For years, maybe even decades, Farwest Paint has sold a Matson 2 part epoxy marine primer that I always called 545 at half the price. Many of my builders have used their great products at much less than the rock star paint’s prices.
At my last trip I was informed that they no longer carry it. They have replaced it with a one part. 20 years ago a change usually meant an upgrade. Now days it could just mean that sales only increased 8% per year and corporate quashed it.
I bought and tried. It does make life simpler; not having to mix and wait to induct.
The new product didn’t feel as tough in my unscientific opinion.
And the guys at the sales desk were new to me and unlike in the past, didn’t seem to know anything about the products. I wonder if Far West was bought out? I will find out.
I just got this picture from Fisherman’s Bay, Lopez Island. No wake and fast. Of course. I don’t know what design. It looks about right to me though.
Maybe a bit bigger amas with reverse bows also. For that badly timed run out Cattle Pass.
Finally starting to get better. Several people here have jobs I’m working on. Almost 2 weeks ago I got slammed with the worst cold I have had in decades maybe. I have the flu shots and usually I beat it in a couple of days. Not this time. Finally able to eat and drink.
I haven’t forgotten those jobs; I just vanished more than a week.
I just got this picture of one of my 37′ trimaran designs from the old days. It must have been the third or fourth design I ever did. August 1986. Hand drawing days. I’m struck by how good it looks to me at the first telling glance. Cylinder molded plywood epoxy. I hear that it also may be for sale soon.
I hear this venerable 45 might be for sale again. Surely still more times across the Pacific since the last note what, 4 years ago?
I got these pictures of one of my cats from Australia’s gold coast. I was told it is about 45 feet and open bridgedeck. I would have guessed is Paul’s Quemarla or however is spelled. Anyone know more about it? I see is named Gato.
I see that Owen has discovered a huge amount of great stuff and will dribble in in this week. I have had some unexpected parent health issues so has been demands on my time last week or two.
Five years ago. Still one of the best sailing videos I’ve ever seen. Simmo Kook did such great editing and sound track. And still one of the best examples that the earth is flat. Simmo from near Genoa, Italy picked a Bakersfield punk-folk garage band as soundtrack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u6UepbaCKo
I got a surprise visit from builders JD and Carol yesterday. From Nome. They are building and re-building their 30′ cat. (the one that was crunched by a barge in a gale) We all enjoy following their progress on Face.
How cool is this?
Also, been working on Simmo’s new cat today.
I think I forgot to note this when it arrived in April.
ESET is again downloading antivirus definitions so computer is too slow to use to search. It hogs the CPU.
If you want a copy, email me and I can forward the PDF. NVIC 02-16 is 50 pages.
This little power trimaran unit appeared at the local Searay dealer. This is the pointy end.
Am thinking that it actually should be called WT-F.
These are the bikes parked out front while the hearty are inside getting painted up. A big enclosed shed and right on the parade route. I know it’s past Solstice. I been scrambling. As before http://multihullblog.com/2014/06/csr-painting/
Long time east Florida catamaran builders Offshore Catamarans has been ramping up. “We now have six builders on payroll not counting me. The shop we are in is rented (80′ clear span} with bigger space available. We build the parts here and do our final assembly at Seminole Boatyard where we can travel lift in cats to 25′ beam and hire a crane for wider.”
This Hughes 36 Day Charter Catamaran USCG Inspected for 24 passengers. This Cat is demountable and can be shipped anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.offshorecatamarans.com/hughes-36.html Michael Bell 561-714-9045
It has been several years since I last increased the stock plans prices. Meanwhile more work from me is now required to get vessel certification.
In mid July the stock plans prices will increase 20%. Still a bargain.
Yes, the cylinder molded 20 m cat is moving closer to the ocean indeed. Chris notes,
“Just moving my “project” from Eureka, 75km closer to the ocean, to 418 Hauraki Road. Turua which is only 5kms from Kopu where I can reassemble and launch. Kopu is 5kms south of Thames, Coromandel Peninsula.”