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Old 07-02-2010, 04:50   #1
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Catamaran Refit Costs?

Hi everyone
We are trying to 'guestimate' the costs to refit a 56 foot cat for extended world wide cruising.
The big question for us is how far will $100 000 go...
assuming the following is roughly correct:

Standing rigging - 15 000
Main & Yankee - 25 000
2 x reconditioned 130hp yanmar plus fitting -25 000
12KW Genset - 5 000
4 x solar 6000
Hard top Bimini -15 000
10 sq/m teak - 5000

Total $96 000

So to you all, are these figures comfortable?
We already accept that a budget will be needed beyond these essentials for the odd nav toy and cushion recovering etc.

We are burnin, to go sailing but dont want to burn the budget!!

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Old 07-02-2010, 05:09   #2
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I don't understand why why you need 260 hp? My cat moves along quyite nicely with 54hp at 8 knots with only 2400rpm. I had both my headsails built for $2,700.00 in St. Maarten. My main built for a wee bit over $2,000.

You don't say what kind of boat you have, but I recently figured cost for all new standing rigging right at $3,000, and take a look at my rigging. I spent $800.00 on sheets, halyards & outhauls. All made of sta-sat, sta-setx, and Dyneema for my main halyard.

There are a couple of threads on the cost of solar, and in most places they come in way under your number. Then again I don't know how many watts yours are rated. These prices you give sound like you are at the mercy of the vultures. Learning to do your own work is like paying yourself.

I knew nothing when I bought my first boat. I did manage to install radar, solar w/regulator, pressured water system, ground tackle system, gps, and a whole list of items. 15 years later they still functioned properly. BEST WISHES in knocking those prices down. That's a whole lot of cruising money........i2f

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Old 07-02-2010, 06:19   #3
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katseeker -
You don't give your location or what type of boat you have, but without that info I tend to agree with i2f that your budget is on the high side, though maybe not by much for a 56 footer.
What are you going to do with all that teak?
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Your numbers are confusing:

Where do you purchase and have installed 2 x reconditioned 130hp yanmar diesels, plus fitting for 25,000 in any currency?

Are those sails pre-impregnated laminated fiber technology .. or just gold plated?
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I know a Catana 58 just got a complete Dynex Dux standing rigging for less (a lot less) than you are estimating. Lost a huge amount of weight and gained a big jump in strength. Contact for the $$, I do not have accurate number to quote here. Would be a huge improvement in the boats performance also

P.S. I just ran across a photo of the same Dynex Dux rigging with turnbuckles. Gives you the option of keeping your turnbuckles. Brion Toss rigged this boat.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:58   #6
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Hi guys

so it would appear that the prices we've been quoted (off the internet) are way higher than they need to be... good news.

Is there perhaps a better way of researching the costs to refit (other than bugging you lot of course!)?

Thanks and cheers


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