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Old 28-04-2011, 05:15   #16
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Re: Roger Simpson 50

Hi again, I also did some work on trying to contact Roger Simpson himself via the phonebook. Do you want the lists I compiled?
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Re: Roger Simpson 50

Sconno-she was and still R.Simpson design I complete 'full circle'-got photos, found the owner of the 'dream books', got records of previous ownership, phone calls from everyone who missed on buying her, and finally after 0.003 sec. search engine down time-the designer him self
but the dream books will be the way to go, since she looks like maybe 'one off' in her family...
with foam sandwich and vinyl ester construction in 1989 even experienced boat builders of this design rising they eyebrows
so, definitely Roger Simpson design... only one last question remains-who built the hulls? record from Monty's Marina indicates that she arrived there on 3/05/1989 and owner was from Samford, Qld.
I hope soon we can 'crack the code', do the closure and start on the 'PROJECT-X'
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... waiting 'game' ahead... so far looks like the hulls made from illegal moulds... they definitely Simpson's but from the deck up striking similarity to Crowther design
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... waiting 'game' ahead... so far looks like the hulls made from illegal moulds... they definitely Simpson's but from the deck up striking similarity to Crowther design
Nice bit of detective work. Can you tell us which moulds the hulls came out of? Regards.
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my sources told me that R. Simpson never did then in composite, not the 50ft. anyway... but the moulds made of original design and hulls sold without designer knowledge or consent=illegal...
...I'm slowly getting there
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my sources told me that R. Simpson never did then in composite, not the 50ft. anyway... but the moulds made of original design and hulls sold without designer knowledge or consent=illegal...
...I'm slowly getting there
Moulds are so expensive to make, do you not think this sounds a little fishy? Maybe cat man do can confirm, but I'm pretty sure the designers royalty is minuscule in comparison and is generally included in the plan cost, and there was no other 50 ft grp Simpson cat moulds made in Australia at the time, or I feel other builders would have known.

Many Roger Simpson designs were made in GRP around that time including the Cloud series.

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Re: Roger Simpson 50

Clouds, Formula ones (26ft) and Inspiration 10's were the only ones of Rogers that had moulds made to my knowledge.

All the 50's I know of are one off
ALL were composite builds
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Hi again, I also did some work on trying to contact Roger Simpson himself via the phonebook. Do you want the lists I compiled?
Easy enough to find, but he'd rather not play boats any more from what I heard
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Re: Roger Simpson 50

been told last night by friend of mine who's a boat builder that was 48ft design which was usually stretched to 50ft... somehow make sense, as the book of dreams never got anything on this size anyway... yet, in Roger Simpson book on building catamarans (green cover) on page 11 (I think) is a photo of the 50ft cat build on the Cold Coast...
so I guess now I'll hunt for the copy of an old 48 footer? then try to 'adjust' and adopt to the 50ft. hulls...
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Re: Roger Simpson 50

Finally... death End
no more searching for the past... time for a bit of math. and imagination I have few photos of-as described to me 'ugly' boat-but I like it
Thanks so much for all help and suggestions
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Hello again

after months of researching information from all over the world and most of all locally.... I"ve got the answer

This 15 meter composite design is based on original strip planking-13.7 meter model from Florida Keys charter boats circa 1989/1990

My boat has been 'stretched' which according to the sources from all over the world was common with Simpson boats in the past decades...

Now, since the plans has been purchased from BoatCraft I can start recalculating all the measurement and get into the rebuilding of this lovely cat

Tanks to everyone who helped and make suggestions
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