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Old 15-04-2016, 13:39   #16
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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

Very nice workshop, but I think the hanging tools will bang to the sides and the bulkheads during sailing or on a rolling achorage.
By the way: I prefer to own a solidly and reliable built catamaran as I had during my circumnavigations. I really never missed a workshop aboard. Sure I had to use some tools under way but no important repair was necessary.

And: why are so many sailors now thinking big? Are 50 and even more foot catamarans really necessary? Do they request all the appliances, electronics and luxury equipment they are use to have at home to feel good aboard?

May be that as long as economics grow up and money to lend is cheap the boats grow also?

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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

I think we'd all prefer boats that we'd never have to work on..... but getting back to reality, when we rebuilt School's Out we did a similar workshop, but much smaller boat, so smaller scale, and convertible into a queen size bed:




Tools go in shelves under the bench/bed.

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Very nice workshop, but I think the hanging tools will bang to the sides and the bulkheads during sailing or on a rolling achorage.
By the way: I prefer to own a solidly and reliable built catamaran as I had during my circumnavigations. I really never missed a workshop aboard. Sure I had to use some tools under way but no important repair was necessary.

And: why are so many sailors now thinking big? Are 50 and even more foot catamarans really necessary? Do they request all the appliances, electronics and luxury equipment they are use to have at home to feel good aboard?

May be that as long as economics grow up and money to lend is cheap the boats grow also?

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I agree, I also wouldn't hang tools on the wall.
Fixing and making things is one of my hobbies. I just like to use right tools for every job. This is the reason I'm considering something like that. After all, I think it's nice to have hobby (or few ) while sailing.
Regarding "why are so many sailors now thinking big?" - I'm thinking to create some nice adventure, like SV Delos, for example, but with more space for every person and more toys on board. And yes, I wouldn't mind to have comfort of own home on boat
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