Simple multi chine catamaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Tim McNamara, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Tim McNamara
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    Tim McNamara New Member

    Seriously, If someone designed a simple multi chine hull with a similar interior and basic characteristics of a Pajot 44 - 50 in Aluminum, i'd be in. Today.
    Ive built 3 boats in my lifetime and now I'm only 3 years away from retiring. Simple plan, table of offsets, I'm good to go. I'll figure out the rest as I go. Its not that hard.

    Any designers want a guinea pig?
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    You could perhaps have a chat with Richard Woods (who is on this forum) and see if he might be keen on adapting one of his larger round bilge designs to multi-chine aluminium?
    Or one of his larger single chine plywood designs like Ondina?
    Sailing Catamarans - Ondina - V hull open deck cruiser

    Or talk to these folk in New Zealand - maybe they could scale down this 62' ally cat?
    DVDesign 62′ Alloy Cruising Cat – Design # 067 - Devilliers Yacht Design
  3. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    What is your budget?
  4. BigCat1950
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    BigCat1950 Junior Member

    Oram designs such catamarans.
  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I think you need to consider whether the goal is to go cruising or to build a boat. It will take you over a decade to finish it, unless you hire a crew with a shed big enough to house it. A professional boatbuilder should take a year or so. A young man may build it in less time, but we all slow down as we get older.
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  7. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Peter Kerr/Lizard yachts, Mumby & Fitzgibbon very simple- probably cheap to buy too.

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    oldmulti Senior Member

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