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Old 02-08-2013, 14:34   #46
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The saddest thing about the whole business is that with the money he's spent on the floating pighouse he could have bought a decent boat and be in Hawaii already...
No, he's spent nearly nothing on it. Most of it was scavenged or donated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 14:36   #47
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Re: The Flyin Hawaiian is gone!

Curious how it seems to resemble some sort of Civil War ironclad gunboat.
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Curious how it seems to resemble some sort of Civil War ironclad gunboat.
Plyclad. Should maybe have been named "Old Ply-sides". I had the same thought.
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:06   #49
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Old ply sides.
Obviously so did someone else?
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:14   #50
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Catamarans like the Flyin Hawaiian are just so 90's. What you really want is this XENOCRAFT x-50:
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I won't say anything, or else people will accuse me of getting in the way of someone's dreams... Or maybe I'll just say that a dream is just that until you realise it, and neither Mr Xeno or ol' Hot Rod will ever do that. One day, though, a boat I've built will actually get me across an ocean! I just have the good sense to wait until I have the resources, rather than just going for it armed with a few bits of plywood!
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Obviously so did someone else?
Indeed! Sometimes I miss posts when reading threads, so credit where credit is due.
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For me this story raises an interesting question. Can amateurs design and build seaworthy boats ?

Do you know of any boat designers that have designed and built an ocean going catamaran without having a naval architecture degree ?

Is it plausible to design and build your own ocean going catamaran if you use tried and tested design principles and build processes ?
Certainly you can design and build your own boat. My 34ft cat was designed and built by an amateur and crossed oceans and still floating after 32 years.
He did build another from plans first, so the second one borrowed much from the first one. Generally you can 'overbuild' to be safe. The larger the vessel, the bigger penalty overbuilding incurs, and as they become bigger, the cost of professional help relative to the boat cost is not significant.

This guy built a huge boat as his first one, and used shed building material and techniques, and ignored all advice.
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No, he's spent nearly nothing on it. Most of it was scavenged or donated.
It's all relative -- I think I read that he spent all of his savings, and all or most of his mother's retirement savings. That may only amount to $20,000 but it still means there's nothing to fall back on if it fails and they don't get to live on the boat in the South Seas. There's a hard day of reckoning ahead.
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Re: The Flyin Hawaiian is gone!

you guys are too cruel i'm sure hot rod will have a great time on it,even if it never leaves the confines of the bay.............
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It's all relative -- I think I read that he spent all of his savings, and all or most of his mother's retirement savings. That may only amount to $20,000 but it still means there's nothing to fall back on if it fails and they don't get to live on the boat in the South Seas. There's a hard day of reckoning ahead.
Who cares? Its his life. More power to him.
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But he may wreck like 13 feet if Mexican reef if everything goes tits up.
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But he may wreck like 13 feet if Mexican reef if everything goes tits up.
Wrong coast...... try California kelp beds...
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Here's hoping that such industrious folks will find ways to improve their new vessel now that they are aboard.


A apple pie hopes kinda thing. Ya know?
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Re: The Flyin Hawaiian is gone!

The only way that thing is going to get to Hawaii in one piece is on a Dockwise Transport, delivered to Keehee Lagoon or similar destination.

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I wonder what the onlookers were saying while the Spray sailed away. I hear it started as a derelict boat ashore.


I look forward to getting updates on an upstarts progress.

Folks made fun of old Charley ( not a NA ) but I hear his O/I was the best selling boat over 40' of all time.
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