53653Re: Small cats?
- Apr 30 5:43 AMYou 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
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "The Peillet-Long Family"
> 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.that
> 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 stilltoo
> 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 wouldbe
> nice with a low sailplan and enough room for everyone. I keepcoming
> 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?
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