Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Do a google search under Origamiboats and pick the first one ( yahoo groups ) Al the info you need there and great chatline.
Roughly 200 of those boats are either being built or are under construction. They have been well proven in hundreds of thousands of miles of cruising in all conditions including several circumnavigations. One pounded for 16 days in 8 to 12 ft surf on the west coast of the Baja and was pulled off thru similar sized surf ,being lifted and dropped every wave, on sand too hard to leave a footprint on , with zero damage. Another pounded across 300 yards of Fijian Coral reef leaving Suva , in big surf, then was pulled back over the reef by a tug, all with minimal damage. Later, the same boat collided with a freighter in Gibralter, with no serious structual damage. You can read about it in the skipper, Don Shore's book " Around the world in Viski" available at Harbour Chandlers in Nanaimo.
The 36 is 35ft 5 inches on deck, 10 ft 6 inches beam, 5ft 10 inches draft empty with the single keel, or 4 ft with twin keels , 5700lbs keel weight including steel, 18000 lbs empty, carries a 47 ft mast, has 3/16ht hull plate, 11 gauge decks, cabin, cockpit wheelhouse and rudder, 1/4 inch keel plate and 1/2 inch keel bottom and leading edge. She is extremely well balanced , with good hull balance. There are plenty of them cruising the BC coast.