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Building a catamaran

What does it take?
A Place to build
A little experience
Abilty to design and
INFORMATION!!

The last is so hard to get.

What does a good rig cost?
How thick is the cedar strip?
Is a self standing rig an option?
Should I build my own mast?

All you get is sales talk
or traditional thinking.

My situation:
Built 6 hulks using cedar strip methods.
Want to build a 30 foot catararan
using the cedar strip method and would like to
have the simplest rig, be it a free stander
or whatever.

I can find little information about
the process.

Any would be appreciated.

DM Ashley
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Building a catamaran

I would contact Chris White and Dick Newick. Chris White has designed a number of simple multi-hulls in that general size range. Dick Newick has mostly designed tri''s but his designs are wonderful and comparatively easy to build. I would suspect that they will recommend using cold molded construction instead of strip planking on a boat that big.

Free standing rigs are actually quite complex to design, build anbd sail well as compared to a convention stayed rig. You can built a hinged wing mast but I am not sure it buys you much on a 30 footer.

Good luck,
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