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Old 26-06-2012, 22:24   #1
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Can anyone identify the make and model?

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Old 26-06-2012, 23:10   #2
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I can't tell you anything, But, looks like a fun project. Keep us posted on the progress. I just love a good project...Michael..
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Old 26-06-2012, 23:32   #3
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Thanks Michael it's my uncles down in Florida. It got smacked up some years ago in a hurricane and I'd like to help him get it back on the water.
Just trying to find some specs etc to ponder over getting it fixed. He's an old war horse that is more than able himself but I like to keep myself informed.
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Old 26-06-2012, 23:40   #4
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Just a guess going on the hull shapes but I'd say it's a 9 metre Ground Effect by Australian designer Roger Simpson.
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Old 28-06-2012, 01:48   #5
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Thanks Red, it does look similar yes.
I believe my uncle told me it was a cat nine design. I think too it is epoxy over ply.
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Old 28-06-2012, 02:05   #6
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Hillbilly,
I think you will find the hulls are glass over cedar, at least below the knuckle.
My study plans indicate that the cabin tops my be either strip cedar or cold moulded ply.

Heres a builders blog; Wooden Boat Building - Multihull workshop - Simpson 9m sailing catamaran in strip cedar sheathed in fibreglass -YouTube video, themultihullzone.com - multihullzone.com - themultihullzone.co.uk - multihullzone.co.uk

The Plans are available here;
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Old 28-06-2012, 02:11   #7
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Also check out "cat man do"'s galleries on here, he built one.

Think it's called "Two headed love child" lol.
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Old 28-06-2012, 03:44   #8
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Also check out "cat man do"'s galleries on here, he built one.

Think it's called "Two headed love child" lol.
That guy actually flew out from England to see mine
Looks like he liked my targa, he said he did

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I think it's a Monohull.
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Old 19-02-2014, 16:11   #10
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Yes it is a ground effect roger Simpson design.
Illness and other buggerations ruined our trip down the ditch and we got stopped at Coinjock NC, but we shall be back on the Centaur in a few weeks and heading to Palatka. There we are going to rebuild the cat and live on the Centaur while we're at it.
The missus, due to heart issues and seizures thinks she'll be happier on the less rolly catamaran, so we'll be using that to cross over to the islands.
Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully. I'm getting really tired of this plan getting thwarted lol.
But yes, I believe it is all doable and I can eventually achieve my modest goal. Then we'll need a new home for Mystic the Centaur. That'll hurt cos I love my little boat, but we gotta do wot we gotta do right?
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Best if luck with it Hillbilly, Simpson designs are worth the effort I believe.
He had the "eye" and don't believe he drew one bad boat.
The Ground Effect was one of his later and better ones.
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Old 19-02-2014, 17:41   #12
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Thanks Red. It's totally dismantled at the moment as my uncle trailered it to his yard. So the hulls etc were all separated. He says it's easy enough to put back together and I guess as he built it in the first place he should know lol. I work well under instruction haha. I'm just hoping it will be big enough for her and certainly more stable.
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Old 23-02-2014, 09:30   #13
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The other issue of course now, is getting the Centaur down to Palatka asap. Once my gear is off it will be available for a very good price for a real classic if anyone is interested. Faster it gets to Palatka sooner it will be for sale.
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Old 23-02-2014, 19:03   #14
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amazing looking boat. look forward to seeing your progress!

I love these twin canoe style cats too btw

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Old 24-02-2014, 13:05   #15
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Hopefully be down there in a few more weeks to get started. It was origianlly designed to run with a 9'9 yamaha so my honda will work just fine.
Now if I can find someone to move the Centaur and take it off my hands I'll be happy lol
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