This partially built 42′ catamaran is for sale in California. The builder died. It also has a lot of tools.
“My brother, Tim Beyer, purchased your plans for a 42 foot Cruising Catamaran approximately 5 years ago. He has built the hulls, bridge deck floor and dagger board cases from plywood composite and fiberglass. It needs an interior fit out and rigging.
I would like to sell the partially completed project with the plans, all power tools, supplies and materials, and a 38 foot trailer that can haul the hulls.
My brother put his heart and soul into this catamaran and unfortunately died before he could complete it. Consequently I’m looking for a buyer who appreciates all the love and skill he invested in this boat!
His boat is currently located in King City which is an hour’s drive from Monterey.”
As you can see, it is almost built. CM developed plywood.
Finished up and sent off to Buffalo NY, one 48×28 day charter catamaran. About 14 months with a crew of three plus an occasional fourth. Here are some pix – some text and vids to follow. Three sets of images, the crossbeams, the daggerboards and trunks, and the hulls.
While in Oahu, I got to visit Elua (formerly Trilogy 2) thanks to Woody Brown (son of that Woody Brown). A friend of his has it as a cruising boat now named Moana. It was my first composite COI boat. In those days the USCG didn’t care if the builders followed the plans. Probably 1987. A retired Australian metal worker told them that I was doing it wrong and they should do it the way Lock Crowther did it 15 years earlier. Prior to this design I attended a great composites conference where Ron Reichard showed his OSTAR catamaran Fury, and how strong it was. I used his principles. I mentioned that. The builder heard that Flury broke up at sea, and confused the two. He decided he didn’t want to build a boat that would break up. They followed the Australian.
Bob sails his 34′ KHSD powercat on the north shore of Kauai, which the USCG considers the most extreme weather in the US. He does the Napali coast tours. He has to take the boat out of the water at the end of every tour as there is no safe moorage. 34′ x 12′. He has to come out on a narrow ramp. Foam/glass.