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12-06-2012 10:44 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Thanks lou. I totally agree with you.

If it ain't fun - I don't do it.
12-06-2012 10:22 PM
Lou452
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Smackdaddy and the cat. Good title for a book? I have been lurking and it is fun to see you play with this boat! Keep posting The ones that can have fun lead the way. The rest stay home safe and dry. Wet and wild is the way to be ! Just be sure you can get home when the fun is done. Regards, Lou
12-06-2012 09:32 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

No but wait until you see the underwater effect lighting! Pimpinnnnnnnnn'.
12-06-2012 08:55 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Okay - both hulls are now repaired, painted, and READY FOR ROUND 2!!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SHABANG!





No S/S or brass skid plates this round?
12-06-2012 06:41 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Thanks dude. It's actually been a lot of fun!
12-06-2012 04:26 PM
ImASonOfaSailor
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

WOW that looks so GOOD like new!
12-06-2012 02:29 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Okay - both hulls are now repaired, painted, and READY FOR ROUND 2!!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SHABANG!





11-02-2012 07:45 AM
ImASonOfaSailor
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Thanks Man. Yea the R21 was ahead of Its time, to me Its to bad I couldnt open up and rebuild these for easy traveling. For the normal person! Me im not normal so it does fit me. She is fast in light air and in 20 knots u can match the wind..
11-01-2012 10:34 PM
Capt Len
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

Well done smack. As a fixer of fiber glass , you're da man. I'd hate to have to do that with my 2inch yellow cedar.
11-01-2012 10:08 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!

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Originally Posted by Philzy3985 View Post
Smack, I was following all this at thebeachcats over summer, great work on the finished product- truly impressive from start to finish. She looks like a brand new boat from 10' away!

I think most beachcat sailors will sympathize with your fiasco (good name by the way), but believe me you will learn from every mistake on the catamaran and never make them again. After a dozen times sailing you'll feel like a pro and feel the boat as though it was a part of you, and be able to anticipate all the sail trim and adjustments to make in the weather. I just sold my P16 and have a big monohull. Although now that it's easier to get others to come out sailing, I miss that speed of 2 hulls.

Great work man! Give yourself a lot of credit.

Oh and to chime in from earlier, definitely wait on getting trap wires, of all the times I used them, it was only necessary (windy enough) just once.
Hey, thanks Philzy! I have to say that the feel of the boat was really awesome. Flying the hull was just one of the most amazing feelings ever. I started to get a sense of the balance. Still lots to learn for sure, but I can't wait to get back out.

I'll take the advice and hold off on the traps.

Stay tuned for hull #2 - then...Fiasco 2.0!!!!
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