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Old 14-01-2014, 02:13   #46
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Re: Advice on Project Catamaran

well..... looks like that was the death of this cat... looks like someone bought it for the rig...and now they are trying to dump whats left

Catamaran for free
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Old 14-01-2014, 06:20   #47
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Here is a Crowther Buc trimaran. Not mentioned, but also on the property, is a similar sized Cross trimaran that as I understand is quite a project

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Old 14-01-2014, 07:19   #48
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this picture alone make me shiver....

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Old 14-01-2014, 07:21   #49
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this one should make you thank god you didn't get it.... holy moly, and the original add said it need "some" work.... yikes!

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Old 14-01-2014, 07:50   #50
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You're a very lucky guy . Smashed sterns and open holes in the deck with a fiberglass over ply unknown construction, and an interior that needed to be thrown away along with all systems! WOW! Even the guy that got it for the rig is stuck disposing of the "hulls" (I use the term loosly) /mush. If you end up with a good finished product/boat it you'll usually end up recouping $.25-.50 on the $1, especially after you've used it for several years.

It sounds like you have some good experience but I think I'd look for something worht your time and that one wasn't it! I like the Cat 27 Cat idea! haha

I've done several small restorations/fix ups on dinghies, catamarans, a POS bayliner 18, a Columbia 29, and a 34' Formosa. The only one I made money on was the Bayliner haha! In the end the Formosa that had a few soft spots ended needing new bulkheads,a total interior, all new decks, engine rebuild, cabin top, and still questionable epoxy/resin and build quality. All this from a known (I won't say known for what) builder... I ended up pulling all the bronze, engine, crappy sails, and any wood worth saving and gave it to the yard... In the end someone actually bought it too, poor guy! I guess I should've cut it up to save someone the trouble!
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Old 14-01-2014, 08:47   #51
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you guys were right. it def does look worse than before, sad without the rig even. especially once you take into account what malihini sold for. no way was this ever a profitable enterprise. I have my sights set on something much larger now. just have to make sure i have enough resources
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Old 14-01-2014, 09:16   #52
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well..... looks like that was the death of this cat... looks like someone bought it for the rig...and now they are trying to dump whats left

Catamaran for free
Probably would have sold a lot quicker if it had a lead keel!
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Old 14-01-2014, 12:54   #53
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you will be lucky to get i/2 of you investment
That does not count your laborer
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you will be lucky to get i/2 of you investment
That does not count your laborer
How much does he get?
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