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Old 23-12-2011, 22:43   #16
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Certainly the prettiest multi's out there to my eye.
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Where or why does the "eco" bit come into it?

Epoxy is not ecological friendly, nor is cutting down trees or manufacturing paints and anti fouls.

What makes this vessel any more "eco" than any other vessel constructed from the same materials?

Eco always goes down well with the Press usind ECo sounds eco friendly. powered by wind.
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Old 23-12-2011, 23:53   #19
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Love the boat but I have to agree with catmando. I dont see anything eco about this boat.

islanders been sailing and fishing on dug out proa for thousands of years for far cheaper and "eco". :P
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Nice one Alex... good to see 'The Man' on here...
Pleasant change from the staid and trad....
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xmas greetings from the wharram family
27 Foot - "She has one or two removable cuddy cabins", IMO opens up the market a tad.

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Old 24-12-2011, 04:31   #22
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Re: Wharram 'Eco' Cat Launch Party

i belive the "eco" tag refers more to the simplicity of the vessel ,ie beach launch able,no engine,for small island communities and sustainable fishing and inter island transport/trading.

rather than the construction materials,although a water based epoxy is used throughout and 8mm ply,so a minimum of materials,for what would be in some cases a small islands only link to the outside world.
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If anyone can come up with a lower Eco impact boat (build and use) then would be kinda interesting to see.......not that I give a flying [Hoot] about the Eco side of things, but I do like simplicity and cheap!
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Re: Wharram 'Eco' Cat Launch Party

i also forget to mention,all the spars and cross beams were locally grown spruce on the banks of the river Fal and floated down to the wharrams work shop .

how cool is that,no foodmiles there....................
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ECO, refers to this boat in fishing mode.
How many fishing boats do you know of that sail to and from their fishing grounds.
No motor is pretty ECO to me.
These boats are used by islanders that do not have much money and get by on little to nothing.
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Great in theory
Not so good in reality,
Think rough weather and waves sweeping across the decks and coming up through the slats.
Think pissing down rain and windy for days on end.
Think blazing sun and skin cancer.
Think happy thoughts
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Great in theory
Not so good in reality,
Think rough weather and waves sweeping across the decks and coming up through the slats.
Think pissing down rain and windy for days on end.
Think blazing sun and skin cancer.
sounds better than any day at the office!!!!!!!
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i belive the design is aimed at island communities in the 3rd world,and here in the eu to avoid licencing laws in the eu for commercial fishermen. and rising fuel costs.
Might be a useful way of landing fish - "caught" direct from a commercial (licenced) fishing boat that would otherwise dispose of it's bycatch, back into the sea - dead. Would save all that net dangling palaver .........albeit would probably need to have the full gear onboard, even if only to catch Eco Tourists
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Might be a useful way of landing fish - "caught" direct from a commercial (licenced) fishing boat that would otherwise dispose of it's bycatch, back into the sea - dead. Would save all that net dangling palaver .........albeit would probably need to have the full gear onboard, even if only to catch Eco Tourists
you been at that mulled wine again.....lol
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If I recall correctly one hull was built from a plant derived epoxy for comparative purposes Resin Casting | Epoxy Primer | Eco Friendly Paint | Epoxy Technology
The ply of course is a renewable resource, sceptics cynics and deniers can always find fault but I commend their efforts !
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