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Old 05-03-2013, 09:15   #211
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Re: Cheap Multis and Projects

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Yeah, it's been totaled by an insurance company, sold as salvage and rebuilt (supposedly poorly).
I know the guy who owned it when the incident happened.

LOOONNG story.
There's a thread about it somewhere on CF.

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For cars, they have to announce that they have salvage titles. It would be nice if the same were true regarding more expensive sailboats (and potentially just as dangerous).
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Old 06-03-2013, 13:18   #212
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Re: Cheap Multis and Projects

Not a project but definitely cheap for a 60' cat. Interesting dontcha think?
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Old 06-03-2013, 23:54   #213
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Nothing there Sand Crab is the link ok?
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:29   #214
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That boat has been removed from that site now. It was only up for a day or 2. It was not a sailboat but was advertised in Sailboat Listings so I wondered if it got moved to the sister site and there it was.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:13   #215
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Has anyone in WA seen this boat?

It was listed recently on craigslist for as low as 89,000.(maybe 86) If you did see it,could I get any opinions from you? Thanx, Darryl http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ing_id=983&url=
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It was listed recently on craigslist for as low as 89,000.(maybe 86) If you did see it,could I get any opinions from you? Thanx, Darryl http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ing_id=983&url=
The more I see of these custom builds, the more I like the factory produced units. At first, I see the price and think "I could learn to like that", and then I realize what a mess it would be to maintain. The materials are low-grade construction materials, the workmanship will require constant upkeep, and every day you'll find something new that was weird about the design - and likely severely off balance.

The production cats are getting older and older. Wait 3 more years, and you can get a nice, professionally designed and built cat for around that price.

I'm sure there have been some great homebuilt boats in the world, but a lot of these are just floating headaches and eyesores.
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850 Hp,,,Jet drive...Max speed 24 Knots. Seems like it would be faster. Except for it being rather slow I would have used the phrase "It can pass anything but a gas station".

For the most part I agree with Art. There are only a few boats in this thread that have the proper attributes. That's why they are cheap.
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I don't know anything about it.

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Good find Dog and a little info.
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I get so tired of people complaining about cheap multihull and the home built. A lot of the home built were done right because they would have their love ones on board, but a lot were overbuilt and 2 heavy.

When I was in a 60Kt blow and a new fiberglass trawler draghe's anchor and came broad side in to my bows my little old 35 year old plywood Piver sustained 300-400.00 in damage and my boat punched holes in the trawler to the tune of 40,000-$50,000 to it.

Most people don't understand the strength of plywood and that it absorbs shock fiberglass doesn't.

Plus so much easier to fix. True they must be maintained but doesn't ever boat.

That bad ones were fastened with galvanized nails.

I'm on a Searunner 31 splashed in 75 home built. Beautiful joinery with the interior fitted out with a lot of teak and mahogany. Looks real good but add to much weight.

let's save these boats as they were the start of modern multihull history.
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Re: Cheap Multis and Projects

There are some good homebuilts, but this thread has really brought out some bad ones.

I'm afraid the reality that is we are the cusp of a time where used production multihulls will become so readily available that few original homebuilts will be of interest to anyone.

I wish there was an easy way to make all the bad ones vanish into a grinder somewhere, but there's not. Still, there will always be people who are in the right place at the right time to get a great homebuilt catamaran.
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My shipwright is restoring a 90 year old birdboat. All things can be saved with enough time and money.
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I just started a Piver Trimaran thread. Besides owning a Searunner 31 I also just acquired a Piver Encore.

Hopefully I will get others interested in Piver Trimarans
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There is a SR31 on Ebay. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=76066695018
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Re: Cheap Multis and Projects

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There are some good homebuilts, but this thread has really brought out some bad ones.

I'm afraid the reality that is we are the cusp of a time where used production multihulls will become so readily available that few original homebuilts will be of interest to anyone.
I disagree. Most homebuilt cat's are far better performers than most production boats. And those production boats built with performance in mind are very expensive.

So IMO there will still be a market at least for performance oriented homebuilds.
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