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53653Re: Small cats?

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  • Paul
    Apr 30 5:43 AM
      You might check out Bernd Kohler's Economy cruiser or Eco 7. They
      are more recent designs and are designed to be low cost family
      cruisers. His web site is
      There is also a yahoo builders group (k-designs) and Bernd answers
      questions there.

      Paul H.

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "The Peillet-Long Family"
      <owlnmole@...> wrote:
      > Not felines, or catboats, but catamarans...
      > Anyone have any thoughts on any small plywood catamaran designs,
      > probably not Bolger? There are a lot of them out there, but most
      > more for a couple of athletic folks who don't mind getting wet,
      not a
      > family with small kids.
      > There are the Jarcats (very ugly) and a few others, including Jeff
      > Gilbert's Hot Chili (even uglier, sorry, I know some folks like
      > one) and Thomas Firth Jones's Weekender (a possibility, but still
      > sporting).
      > I am really looking around for something like my Junebugamaran or
      > Crabskiffamaran concepts, where folks would ride in the hulls, not
      > the bridge deck, most of the time. The wide stance of a cat would
      > nice with a low sailplan and enough room for everyone. I keep
      > back to the idea of a pair of those hulls, or maybe Pirate Racer
      > hulls (which already have side decks) with a couple of light cabin
      > trunks and modest rig.
      > Any ideas?
      > Cheers,
      > Matthew
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