Originally Posted by Whitebear
Each custom boat builder claims to build the best etc. How does a person know or check that a boat is properly built? I am thinking/considering a pedigree custom catamaran. Does anyone have experience with their boats? How do they measure up etc?
Thanks for any advice and help in advance
You have to crash learn a lot..you need to go there every week or every 2 weeks and see what is being done and how it is being done.
You request certificates of everything that goes in your boat, you rent a hotle room near the place its being built and spend many days and nights thinking how you want the final product.
If you are not mechanically minded or know nothing about boats or building the...don't even go there...you'll lose. If you are all that I mention before but rich, hire a guy to do it for you...if you are none, and have no money...go buy another boat, a Custom is not for you.
A custom means little of you goes in the boat, not just the money..hence the custom...
Get ready for frustration, headache and many hours looking for stuff..if the gear is part of the supply by the builder....repeat all the above. If it is not...get used to call Harken and Lewmar tech support staff by their first names....
Defenetely Divinycell...make sure application os by vaccum. request FG certificates and gell coat provenience. request had applied FG..request kevlar and CF reinforcments...
You are about to embatk a horror road, but if and once you get to the end of it...IT WILL BE A UNIQUE PIECE..
Believe me...I know about it....