This cruising cat was built in Vancouver BC some 30 years ago. Built with the rapid build CM technology. It is still out there doing it.
Adventure Cat is going from a canvas house to a solid composite one,
Mystic Cat, my newest CM 48′ daycharter catamaran has arrived in it’s home port of Buffalo, NY.
A couple of pictures of Tunnel Vision, my 42′ cruising cat in SoCal.
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.
A much more recent KHSD COI cat. Originally built in Bellingham, WA and shipped to Hawaii. Big Island also. 36′ x 24′. CM plywood/epoxy.
I got to visit my first COI cat on Big Island of Hawaii.
1987 i think it was. Still carrying passengers every day. Looking good.
Kamanu, my first day charter catamaran, has been operating for 35 or 36 years now. 36 x 24. CM developed plywood.
I will be over to visit her in late November.
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.