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Old 27-08-2009, 22:39   #1
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My name is Patrick, if you know shipofools, they are my cousins with the corsair f-31(which is awesome). I'm 13 and have only been on their sailboat but hope to be on more soon, and hopefully i can even get myself a small one to learn on. The reason I am posting this in the multihull's section is because I was wondering if i could find any kind of design like miss cindy, the 16 ft bi-rig. I've read the blog and it really looks like a fun boat. I really don't have any money but if i were to start building, i figure my parents experience could help and i'd learn,(and it'd give me something to do I don't expect it to be finished immidietly, but i figure a year or two and i would know the boat well. So if any of you know of designs of small catamarans like this, tell me, because i would love to have one. I have the passion, just not the money)= which seems to be a big problem when your'e speaking boats =D.
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Old 27-08-2009, 22:47   #2
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Hi Patrick and welcome to CF. Glad you are getting the sailing bug early on.

Best bet is to share your passion with your folks and get them to help you sort out some dinghy sailing before buying. My 12 y/o boy loves sailing Lasers and Laser Picos. He takes his classmates out a lot.

Enjoy the forum and good luck.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF Patrick.

Plans are available, for a number of small home-built catamarans, including these:

Woods Designs Sailing Catamarans

Small Catamaran Dayboats

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I was wondering if i could find any kind of design like miss cindy, the 16 ft bi-rig. .
I suggest that lack of money is going to be the biggest problem, thus you need something that is a self build but relatively easy, and from relatively cheap materials. The Wharram designs have always been the leader in this field, and you can browse the designs

James Wharram Designs -Home of the self-build Catamaran.

I would look at the Tiki 21 which is rated at 400 hours of build. The photos on the above link show some of this.

The finished product looks like


There are a couple of smaller day sailors, but this is a proper boat!

A word of warning. Get the right sort of plywood! some glue will dissolve in water!
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I personally like the Woods 16' Quattro...though if I were 13 I'd also opt. for a smaller mast and more conservative rigging.
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Hello and welcome to the forum!
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Old 28-08-2009, 15:27   #7
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Thanks for the welcome and the designs. The reason i like that cat is because the length is perfect for the trailer we have. And it's width isn't an issue. I'm not sure how a bridgedeck may effect the performance, but i like the idea of it. Other suggestions this size and no more then 8' wide would be wonderful, and if there are designs for this specific cat i would like to know about it.
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maybe you can find anything from this forum also.

welcome...
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I was wondering if there are any free softwares i can download to try to design something that is in that range, and for the sake of fun
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How about the jarcat 5 or 6? seem nice, a little cuddy, said to have done 20 knots. I wouldn't be crossing an ocean with it but daysailing with the possible over nighter. If you notice anything for me to be aware of about this tell me. reviews, links to testimonials, etc...
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