Pete here. I see you have an Oram44. Partner and I have been looking for out first Cat. Maia has just come up for sale. We have plans to sail Perth coast for a few years (learn Yacht and upgrade what is needed), then sail Oz coast with plans of Indo etc and Pacific. Scuba is our passion (partner instructor/Manages a shop), so we would load a compressor and dive gear. Is this a realistic option for the 44c. Is she cable of blue water passages? Hard to find this info. Hope you can provide some realistic advice for a couple of very green but keen future Cat owners Cheers Pete
Thank you for posting the build photos. I can see you think for yourself by your choice of core material. I'm about to really start building a catamaran and I'm looking at between 38'-44'. Popular talk is that 44' is crazy compared to a 38' build. I'm wondering what your opinion is having built a 44' catamaran. Can you see any wisdom staying closer to the 38' length?
Hello, back in 2009 I bought a set of Oram Plans 48C. nothing ever happened and now I am trying to kick it off but I see Bob Oram has retired, Good for him, Can you help me out with Rudder Information Pics, drawings etc to gt me in a direction there. Before I pull the Trigger have been modeling it all up in CAD and thats how I strated to find things I am missing. Cheers DeWayne and Trang Young
Three days ago, on the 17th, we again had a post of yours reported to us as being in breach of the "be nice" rule. Accusing a member of CF of living in a "personal looneyverse" can only be seen as a personal insult: it fails the "be nice" test.
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Hi, I loved your advice and comments on kit catamarans and read that you knew of a cheaper supplier for peel ply. As I am planning to start building a cat later this year could you please let me know. It’s a challenge getting affordable materials in Oz - looking at importing a pallet of S-glass from China...
Thanks again for your advice. I’ll be building in Sydney, but am often in Brisbane.
I noticed you have had a coursmaster autopilot at some point and were experiencing problems, i have had the exact same issue with the vessel been offcourse and the pilot holding the opposite helm on or none. could you tell me what the outcome was? many thanks in advance.
Hi Cruisingcat - just spent a good part of the evening looking at your build photos with my husband... We are about half way through our build of a Schionning Wilderness and he has been trying to get me to understand what on earth he is talking about with 'tying bit x or y' with the fibre glassing - your photos helped a lot!!! I hope that you are living the dream you worked so hard to create... Thanks for posting such great pics!