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Old 14-04-2016, 22:33   #1
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Mechanic shop on catamaran

It's old and overpriced, but look at this beautiful shop!!! This is what I'd like to have on my dream boat!
Question: does anyone have or have seen anything like that on cat? This is first time I came across such thing. I guess, I'd have to create it myself and forget an idea to find newer cat with shop like this?



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1990 Custome Skye Sailing Catamaran , Yeppoon Australia - boats.com
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Old 14-04-2016, 23:43   #2
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It's old and overpriced, but look at this beautiful shop!!! This is what I'd like to have on my dream boat!
Question: does anyone have or have seen anything like that on cat? This is first time I came across such thing. I guess, I'd have to create it myself and forget an idea to find newer cat with shop like this?



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1990 Custome Skye Sailing Catamaran , Yeppoon Australia - boats.com
Is this because on an older boat you always need to fix stuff....

Btw . Nice workshop
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Old 15-04-2016, 00:24   #3
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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

Well... I guess, on any boat there's always something to fix . In fact, as it turns, even on some new ones . Shop like this would be really helpful during extended living offshore, wouldn't it?
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Old 15-04-2016, 00:27   #4
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Has to be the heaviest catamaran I've ever seen. Every single point where weight is a choice, the designer/builder made a choice for the heavier option. yikes

Machine shops do not belong on cats.
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Old 15-04-2016, 00:38   #5
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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

If you look at any newer cats 55ft+, they have tremendous amount of unnecessary equipment, starting with huge staterooms, countless amount of heads etc. etc. Some of that equipment definitely not light. I think, converting one of these staterooms to a workshop will not make extreme impact to cat weight.
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Old 15-04-2016, 01:14   #6
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If you look at any newer cats 55ft+, they have tremendous amount of unnecessary equipment, starting with huge staterooms, countless amount of heads etc. etc. Some of that equipment definitely not light. I think, converting one of these staterooms to a workshop will not make extreme impact to cat weight.
Unfortunately, you are probably correct.

Condomarans.

It's also 3am. I thought I saw a machine shop for a moment. This is a normal shop.

In fact, you are carrying all your tools already if there is nice counter space or not to work on, so there is essentially no weight penalty for this shop at all.

It's just a matter of rearranging existing weight into a more easily workable layout.
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Old 15-04-2016, 01:47   #7
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Yea, but I'm thinking to carry "a little more" than average amount of tools , so I would be able to do most of repairs and maintenance (and some minor fabrication). And that workable layout would help a lot!
This is one of the reasons why I'm thinking of bigger cat - it simply can carry more weight.
Tools and jetski - two things I'd really love to have onboard . And may be little CNC milling machine in that shop as well - could I?
After all, big cats made to carry as much as 12 passengers and crew (plus their baggage - that's over 1.2 tons already (over 2500lbs), not including food for them (and you can imagine, how much food all of them require) I'd rather leave some of them behind
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Is this because on an older boat you always need to fix stuff....

Btw . Nice workshop
Are you kidding? I don't care how old your boat is, you will need to fix stuff if you plan to cruise.

I still remember an owner of a NEW Valiant 42 in Chub Cay on the phone wanting someone to fly out and repair the down switch on his windlass.

Wow.
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Old 15-04-2016, 09:13   #10
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It's old and overpriced, but look at this beautiful shop!!! This is what I'd like to have on my dream boat!
Question: does anyone have or have seen anything like that on cat? This is first time I came across such thing. I guess, I'd have to create it myself and forget an idea to find newer cat with shop like this?



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1990 Custome Skye Sailing Catamaran , Yeppoon Australia - boats.com
That reminds me of the Catamaran in Tiller Bay, Cariacou that actually is the local fix anything wrong with your boat shop.
Not this organized and clean though.
Ernie on the Mary jane
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Old 15-04-2016, 09:17   #11
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I like the idea, but I'm not crazy about those tools hanging on the bulkheads. I'd secure those in drawers, cabinets or boxes.
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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

My 42 cat had a mini shop version of that. It was in the forward of one hull, in lieu of another state room. 18 Drawers/compartments and vise mounted in the same spot as that pic, counter both sides. It was pretty handy for sure, mostly for storage rather than actually working on stuff though.
Realistically though, what are you really going to carry in there and work on? Not much. If you take the dingy OB in there the whole boat is gonna smell like gas. Engine work is done in the engine room most the time. If I need to work on lines I'm doing it out in the pleasant cockpit.
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Re: Mechanic shop on catamaran

I thought the idea of going cruising was to enjoy yourself?
Buying a boat that needs a workshop that size would, for me at least, be utter lunacy.
I could buy a boat with a bar that big...
Why don't you buy a boat that works and have a tool box under the nav seat like everyone else?

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"That" 63' trimaran by jim brown/mark hassall had a very nice looking (in pictures) 20x20 shop
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