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Old 22-08-2015, 21:59   #1
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Wow, just browsing youtube and I'm a bit speechless about the efforts some go to....
I wonder if Yoshi made it to the water



and this classic cannuk couple extending their cat by 5'

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Re: Classic Cat construction videos

I just noticed Yoshi has a part 2...classic interior decor and an estimated cruising speed of 20kn. Pretty impressive :P
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Kurt Hughes Cylinder molding is always a wild one
A little hull layup… | Multihull Design Blog

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.... I wonder if Yoshi made it to the water
The 2nd video shows a nearby ready Cat. But the clip was uploaded 5 years ago... and since then nothing new.

Not seldom we see such amazing projects ending in nothing, as it takes years or decades as home-built project. Very often these builders are in higher ages when starting, because it needs money (roughly such a project costs 70-80 Thousand Euros material costs).

And coming into ages some of them get sick as they work hard. Even building such a cat is not very healthy with all the chemicals and grinding dust.

I dont want know how many widdows around the globe must see everyday the unfinished work of their demised hubbies. Too often I have seen it... sadly. But so is life...

Lets enjoy boats which find the way onto the water ! :-)

Beautiful (self built) 38 Footer in Slo...mo.... I love Kurt Hughes Designs.


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You'd have to wonder how they planned to get Yoshi to the water. And what a difficult build location! Amazing tenacity, they deserved to succeed.
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Old 23-08-2015, 17:56   #6
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As someone who built a 64ft. steel sailboat, which never came into fruition, and who is now planning on building a 38ft. ply-glass catamaran, I denote an air of negativity and sarcasm. Ask me about the pitfalls of home-building, there are many. However, some folks don't have $200,000-up to plunk-down on what they want. If you watch the post on the couple who lengthened their cat by 5 ft. you will see that they have had a very successful go at it. I for one offer every bit of support to anyone who has the cahones to take on a project like that.
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Yep, apparently yoshi is in the water but no vid yet
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Not sure if this has ever been posted.. A couple of ladies (yes you read that right!) built a 43ft Bruce Roberts in my area. They catalogued the whole thing.

Once done, they trucked it the 1200km to the coast.. Pretty cool ladies!

The big sailboat project
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Yep, apparently yoshi is in the water but no vid yet
Cool... good news indeed. Its always a pleasure to see a boat in its element and fulfilling its destination :-)

Hopefully to see soon some nice vid clips. :-) Happy & Safe Sailing !
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A couple of ladies (yes you read that right!) built a 43ft Bruce Roberts in my area. They catalogued the whole thing...
The big sailboat project
To build a boat in 458 days is impressive.... quick done... calculated in "full time" with 20 days / month would be 23 months... with 10 months working per year (holidays, illness etc. ...), thats just 2 years and 4 months roughly.

Quick done for a single person. Bravo ! Some guys out there are very speedy.

I know a Trimaran home builder who setup his boat completly in just 16 months. Its a 33 Foot foldable Clou 10 MK II . Beautiful, isnt ? :-)

Marine Plywood-Epoxy is still a good way for "light displacements" to build quickly a new boat. And it can look good keep it "natural".

















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To build a boat in 458 days is impressive.... quick done... calculated in "full time" with 20 days / month would be 23 months... with 10 months working per year (holidays, illness etc. ...), thats just 2 years and 4 months roughly.

Quick done for a single person. Bravo ! Some guys out there are very speedy.
Whats even more amazing is neither of them had any experience or even knew how to weld when they started. The other thing I find amazing is that the boat was %100 complete, including interior. I have seen a few blogs where they considered the boat complete when the boat splashed, but the interiors were not even started on some.

Although the website is ugly and a very old design, the information is incredable for anyone wanting to build a boat!
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Here's a builders photo album of a Nigel Irens designed 64' gaff rigged schooner catamaran.
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Plenty of successful home-builds here: Multi-hull Builds - DIY Yachts


Including my own: SV "Somewhere" - DIY Yachts
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