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19839Re: Easy build catamaran thoughts invited.

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  • Rich D
    Oct 1, 2009
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      Having written to Bolger my ideas for a pontoon pickup. Being more practical than me and not wanting to reinvent the wheel, he emailed me back study plans for the Bantam. While this was purely a power driven design, something scaled down might work for you using the pontoons designs as your base. Just a thought. I mentally modified the Bantam design to incorporate my thoughts on the "pickup" style.

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, duncan mills <duncanmillsoftassie@...> wrote:
      > Having study "instant boat" design for the last couple of years , I am interested in adapting the hull forms for a low cost trailerable family cruising trimaran. I welcome feed back on the idea.
      > My first thoughts would be using the Dorado hull, with modified Toto canoe hulls for amas.
      > The objective to achieve quick to build easily driven multihull forms that can plane easily while cutting though chop. Lateral resistance would be supplied by M style leefoils and folding foil type rudder. The environment is tropic semi protected waters. (inside Aust East coast barrier reef)
      > The amas would hinge on turntable underneath the sides of an over hull width cabin. A cabin consrued as a full length flat bottomed secondary hull type superstructure of ply bent to semi airfoil section but with full length poptop midsection for tropical comfort.
      > Rig would be high set balanced lug on A frame mast with genoa jib.
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