Appreciate your input on the forum. I have learned a lot just from this one post and even though there are some diametrically opposed ideas being preferred, the general consensus seems to be that I am not heading in a problematic direction and I have already modified my plan for construction to foam rather than ply.
I found your idea for the outboard pods really interesting too. It looks like your outboards are short shaft also which is interesting. A video would be fantastic.
I've been reading your very knowledgeable posts on cats for a while now. I was wondering if I could ask your advice. I've recently sold my 37 foot sloop and want to get a cat. I want one for performance and my family prefer them for comfort. But I don't have much of a budget. About 70K is all I have to spend. I'm thinking of finishing the fitout on someone's 30-35 foot project as a way into cruising cats. I enjoy working on boats. I have seen a project up for sale near Lake Tuggerah ( I'm in Sydney). It's ugly, but my question is, "will it sail like a dog?" I imagine it might be available reasonably below its asking price. I'd be interested in your thoughts. I can't send you a link but it's on yachthub as "33ft Project Catamaran", a Norm Silva design.
I had a chat with you a month or 2 ago Re Crowther designs. That one didn’t work out and we are now looking at a Chamberlin12.4. I noticed you owned one of those designs and wondered if you’d mind giving me some knowledge on them.
Regards, Jeff Miller
PS I did try an email but no luck. Hoping you’re off somewhere sailing