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The guys sailing the KHSD 24 in Italy (they have that great video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfSQg4s_LsU and they promise another one soon) sent some new pictures. One in a pretty good breeze,
and look there, pulling a wakeboard in a storm. Guys, be careful.
The KHSD daycharter catamaran Alii Nui is shown in an ad on page 115 of Professional Boatbuilder. It was built by Schooner Creek of Portland, OR and operates out of Lahaina, Maui. See
Another cat featured with no designer listed.
IBEX is next week in Louisville, KY.
I guess I will be skipping IBEX this year. It was great last year, but half the draw was being in Florida. Besides too much work here to take a week off. See
I knew that the PVC and SEN foam cores we use to build boats had some thermal insulation value but I didn’t think it was as good as house construction insulation foam. At the Fiberlay design conference I learned that it is almost as good as the insulation foams. For example 90 kg Airex is 0.24 BTU.in/sqft.hr.F which comes to R 4.2 per inch. Craig Riley tells me that the PET foam gets wildly even better results when in a vacuum.
Sarabi, Barry and Karen’s custom 56′ KHSD catamaran is back in the Northwest after a lap around the Pacific. This very gorgeous boat has an Aerorig. Rumor is she might be for sale. Contact me for now.
Reminder that tomorrow Friday the 10th is the Fiberlay Expo and Technical Training event. www.fiberlay/Expo or 206-782-0660
She lives in the Chesapeake now, looking different but still sailing. How nice.
- the new cockpit
I found these videos on YouTube of the kHSD 65 catamarans Fury. They are all aluminum and certified for over 100 passengers.
There are are least three and maybe four of the Fury catamarans in Cozumel and Key West. They must have been synergistic. The original owner managed to get three or four boats out of the same set of plans.
YouTube has a whole raft of Fury videos.
Check out this video from the KHSD 55 charter catamaran Palmetto Breeze. She sails out of Charleston, SC.
Historic Charleston. athletic women in bikinis; whats not to like?
Sorry about the ads. And don’t try to pause it to escape the buffering. It will flip you back to zero when you light it up again.
KHSD welcomes Aquarius Fiberglass of Goa, India. http://www.aquariusgoa.com/
They are building another of the 65′ catamaran ferries. Construction is foam/glass with ply/epoxy internals. Welcome.
I found this very cool animation of assembling the KHSD developed plywood passenger ferry for Lake Victoria.
It has bigger cabins than I designed and will be wildly heavier. I tried. See http://ewventures.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/new-ferry-animation/
I got a picture of this plywood 37′ trimaran the other day. Database told me the plans went out in 1990 to Bora Bora.
It looks great.
This office has been a leader in creating efficient, user friendly passenger ferries.
Most of the catamaran ferries that I see are designed by large design offices, and in my opinion, designed badly. They are usually metal, are heavy, have poor efficiency, and a poor ride, compared to what they could have. There are significant reasons for that. Those catamaran ferries come from offices who have been designing single hull ferries decades. They do cats now like they always did the monos.
I come from a sailing catamaran background. Instead of just piling on the horsepower, efficiency is important. I carry these lessons to the passenger cats that I design. I expect the gold plate design offices will figure this out in 5 years or so. That technology here now. For more discussion ofdisplacement power multihulls see this article.
We offer a full line of USCG-certified multihulls and the experience in working with the Coast Guard to get owners operating in the least possible time.