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11-19-2012 11:01 PM
Faster
Re: this is a little different

Thanks for that update,Steve.. Maybe you'll get a good look at her one day.
11-19-2012 10:47 PM
Bilgewater
Re: this is a little different

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
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.
So I ran into this guy today, very nice person. I'm building a house and was handed a card with a photo of this boat on the front. It turns out he's my new neighbour so he gave me a little background on it. He flew over it sometime way back when it was in the Frazer River somewhere and decided he needed it. It used to be a weird green colour as you describe. He built the house on the hard on Saltspring Island and attached it once complete. He added a homemade windmill to the centre of the tripod with a 10' wing span which actually worked quite well. He was providing electrical power this way for a while but the vibration would resonate down the rigging/mast and bug the heck out of the dog so he took it off and sold it to a farmer somewhere. It's now used as a housboat type vessel and he's renting it out as a guestboat to someone in the harbour here. The interior is apparently quite nice.
05-21-2012 10:35 PM
Bilgewater
Re: this is a little different

That's interesting info you have there Ron, thanks. I'm going to see if I can get a look-see inside this beast when I get back in a week or so. I first caught sight of this anchored in the Campbell River estuary a while back. We don't see many catamaran's around here and definitely not condo-cat's like this one.
05-21-2012 10:11 PM
Faster
Re: this is a little different

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Originally Posted by Bilgewater View Post
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.
05-21-2012 09:55 PM
Bilgewater
Re: this is a little different

Another very different wishbone rig I ran across.

01-13-2012 01:58 PM
killarney_sailor It would be easy to find your boat in the marina.
01-13-2012 12:16 PM
AdamLein I've been thinking about the "bipod mast" idea but with the mast in the usual spot and a nearly-vertical stay from the apex of the bipod to fly a "main" from. The benefit would be that without the mast in front of the main's luff, you get a lot less turbulence. Thoughts?
01-13-2012 10:14 AM
bobperry That boat sat around Seattle for years. It was in my marina. I never saw it leave the dock. I think the mast, bi-pod thing was grp. The drawings were beautifully done but I'm not convinced the concept is valid.
01-12-2012 09:09 PM
ChuckeD updated link
Sleek Apocalyptic Survival Sailboat/Motorboat

apparently it's had "a lot of work was done on it to make it a lot easier to sail"
looks like something was done to the keel as well?
01-08-2012 08:52 PM
mdbee
Mast Cut down

Maybe they miscalculated the air draft clearance. "oops"

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
It looks like the mast has been dramatically cut down.
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