Hello to Cruisers,
My wife and I have recently purchased the plans for a 2012 Waller catamaran
from a guy in New Zealand
who has completed some of the hull
structure. I am stuck in a hotel
in London ATM waiting on a place in New Zealand
quarintine so I have not had a chance to view the hulls. (Stuck??? Well there are worse places to be stuck)... Although I bought it around 3 months ago.
I am a fishing
I have a Master V (Aust) ticket. I am a New Zealander. My wife is a qualified chef
. I am currently working on 200m log ships and are returning home from a voyage but have not made it yet. I have had my share on disaster situations and haver been in two Cyclones/Typhoons/Huricanes and have bypast many on the ships without actually needing to go right through them.
Try as I might to find a Cat for sale
that is that is the same as the one I purchased and I have not found anything. It's Waller 1200 its 12m long and 6.5m wide. I am tring to determine the vessels worth once the build is finished. It is a plywood
glass construction. It seems that it is a very good design and is really good in rough weather
and big seas. There is a video on you tube from the mid 90's of several yachts that were in a huge storm off the nortyhern tip of New Zealand in the mid 90's there was a plywood
yacht around 40ft which did not roll or sink that was salvaged after and it's for all intentions still sailing. Not the same deisgner but of very similar weight, design and construction.
We are both new to sailing but I have been on boats since the age of 14 just not sail boats in fact I have never yet been on a ship with a sail apart from a Dutch sail boat
on the wharf in Amsterdam
outside the National Museum. It is still in use. Its a remake of a early model Cutter
and now has hydrolic sail winches and modern electronics
. So we are relativly green to sailing in that respect.
Our intention is to build it and take it out in light winds learning
as we go to reef, haul, hove to ect. (I have done some reading). Then go out in stronger winds as our experience increases. There is no shortage of wind
in New Zealand. We are a few years from retirement
so this will be our other home as we eventually navigate the world.
Regards, David and Tracey