View Full Version : PLYWOOD CATAMARANS
02-18-2005, 08:26 PM
I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a small plywood catamaran design suitable for 10-12 year old children?
Everything seems to be geared towards 14-16 foot. I guess I would like some plans for something about 10-11 foot long with an unstayed mast that can be put up on the racks on my 4wd pickup.
02-18-2005, 08:39 PM
back in the late 60's I built a glen-L "Le Chat"
and it worked out fine...there are several others...
02-19-2005, 01:43 AM
Rob try the melinesia by Wharram... excellent value for little fellas
Hey Chuckster!! mate how yer doin?
[ 02-19-2005, 01:44 AM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]
02-19-2005, 09:51 PM
Wharram's Hitia 14
02-22-2005, 04:31 AM
Those look interesting:
http://www.hartley-boats.com/fastwin.html (the 12')
The last is not for plywood construction though.
[ 02-22-2005, 04:36 AM: Message edited by: pippo ]
02-22-2005, 10:09 PM
Great, thanks for this, have emailed the guy in France about the enthusiast 2.35m cat. It looks just what I want... I was shown the Hobie Bravo I think but it is extravagently priced for the amount of sailing it will do at our house.
04-22-2008, 03:06 PM
I have a 18 ft. Prindle fibreglass cat, use to have a 16 ft.. It would pitch pole with to much weight. (inherent problem with cat) I love to sail my cat, but I have hurt myself in a very short second.
04-22-2008, 10:17 PM
The Wharram is more of a "cruising cat" and may prove to be the most stable....not the fastest.
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