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Old 11-03-2011, 02:23   #31
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Great to hear! Ray is a genuinely nice guy.
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Re: Coastal Cruiser for Plywood / Epoxy Build

Enjoy the building process! There's an excellent, very helpful forum for cat builders here: YACHT BUILDING CORNER • Index page

Mostly geared around Snell Easy builders, but they even accept Oram and Schionning guys there. For someone building in epoxy/ply the info is perfect.

One thing for sure - it's something well worth doing.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:17   #33
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Thanks for the link!

Hopefully in a year or two I'll agree with the worth doing sentiment lol!
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Hi all,
Cookiesa has obviously found his boat, but for others looking for similar the Simpson Formula 1 (http://www.nzboatsales.com/listings/...catamaran.aspx ) moulds have just resurfaced here, Anyone owned a Simpson Formula 1 Catamaran? - Boat Design Forums
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Might consider Dudley Dix designs
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Doesn't Robin Chamberlin live in Tassie? Great designs - Often timber and epoxy.
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Old 17-12-2011, 23:01   #37
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Re: Coastal Cruiser for Plywood / Epoxy Build

Just another word about the Wharram catamarans, the decisions on this thread seem to be trying to maximize a small boat for a family. When you compare trimarans, bridgedeck catamarans, and the Wharram catamarans (with no bridgedeck), the basic Wharram logic comes through. Why build 3 hulls instead of 2, why build a bridgedeck cabin, when that material could go into the hulls and create a longer boat, which will sail faster with its longer waterline.
Even better is to find a Wharram project boat and relieve its owner, stagnated in irons, and take it on a tack for completion.
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Having sailed on a couple of Wharram's (In the smaller sizes, might not apply to the larger ones) I found the hulls cramped in comparison to other ctas of a similar size.

I also found their sailing fairly avergae, again could be more my ability, but the Simpson's as mentioned above where faster with no more effort, certainly had a lot more liveable space even in the open bridgedeck designs.

Wharram's certainly have their following, but I think some of that is more nostalgic than anything, with modern stitch and glue designs the build time and costs really don't stack that well in favour of the Wharram design, especially as over here the resale is also poor (Though that is true of most small crusing cat's... despite the huge premium the larger cat's enjoy!)
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What a great thread! Lots of helpfulness and no bitchiness or negativity.
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It's great when people can share opinions and experiences without people taking it personally!
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What a great thread! Lots of helpfulness and no bitchiness or negativity.
I am upset at the fact that there is no bitchiness...com'on...someone get upset...
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OK, THAT'S IT! YOU BUNCH OF $/;-: /;-:&$@. l@&$);/- AND YOU £€₯€#}{]€£> are all£₯€%##%#!!!!!!!!
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OK man, you've got to cool it, for the kids.

We never swear when we are sanding or cutting with a chisel. We always hit the nail on the head. The well organized box of 750,000 electric connectors never falls over into the bilge.

Wharram's idea is to maximize the hulls so that they are both not cramped, and not so large that rough seas won't throw you into some interior furniture. My boat is 44' and sometimes I feel like I'm in a space capsule down below. On deck, though, it's like a tennis court. I've been on a lot of cats and they all seem confined down in the hulls. If you have a big deck house, it sometimes gets in the way of getting to the mast to handle sails.
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I note in your signature you say Warram Custom, Can I ask what you customised, these may be what sets yours apart from other Wharams I have been on and looked at.
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OK, THAT'S IT! YOU BUNCH OF $/;-: /;-:&$@. l@&$);/- AND YOU £€₯€#}{]€£> are all£₯€%##%#!!!!!!!!

Never a truer word said!!!

kaimusailing...you have the same chisels as me and the self guiding hammer is good too!!

Isn't life swell...??? he he...this holiday break is going me good...
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