65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

U20guy2

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Is it just me, or does that look like your standard pine 2x4s and interior grade plywood?

and seriously 700-800lbs of screws? SCREWS? This guy might have looked at 1000's of yachts - but it does not appear that he spoke to one boat builder
Residential building code calls for doug fir, not pine in them 2x4s.
Is the deck between the hulls residential sheer wall spec? LOL Kinda looks like its not even sheer wall spec at that point in the pict.

 

ScowVegas

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Is it just me, or does that look like your standard pine 2x4s and interior grade plywood?

and seriously 700-800lbs of screws? SCREWS? This guy might have looked at 1000's of yachts - but it does not appear that he spoke to one boat builder
Residential building code calls for doug fir, not pine in them 2x4s.
Really I did not know that - Shit should I take back the pine 2x4 studs I bought at Menards?

Hell Doug Fir is used in wooden boat building all the time ...

 
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The good news is that when the two hulls part ways because the bridge deck is made of two by fours and fastened with galvanized joist hangers, there will be plenty of flotsam for the survivors to cling to. That is one advantage of unballasted multihulls. Call it RAW FAITH, Mark II.

 

U20guy2

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I guess this is what happens when a tract home builder is out of work for far too long. His framing and sheeting skills get turned into a live for free on the high seas idea. LOL

 

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Hmmmm.....this is more like it, 150 x 58 ft.'ish. sqft of living space ? 3 lightyears ?

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I guess this is what happens when a tract home builder is out of work for far too long. His framing and sheeting skills get turned into a live for free on the high seas idea. LOL
Lane said. Sixty-five-foot catamarans typically sell for anywhere from $500,000 to $2 million or more.

if he can get it insured for 1 month @ a $1,000,000 value he'll do way better than he ever could building homes

hope they don't load the family for the 1st shakedown out the gate

 

sculpin

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Wow. Just wow.

I wonder if anyone told him you can bend plywood??? Bob is right, that is quite the bow.

I'm amazed when people jump into projects like this without consulting experts. He's looked at thousands of yachts, but then ignored what he saw....

 

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It can't possibly end up any worse than this one, right?!

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Has anybody ever seen the Mythbusters episode where they make the paperboat by freezing in wet newspapers? Deja vu??

I'm actually jealous of this guy; his complete ignorance of structural and marine engineering has lead him to work on this great dream. The rest of us wouldn't even start as we're too worried our home build cat wouldn't be strong enough (rightly so), meanwhile this guy is in ignorant bliss thinking he's about to embark on a life's journey. All we know is that it'll be rather shorter than he anticipated.

 

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Is it just me, or does that look like your standard pine 2x4s and interior grade plywood?

and seriously 700-800lbs of screws? SCREWS? This guy might have looked at 1000's of yachts - but it does not appear that he spoke to one boat builder
The cheap ply laminating process known as glue and screw just got cheaper.

No glue!

This could be a great winter project for SA.

 

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Is it just me, or does that look like your standard pine 2x4s and interior grade plywood?

and seriously 700-800lbs of screws? SCREWS? This guy might have looked at 1000's of yachts - but it does not appear that he spoke to one boat builder
The cheap ply laminating process known as glue and screw just got cheaper.

No glue!

This could be a great winter project for SA.

screw and uh.... screw?

Looks tippy.

 

Recidivist

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On a side note, what are the effects of chines on a multi?
When you're over at 40 degrees because you designed your own multi, and you got optimistic about your righting moment... The chines will help.
:lol: I don't see that structure holding together long enough to get anywhere near 40 degrees.

I suspect the debris field will be considerably larger than most people's homes.

 

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I saw the story in the paper today, looks like we have another "tincup" here in the bay, supposed to splash this month (sink?) I am a few miles from it so I will keep a eye out.
please do. i look to seeing how (if) she floats. the worst boat i have ever been on - bar none, row, motor, sail... was a cat i worked on in Cyprus. the Cypriots obviously thought that building a cat couldn't be that hard. they already had a couple of good Tahiti 75s in their fleet, and must've thought that could save a heap by building the next one. i doubt that they even used plans, the thing hardly sailed - like 5knots broad reach, 15 knots breeze. wouldn't sail with the wind fwd of the beam. motoring into anymore that 2' of chop it had to slow to about 4knots because it hobby-horsed so badly the bows and tramps'd go under... and don't get me started on their seamanship over there...

any how that's a rant i've wanted to get off my chest for a while, and seeing this cat brought memories back.

ahhhh, i feel a little less burdened!

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