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    Default Junk rigged catamaran

    ...with a nifty little mizzen. I think if I lived someplace warmer I would want one of these


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    well....it is low aspect ratio......
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    Default Junk Rig

    Here's a modified tiki 30 with a mast in each hull:



    It was built in the Caribbean, and they recently did an Atlantic crossing to France, where they are building a larger Wharram design



    Here's a shot of one of the sails reefed down to 3 panels out of 5:



    Escape hatches in each hull (European Directive mandate, I believe.)



    For some reason, I can't link directly to the pictures, so you'll have to click the links.
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    Kim, are these an example at high tech battens to help camber the sail into something approaching a foil?



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    This is called a "Swing Wing" rig, designed by an englishman named Robin Blaine. It uses "wishbones" for shape: here's an interesting view looking up the mast:



    Here are more shots of this particular vessel, "PHO." Bertrand has an Atlantic crossing diary on this site that is good reading.

    Bertrand's PHO

    Atlantic Crossing Diary

    It is an unorthodox tiki 30 to say the least! Not only the dual unstayed mast swing wing (junk) rig, but that huge center cabin. Bertrand and his lady really enjoyed the center cabin on the Atlantic crossing, but it sure takes the aesthetic out of Wharram's design, imho!

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    What the hell am I doing in my office ?????? :-( :-( :-(

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    but it sure takes the aesthetic out of Wharram's design, imho!
    Yeah. From a practical point of view its easy to see why the cabin was added but the Wharram cats are about the only ones I ever liked the look of much.





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    Default Child of the Sea

    Just a ways north of me, up in Oxnard, Glenn Tieman is building the second Tama Moana (child of the sea). Years ago Glenn built the first Pahi 26 and sailed it mostly solo across the Pacific. He spent several years cruising all over the South Western Pacific, ending up in the Phillipines. He has lots of interesting stories, I wish he would write a book, but he seems to prefer live action.

    Last I heard he was setting up the rigging with some home-made tarp sails for some sea trials.

    The initial stages of painting here:

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    Kim, definitely the sort of thing I dream about. When I was a young feller I got to spend quite a bit of time in tropical exotic places but haven't been able to do much of that in a long time. A big open cat on a warm sunny sea can't be the worst way to pass one's time.

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    Default Tiki 46

    I am just about to turn the first hull on my Tiki 46 built in North Carolina.

    Bertrand, who build the junk-rigged Tiki 30 is also building a 46 and plans to use the same rig on his 46.

    I am sticking with the gaff schooner rig myself! This pic is about two months ago before the glass was applied. Since then my camera sprouted legs and has not yet found it's way home!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Clif
    I am just about to turn the first hull on my Tiki 46 built in North Carolina.
    Fantastic, Clif! Nice building shed you have there. Thanks for taking the time with the website, it is no doubt inspiring to those contemplating such visions. I'll be checking your progress. . .
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    Best Wishes!

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    Awesome, Clif! I hope your camera finds its way home.

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    Best of luck!
    I'm happy to report that I've got my trimaran back from SoCal so I can finish it.
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    Default Re: Junk rigged catamaran

    To the above collection of junk rigged and other alternative rigged catamarans, you may add this link showing plans for an unstayed bi-plane aka tandem rigged 65' catamaran built with balsa core and radius chine construction: http://dunnanddunnrealtors.com/Catamaran.html
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    Default Re: Junk rigged catamaran http://bigcatcatamarans.com

    My BigCat 65 design has its own website now, at http://bigcatcatamarans.com , and you will also find the design for a 65' hard or radius chine junk schooner monohull and a 39' open runabout. Tim Dunn, aka BigCat

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    Unless I am mistaken (rare, but possible) The original cat shown is Pete Hill's. Better know as the builder and master (along with Annie) of `BadgerŽ, the Benford designed dory. More recently he has taken part in the Jester Challange transat.
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    Had dinner with Robin Blaine (Junk Rig society) in Canary Islands and he told me about several junk rigged cats being built and sailed. Pete Hill was mentioned.

    I had taken pictures of the rigging and test sail of new mono hull junk conversion in the La Palmas marina and so got invited to dinner. Came back from recent trip with almost 6000 photos and it will take me a while to get any posted.

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