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Old 02-12-2020, 02:41   #1
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Hi all,
Well the time has come to stop sharing a boat, and buy our own.
Weve found one we love the look of, and were in the process of buying her, but information is very thin on the ground, or my search skills are not much good.
Shes a Chamberlin 12.4m design in cedar core and epoxy, and we think she might be a great cruising home for the 4 of us.
Im a commercial skipper with a fair bit of coastal experience, and wife and 2 girls, 13and 9.
If anyone has information on the design or even the vessel in question, wed love to hear about it.
Over to you brains trust.
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:57   #2
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Shes a Chamberlin 12.4m design in cedar core and epoxy, .

Is that the one lined with grey monkey fur?


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Old 02-12-2020, 03:13   #3
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Yeah 😄. You could call it that.
I prefer, fabric type insulating liner?😂
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Robin Chamberlin - Dad been around for a long time much under rated designer not frightened to think outside the box. Sure he will be happy to discuss one of his designs.



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Old 02-12-2020, 18:42   #5
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Thanks Tupaia.
I had a really nice chat with Robin. Very knowledgeable and helpful, and a nice fella.
Would love some more knowledge/history as well though. Anyone?
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Yep Robin designed some of the better boats around. Good proper sailing multihulls.
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Seaskip, chamberlain catamarans are light and fast also generally easy on the eye.
Of course this comes at a price and possibly 4 chamberlain cats that capsized have been discussed on this forum to my knowledge.
Big wave rider, incinerator, slingShot and the cruising cat That went over on the wide bay bar.
Any boat can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Possibly best to match your skill level to the performance level of the boat you select..
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Seaskip, chamberlain catamarans are light and fast also generally easy on the eye.
Of course this comes at a price and possibly 4 chamberlain cats that capsized have been discussed on this forum to my knowledge.
Big wave rider, incinerator, slingShot and the cruising cat That went over on the wide bay bar.
Any boat can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Possibly best to match your skill level to the performance level of the boat you select..
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Hi all,
Well the time has come to stop sharing a boat, and buy our own.
We’ve found one we love the look of, and we’re in the process of buying her, but information is very thin on the ground, or my search skills are not much good.
She’s a Chamberlin 12.4m design in cedar core and epoxy, and we think she might be a great cruising home for the 4 of us.
I’m a commercial skipper with a fair bit of coastal experience, and wife and 2 girls, 13and 9.
If anyone has information on the design or even the vessel in question, we’d love to hear about it.
Over to you brains trust.
In any event, seaskip, PM and I will give you the names of a few people who have actually owned and sailed Chamberlains, real World first had experience is better than information from anonymous forum people. And of course you have already spoken with ROBIN, again, real world, real person.
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I like this boat... Robin is well respected... some others to consider as well
https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for...ted-380/252717
https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for...tamaran/252120
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Thanks everyone for the comments.
I have considered very , very carefully, the risks inherent in sailing my family around on the ocean. My attitude is, there are risks in any boat, (and any way of life), and the risks of one type of disaster befalling one type of vessel, I think, are balanced out by positive attributes of that type of vessel, making it less liable to other forms of disaster.
Does that make any sense at all?😄
XL2, thankyou, those are 2 great looking boats, lets see how this one works out.
Factor, Ive PMd you.
If anyone else has some info, Id love to talk.
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Well. We did it. Well be moving on board in the next couple of months.
Thanks all for the info.
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Old 20-12-2020, 15:53   #14
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Here she is. Love
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Here she is. Love

What an excellent Christmas present. Enjoy.
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