Cruisers Forum
 

Go Back   Cruisers & Sailing Forums > The Fleet > General Sailing Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2016, 07:50   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

I've taken down a list from forums, but I'm going to re-ask the question anyway.

We have to assemble and put in a 38 foot catamaran. We have to do the work ourselves and price is always important.

Houston is the closest area, we're in central Texas. We have to make a trip for each hull and don't want to drive further than is necessary.

Thanks in advance for any input.
__________________

__________________
bencvalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2016, 10:45   #2
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: galveston tx.
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 2,882
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bencvalley View Post
I've taken down a list from forums, but I'm going to re-ask the question anyway.



We have to assemble and put in a 38 foot catamaran. We have to do the work ourselves and price is always important.



Houston is the closest area, we're in central Texas. We have to make a trip for each hull and don't want to drive further than is necessary.



Thanks in advance for any input.

What will the beam of your cat be once assembled?


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
smj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2016, 10:55   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

The plans say 22 feet 4 inches.

It's a Wharram Tiki 38, built by us, so there's a tolerance of up to two feet on that beam width. That a joke, but with our skills, all things are possible.
__________________
bencvalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2016, 17:44   #4
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: galveston tx.
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 2,882
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Pier 77 in Galveston would be able to handle your beam.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
smj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2016, 18:25   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Quote:
Originally Posted by smj View Post
Pier 77 in Galveston would be able to handle your beam.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Pier 77. Added to my list. Thank you.
__________________
bencvalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2016, 06:35   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,586
Images: 240
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ben.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2016, 10:15   #7
Sponsoring Vendor
 
YachtBroker's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kemah, Texas
Boat: 2006 Catalina 350
Posts: 80
Send a message via Skype™ to YachtBroker
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Launching with that size beam is going to be the issue. There are no Do it yourself yards in my Kemah area that could handle that beam.

I used to live in Rockport (3 hours south) of Houston and there were several good yards there that were more do it yourself and handled larger commercial boats so I think the beam might work.
Info below.

House of Boats Address: 160 Cove Harbor N, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: (361) 729-9018

Hooking Bull Address: 210 Cove Harbor S, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: (361) 729-5527
__________________
Kent Little, CPYB
Kent@LittleYachtSales.com
1983-2016 Celebrating Over 33 Years of Professional Yacht Sales
Direct line-713-817-7216
Waterford Harbor, 800 Mariners Drive Pier 6/7, Kemah, TX 77565
YachtBroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2016, 20:03   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

Quote:
Originally Posted by YachtBroker View Post
Launching with that size beam is going to be the issue. There are no Do it yourself yards in my Kemah area that could handle that beam.

I used to live in Rockport (3 hours south) of Houston and there were several good yards there that were more do it yourself and handled larger commercial boats so I think the beam might work.
Info below.

House of Boats Address: 160 Cove Harbor N, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: (361) 729-9018

Hooking Bull Address: 210 Cove Harbor S, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: (361) 729-5527
It's good to know from you pros that the beam is going to be the most limiting factor. (That might make me sound ignorant, but that's only because I am.)
We'll make sure to inquire to the Rockport Yards as well.
I appreciate your help.
__________________
bencvalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2016, 21:21   #9
Registered User
 
UNCIVILIZED's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hanging with the owner's daughter ;)
Boat: Anything entertaining.
Posts: 3,170
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

A key question is how much assembling is needed? In terms of; space, assistance from machinery like fork lifts, or Travel-Lifts. As well as in terms of time, power, water, & possibly a clean local for painting.

Since if everything's done but to put the beams between the hulls, & add the decking, then she could feasibly be finished on a beach & launched via rollers. Though some of this depends on whether or not you need a crane to step your masts.

Also if you do need a Travel-Lift in order to launch her, ask them what the width of the lift actually is, as there are several different sizes. Ditto on anything else specialized or unusual. Such as the fact that since she's 2-boats wide, at 22', they may want to charge you double, for that amount of space being taken up in their yard. It's not a given, but ask, discretely.

BTW, good luck, & congratulations in advance!

PS: I hope that you have a good packing, as well as pre-launch checklist. And that there are festivities planned for the "new addition" to the family. With lots of dancing & good music involved. Gotta' properly christen all those acres of deck space!
__________________

The Uncommon Thing, The Hard Thing, The Important Thing (in Life): Making Promises to Yourself, And Keeping Them.
UNCIVILIZED is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-2016, 06:36   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 118
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

IIRC, Hillman Marine in Dickinson has a 22 ft wide travel lift. I think bridge clearance is 45 ft. Worth a try,
__________________
rbrentp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-2016, 08:46   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 5
Re: Affordable do it yourself boatyard in Houston/ Galveston area?

A beach launch? You sound like a wharramite. That is both a compliment and a friendly jab. I doubt we could manage it with only 3 people, but I'm curious. Is that really even possible? On what beach would anyone allow you to do such a thing? We were curious about it, though doubtful it's feasible for us.

Good advice on the checklists, Something that is truly a must have that usually turns into "I must have forgotten it." for me. Regardless, all good advice for we the ignorant.

As for the festivities, We'll be 2000 miles away from friends or family so we'll have to invite strangers. I'll hit the bars and lure people down, and then wake up hungover and with the boat missing.

Thanks for the help!
__________________

__________________
bencvalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
houston

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Houston/Galveston, TX area boat storage? coltex General Sailing Forum 26 30-12-2013 22:35
Crew Available: Houston / Galveston / Seabrook / Kemah, TX Gcbeehler Crew Archives 0 06-09-2011 13:44
Crew Wanted: Houston/Galveston - Isla Mujeres - Rio Dulce docholiday1887 Crew Archives 3 24-04-2011 01:20
Do it Yourself Boatyard - Florida West Coast mnrsail Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 12-05-2010 19:32
Houston/Galveston Fuel Tank Cleaning Service - Suggestions? Jetexas Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20 16-10-2009 16:57


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:00.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.