Seawind 24

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by waikikin, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I don't know !! Names of stuff here are changed at a rate you cannot believe. The gov is now 12 years in charge and are still so threatened and insecure by the name4s of streets, areas and provinces...

    $66 per year... that's like nothing.
     
  2. deepsix
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    deepsix Senior Member

    There are two marinas in Richards Bay, Zululand yacht club and Tuzigazi marina, it must have been one of those. Im sure that you got quoted on a walk-on mooring and MBZ must have a swing mooring or a trot mooring or something.

    Walk-on moorings need to be very sheltered so they need to build break waters and also need to sink pylons so they are very expensive to build. Even then R65K is outrageous, Im sure you can find a nice walkon or a trot mooring somewhere else for much cheaper.

    On the vaal I have a swing mooring, the americans call them buoy moorings(i think). It costs around R2000 once off to buy and a few hundred a year for maintenance.
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    For all you know they have changed the names already to something else. I heard they are changing all Cape Town's street names now.

    It was exactly my thoughts. For a moment there I thought they were eskom... :D This just supported my idea of trailing the cat instead of leaving it there. That was besides that after I paid they have no further responsibilities towards me and my goods if I understood right - which means any one can plunder the boat and they'll just pull their shoulders up. Nobody is accountable for anything any more :eek:
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    [QUOTEWalk-on moorings need to be very sheltered so they need to build break waters and also need to sink pylons so they are very expensive to build.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry we're hijacking the thread - while we wait for the inside photo's :D - I have long ago already suggested they use blocks of used car tyres for break waters, along the coast as well at launching sites. Studies were made and no bad side effects over short or long term, it is cheaper to get, enhance marine life, and has less detructive effects in case of a colision with it. Especially at launch sites along the coast it would make for a much safer area for ski-boats.
     
  5. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom


    A few years ago you could buy marina berths for 30K, now they are 100K but you own them. There are on goings but I don't know what they are, but nothing like 65K.

    Yes mine is a 2 point swing to be precise and I'm sure that Jeff was also talking swing.

    Jeff, if you feel that way inclined next time you have the camera on the boat I'd like to have a gander at the knees you have glassed inside the boat. I'm am interested that you felt the need to reinforce the mast beam area and surprised that the aft decks where soft. Is it a MkI ? I suspect that my boat flexes to much and that takes the edge off the speed. I am doing the obvious like the dolphin striker and pelican striker but I'm curious about what else could be done.

    Cheers
    MBz
     
  6. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Meanz, yeah pretty sure its a Mk. 1sail No. on the cut down main I have is 36 but its been a while since I saw it unrolled, the aft hull deck was a bit bouncy on the stb side & the glass over foam ribs(very shallow) were cracked in way of that like some one heavy impacted there, I did the longti stringers to both sides whilst the hulls were inverted for bottom job & respray to the hull deck mold join, the deck beams I installed were under the clear gelcoated deck area which is now under non skid for walking, the mast beam knees are simply for some peace of mind that loads get transmitted to more hull area/fiber, the chainplate area has had more fiber added externally & faired in, on the inside the knee roughly reaches down to the hull/deck join & roughly to the centre line of the cabin molding & lands onto existing but very oblique to the cab side to cab top framing & glassed both ways, again to spread loads over more structure. Interestingly whilst the hulls were inverted on steel saw stools & also represented on refiting the aft beam around 10-11 mm of twist was mirrored in the beam landings for each hull presumably from creep in the structure from shroud & forestay tensions over the last couple of decades. From my experience a lot of cats from older days are real "jelly fish" so far as working & walking over waves & gybe loads & a real contrast to the control & firmness of more modern boats say like the 9.5m Voodoo Spirit tri I crewed on a while back with a nice light structure & carbon fiber beams/rig/local reinforcement- felt real good in comparison at not much heavier but heaps bigger & oodles of power but I suppose plenty more$.When I get the chance I'll post some shots but wont be for a week maybe. Regards from Jeff.
     
  7. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Thank Jeff,

    I have no stringers under my deck, they must have changed the build. Mine is a MKII or III. I think that the hull deck join changed and they added hatch covers for the MKII... maybe other things, not sure what. Also the beam seats are moulded to the beam on my boat, I notice they are square on yours.

    Cheers
    Mbz
     

  8. terabika
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    terabika Junior Member

    hello, need some help with measures

    Could any of you tell me what the beam at waterline is for a single hull on a seawind 24? I am building a plywood boat of my own design and... also, what type of speeds have you guys hit in these boats? I love them but they are just out of my price range...also, length of waterline? Thanks much!
    TErry:cool:
     
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