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Old 25-04-2010, 10:08   #16
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I don't get it. When you've seen one multihull....
That's pithy, and COLD !! lolol
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Bolger design?
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Old 25-04-2010, 16:08   #18
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Bolger design?
More likely Bob Vila in collaboration with Home Depot...
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Old 25-04-2010, 16:44   #19
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Bolger design?
LOL! Talk about tortured plywood!
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Old 26-04-2010, 09:51   #20
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the Shill Buzzword Do-It-Yourself minute

This week Shill will be shasring the secrets to successfully building your own catamaran.

Folks, you pull up to your favorite (insert store name here) and buy about 40 sheets of 3/4 inch ply. Make sure it's the water proof kind and don't worry about extras because you can always take them back.
The wonderful folks at "insert store name here" are always glad to help. I recommend using screws to hold it all together. Nails will work but if you find yourself in a pounding sea you'll be glad you used screws. You'll need about 5 gallons of good marine paint. I recommend "insert brand name here". Folks, I can't say enough about the good folks at "insert brand name here". There product will last and last and save you effort down the road even if it is a few dollars more. A few saw cuts, some drilling and screwing and you have a first class nautical vessel that you made yourself. Folks, it's just that easy.

Cut to commercial for "insert brand name here".
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Old 26-04-2010, 11:28   #21
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Come on now guys you are impuning a fine example of personal initiative. Some person has lived the dream. I know Brent Swain is lurking here somewhere and I will leave it to him to explain why this is an excellent design....I think.

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Old 26-04-2010, 11:33   #22
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I don't get it. When you've seen one multihull....
*blowing my nose and wiping the cocoa spray offa my screen...

cold, Bash, that's really really cold...
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It might be cold but his statement was exactly what I was thinking. I've seen many homebuilt boats that were not nearly so well done. I don't care for the size of the rigging on this one but I'm certain it doesn't go anywhere often. I think we have another thread called "Nautical Oddities" that covers this stuff pretty well.
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The rest of the story...

You didn't see the interior pics did you? Well, it ain't no diamond on the outside but the pirates leave it alone...
If they got inside this is what it looks like down below.
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It may not look like much but it still shares most if not all the advantages of a multi over a mono. I'll assume you all know what they are. The (new?) owner ought to have every bit as much fun while aboard as anyone else. And I bet it didn't cost a mint to finance like so many other boats.
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It may not look like much but it still shares most if not all the advantages of a multi over a mono. I'll assume you all know what they are.
Yeah, I guess your right. I'll bet it's even prettier upside down!
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I always wanted to build a boat, but I lacked the courage and perseverance.

This catamaran looks like a victory of function over form/design.

I'll bet that the person who owns this catamaran enjoys going out on it just as much as I enjoy going out on mine. And I'll bet his catamaran is paid for as well.
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speaking of function over form...

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*blowing my nose and wiping the cocoa spray offa my screen...
Keep it up, Sarafina. As I understand it, that's how many naval architects design multihulls.
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Another Home Built

This is my first photo post so if it doesn't work I apologize. Anyway, I'm including it simply to show another home built multi. It may be rough around the edges, it may lack the pedigree of a well-known designer, and some might scratch their head if they were to inspect it closely. But it is paid for and does everything I need and want. Specs: 30' LOA, 17' Beam, 16" with the boards up. Hulls are hand laid glass, deck and central cabin are wood/epoxy/glass. Comments welcome!
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Howaya, that looks decent to me
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