed survey or at the very least Safe Ship criterior.
    All the best.
     
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