There was another thread somewhere mentioning this 100 foot catamaran.. Home built..Let's not forget the engine support structure welded directly to the hull plate not to a combo of transverse/longitudinal steel support grid.
Guaranteed to cause fatigue and plate cracking if nothing worse happens first.
I keep shaking my head over this abortion of Doug's. A bit over a week ago I was on a 75' steel motor-sailer that had been home-built. It had a Gardner 8 cylinder diesel in it and a ton of other stuff. I only had a short time to look as I was on the road, but what I saw was pretty impressive. Everything well laid out and thought through.
Well except for the wiring that is. But the engine room was fantastic with excellent access, decent cargo hold, accommodation space etc. It was closely modeled off of a fishing trawler hull.
Biggest boat I've come across done by a home builder. It can be done but not by me. I know my personal limits.
Homemade backyard catamaran Kaleidoscope, built by one man. This video represents me designing my home made backyard boat build. Custom 100ft catamaran, from concept to completion in 5 years, single handed in my back yard. Cutting it into 7 pcs, placing them on 7 oversize truck loads for transporting to the ocean. Reassembly in 6 hrs. in the water. Sea trials, first trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico.
What is it with this fascination with sail powered research vessels? I can't help thinking that if there were market demand for this service, there would be plenty of vessels out there doing it.
... What is it with this fascination with sail powered research vessels? I can't help thinking that if there were market demand for this service, there would be plenty of vessels out there doing it.