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Old 28-11-2006, 11:08   #1
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Anybody actually seen one of these?

http://cmiys.com/rainier.html

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Came across this the other day. I don't know anything about it. All the web info was a little vague.
Wondered if anyone had stumbled across one of these in their travels. I did a search and there are probably only a couple in existance. One site lists it as a 46 another lists it as a 48 and this link has it as a 50. Shes real pretty on the inside, but it looks to me like it might not have enough clearance under.
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Old 28-11-2006, 11:15   #2
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Interesting boat. Your link had an error. Icorrected it for you.
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Old 28-11-2006, 11:48   #3
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Thanks for the help on the link.

I am pretty familiar with most of the major Catamaran brands, but there are so many builders that maybe only make a couple of boats. There seems to be no good way to find out much about them. The internet is probably the only way to even find out about most, but even some of the major manufacturers have very poor web sites. Most of the little guys don't bring a boat to the boat shows. Maybe the fact they only make a couple of boats a year is a good reason not to look at them, but I love seeing all the options out there. In all reality I don't know if one could set sail with their ones on a boat brand that has never made the trip before.
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Old 28-11-2006, 12:15   #4
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Low production numbers on a hand built boat are not realy an indicater of lack of quality. I would think the only way to get a look at the boat is to contact Rainier. Unless you happen to come accross one of course Looks like an interesting boat, but really hard to tell with the limited info available
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Old 28-11-2006, 15:50   #5
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Looks very much like a Kurt Hughes design, had to reach back in my memory banks for that one.

The Rainer design?? seems to have 950mm bridgedeck clearance according to the specs.

http://www.multihulldesigns.com/



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Old 28-11-2006, 16:21   #6
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You appear to be exactly correct. I fumbled around the Kurt Hughes web site and under production multihulls found the same boat.

You guys are good.
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Old 29-11-2006, 06:17   #7
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Actually, this one is a stretched version of the KHSD 46. Rainier originally built one that was 47.5 feet. We are looking at the plans of the KHSD to build for a client, possibly. You can ask Kurt about Rainier too....
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Old 29-11-2006, 08:26   #8
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I've been on that boat a couple of times, the last time around a year ago. I believe they only built one -supposedly had an order from a group for a few of the 50ft but doubt that ever materialized.

For a while I was very interested in the boat but thought there were some design/objective inconsistentcies. I spoke with Kurt several times about doing a modified design that addressed my concerns but that didn't go anywhere.

I expect the boat is still in San Diego
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Old 29-11-2006, 15:13   #9
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the styling needs some work to make it look pretty

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