Would that catamaran ever sail?

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  1. Emerson White
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    You realize that weight = displacement right?

    A barge has low draft. In a sailboat you want lots of draft, but little displacement. You've chosen a design that gives you lots of displacement, but little draft.

    You spend all that time telling us about the benefits of saving on weight and then you complain about a design because it's too light.

    Building from foam or skin and frame, or ferocement would all be viable options, but would take more skill than the rebelcat. I think Troy2000 had a really great point when he said that anyone who knew how to build your design would know better than to build it. That's why I went out and I found a better design for you that was also easier to build.

    Just a plain barge with a mast and daggerboard would be better than your double barge system. Since it would be stronger and lighter, and have less drag, and be easier to build, and safer.
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    You've never built a boat in your life. What makes you think you're such an expert anyway that you can tell a forum full of experienced amateur and professional builders and designers the easiest way to do it?

    Tell you what, son. Why don't you go build a boat, then come back and start lecturing the rest of us on how to do it?
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    How do I unsubscribe to this garbage thread?
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    Gentlemen, join me in refraining from posting to this thread henceforth. It is no longer amusing, or helpful. Ten pages?......... It is time to take our ball and go home.

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