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Re: this is a little different
Another very different wishbone rig I ran across.
This Catamaran was built in the 60s in Ocean Falls BC.. entirely a DIY project by a guy up there, he even built his own fittings, fixtures (eg stove) etc along the way. I've forgotten his name, but it was bright green when launched, and did not have that monstrous house, just a semi-circular cabin (still visible amidships) in each hull, and a central wheelhouse on a rigid tramp, with a 'direct drop' outhouse/head in back of the wheel house. Power was from an engine mounted ahead of the wheelhouse, adapted to a retractable extended drive leg.
The wishbone rig was his own adaption too, as far as we knew.
We last saw this about 10 years ago anchored off Fulford Harbour.. sans the house.
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