tiny cruising catamaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by jakobo, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Jakobo. If you do decide on the Jarcat, don't start to build one. Look for a used one in good nic.
    I bought one for $8,000, sailed it for three years.Re-painted it and sold it for $9,000.
    You could do better. :)
     
  2. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    I think slider would be a great boat for the everglades challenge! As for the removable cabintop, I like that too. I also like what was setup on the tiki 21, cooking fat, for the Jester Challenge. [​IMG]
     
  3. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    I think I may have made the window facing forward a bit larger, but he was sailing across the atlantic, and you are going to be in the everglades... so airflow is more important for comfort in your case. I would have the windows "unzip" with screens under them in order to keep the bugs and sun off and still have the breeze..A soft top would also be lighter, and if it was white fabric, cooler, and if dome tent type battons were used it should also be easier to stow when not in use.
     
  4. jakobo
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    jakobo Junior Member

    the problem is that the jarcat and other small cats arn't that known where i come from.
    i have looked whats on the market around europe, but there doesnt seem to be any jarcats.
     
  5. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    There are a couple of ECOcats in europe, and one of .... aww... can't remember his name.... a guy who fancies himself a multi designer... anyway, he had a design similar to a jarcat/ecocat that was built in greece. I think the ecocat is also being built in greece. Bertrand Kohler, the designer of the ecocat, has a yahoo group you may want to join. There is a Jarcat yahoo group as well.

    I found this in the jarcat group... I kinda like it.... but I still think Janet C is the sexiest girl at the dance :)

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  6. redreuben
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  7. Manfred.pech
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    Manfred.pech Senior Member

    Hi Raps, can you please give the Link to the design of B. Kohler ? Was not able to get more info about this little cat from the HP of Bernhard.
     
  8. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    The pictures are from his Yahoo Group, called K-designs. He answers questions in the group frequently. Join the group and ask him about it :)
     
  9. rayaldridge
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    rayaldridge Senior Member

    Good points. I have a 6 inch deck plate on both ends, for cross-ventilation, though in March it's rarely that hot. It's true the fabric dodger is lighter and easier to stow, but because there is no place in my cabin to drip--it's all bunk when the seat is removed-- I felt it was important to be sure that leaks were pretty much impossible, and I've never been good enough to make a leakproof fabric dodger. Because it's so small, I thought it important to have lots of light, thus the big windows-- the hatch is clear plastic topped too.

    In summer, it will be way too hot, but okay if I'm sailing by myself. because I'll only use it to sleep, or maybe to sail through rainstorms, etc. I'm thinking about adding a detachable push-pull tiller to my set-up so I can steer from inside.

    One thing I'm looking forward to is using my netbook chart plotter. Leakproof space!

    Hey, congrats on the G-32. That's a very interesting boat.
     
  10. Manfred.pech
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    Manfred.pech Senior Member

    Thanks a lot. I joined and hope to be accepted to ask my questions. Bernhard is a born German from Apolda in Eastern Germany.
     

  11. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    i didn't even think about the leakproof variable. That's an amazing feat, on a 16' catamaran...

    I love the G32! Hands Down the easiest sailboat to own, set up, and sail that I know of.... and it's pretty kwik too.
     
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