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Old 12-08-2006, 01:17   #1
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hello to all i am new to this forum and to the boatbuilding game however last october i decided to have a go and in between full time work and being a dad to 3 kids under 6 i have been working on a 38ft easy catamaran im hoping to have it ready to go in the water this november to enjoy some christmas cruising you can check out my boat and a few others at a website a few od us easybuilders have at easycat.50webs.com im sean the builder in cairnswhich is in nth queensaland australia
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:37   #2
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Welcome aboard cruisersforum, Sean.

You have done a outstanding job on you building your 37 foot catamaran. My hats off to you!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:45   #3
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Wow! I am awed and humbled. When I first read your post, I thought “this guy doesn’t know what he’s getting into.” After looking at your construction, I was obviously wrong.

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Old 13-08-2006, 01:17   #4
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thanks guys i know that from my point of view this whole boat building thing seems to crawl along
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Old 13-08-2006, 15:51   #5
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Welcome aboard, Northerncat.

Good to see another Aussie joining the forum (I'm in Tasmania). You are doing a fantastic job, and its great to see such a comprehensive record of your building. How long has it taken to this stage? If it isn't too rude a question, how much do you think the entier project is going to cost?

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Old 13-08-2006, 18:25   #6
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to have the finished shell is about 25000 for me and all up im looking at about 65000 aus this is however a budget boat that i would like to cruise australia and nz in, in answer to the when did i start i started october 05 and am hoping to be test sailing this christmas at the moment im painting the intereior prior to putting the roof on
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Old 14-08-2006, 15:27   #7
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Old 19-08-2006, 19:12   #8
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are there any other builders out there, particularly cats but1/2 boats are accepatable and do you have websites as i particularly enjoy browsing these
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Old 21-08-2006, 16:08   #9
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Old 15-09-2006, 23:06   #10
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the definition of frustration= having a few screw holes in your boat so you mix up some epoxy and qcell to fill these little holes, two days later the epoxy is good to sand so you fair off all of these holes, two months later you spray your interrior with high build epoxy primer and start sanding and what do you discover but that the epoxy in the holes has shrunk leaving you with num,erous little conical indentations all over your boat so out with the filler again, so the lesson is to leave all of these screw holes filled and unsanded till you are ready to paint
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:05   #11
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i have finally gotten around to putting some photos up of my boat progress ill try to add more as i have time
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:41   #12
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i have just submitted a few more photos under the building heading, i have finally finished the dreaded horrible interior sanding and painting and it looks schmick if i may say so myself
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Old 08-10-2006, 19:33   #13
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Aloha Northern,
Looks like you'll be underway soon. I'm just rebuilding a half boat. Not making the progress you are. Welcome aboard!!
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:06   #14
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just uploaded a few more photos of my turret build, i nearly have a boat yay
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Old 24-12-2006, 15:40   #15
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just adding a few more photos of some progress, a dihgy i made with a year 7 class. targa bar and turret finished with window cut out





and lastly my kitchen taking shape
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