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Category Archives: New Designs
ProBoat Design Contest
Professional Boatbuilder selected the KHSD 24 trimaran for the picture of Design Contest 3. See http://www.proboat.com/design-challenge-3.html
and I’m sure everybody has seen Romano’s video at
What ever happened to the old Shaman?
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.
Palmetto Breeze Video
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.
Another 65 Cat Ferry
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.
65′ CM ferry in Africa
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/
37 tri. First contact in 20 years.
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.
Sailing multihull preferences
If you could answer these questions and forward the answers to me to help start the design process.
- How long should be between charging batteries, once a day, twice a day, two days?
- Singlehanding needed?
- Shorttacking is fun
- The sole should be flat
- In light weather the boat should power if speed falls below 5 knots?
- Dining seats must be face to face?
- Galley should be out of traffic?
- Head area should be separate?
- All winches should be hand powered?
- Transom steps?
- Boat should be able to be beached?
- Kickup rudders?
- Shoal draft important?
- Unobstructed inside headroom is important
- Leangth of trips planned?
- Motor noise?
- Sea noise?
- Weight/cost tradeoffs
- Resale is important?
- Interior style? Old yacht-eurostyle-plastic boat style-mega yacht style
- Reefing gear type
- Frequency of anchoring intended
- Frequency of tacking and trimming intended
- Racing intended
- Helm should be covered from weather
- Good raingear is all that is needed
- Trimming quality verses helmstation comfort tradeoffs
- Most time under sail will be spent where?
- Most time at anchor will be spent where?
- Previous boats?
- Previous voyages?
- Previous races?
- How important is boatspeed?
- Boatspeed verses comfort tradeoffs
- Examples of best multi you have seen
- Examples of worst multi that you have seen
- Number of persons expected on most or typical voyages, and relationship of those people
- Most work will be upwind or downwind
- Rotating mast or not
- Fractional rig or not
- Fuel choice, why?
- Engine choice, why?
- How good should paint job be?
- Are there any other questions that i should have asked, but forgot to?