A slightly stretched version of the 37′ cat has been updated. It is being owner built at Betts’s Boatyard in Anacortes, WA. Foam/glass.
They are back.
This 44′ catamaran to be built in Tampa was originally envisioned as a sailing cat. It would use the Sunny Days 42 hulls extended. Using CM construction.
Owner decided to make it a power cat instead.
I got a commission to design a niche charter cat for Miami. The customer has built boats before but knows nothing about cats nor naval architecture. With the outboards they insisted on, the adjustable swim platform and its mechanism, the Cg is a full four feet aft of Cb. I am having a hard time convincing the builder this is bad. i may have to walk away from this one. Foam/glass.
This 79′ day charter power cat is being designed for a group in California. They have been delightful to work with. Good project. Foam/glass.
I just got pictures of a CM built Tomcat 30 trimaran with updated amas. It looks hot. It was built in the early 90s as I recall.
I just got this picture of the 3rd or 4th design that I ever did. Back in the hand drawing days. Cylinder molded plywood/epoxy. 1986 I think it was. It still looks really good to me. 37 feet.
Peter Mannerstråle sailing one of my 42 foot cats out of Sweden posted what I think is one of the coolest pictures that I have seen in a long time. All is right with the world.
When I ordered the carbon fiber cross tubes for my yellow 12′ trimaran, I assumed a modulus of about 16 million. And I speced the thickness accordingly.
I just got the spec sheet from the manufacturer.
8.5 x 10 to the 7th.
I checked with a scientist I know. That is 85 million.
That is more than 5 times the modulus. Wow.
They aren’t going anywhere.
Painted with Awlgrip clearcoat.
The Meermark 17, a Kurt Hughes designed 17 footer that provides, easy, safe, fun, fast and affordable sailing to everyone. #sailing #sailingforeveryone #sailability.