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    Multi-Hull or Catamaran RC Sailing
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    πŸ“ 64 pages
    6 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    https://plansgumprecht.s3.amazonaws.com/DRIFTER16.pdf

    Skim through to the final pages to see the free drawings. I think some of you should try make an RC model of these plans. What say ye mates?
    https://plansgumprecht.s3.amazonaws.com/DRIFTER16.pdf
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    4 days ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the link, it looks like an interesting build.
    I've always liked catamarans with their twin hulls, but while 2 is good 3 has to be better (you can't have to much of a good thingπŸ˜€).
    When I finally get restarted on my Hakits Morston and get it finished, I might try this.

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    4 days ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi,


    model shop in Leeds has 2 currently in stock, good luck.

    https://www.modelshopleeds.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cP...


    Bill
    https://www.modelshopleeds.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=38_556&products_id=20123
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    11 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Anyone have any experience with building and sailing multi-hull sailboats?
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    8 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,

    Just looking on E bayUK and listed under model catamarans is a Dumas kit for a Hobi Cat Catamaran 14" kit , price Β£49.99.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    9 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Lots of ready to sail cats around Ron, plus foiling tris etc

    https://www.google.com/search?q=EARLY+RC+SAILING+CATAMARANS

    (Find pics down this page a bit) and a few old Dumas Hobie cats for sail as well on E-bay etc.

    Plus - https://www.catsailingnews.com/2013/05/radio-controlled-mult...

    JB
    https://www.google.com/search?q=EARLY+RC+SAILING+CATAMARANS
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    9 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ron, I made a free running cat (about 30") back in the late 60s, which was pretty quick, and built a pair of hulls for an RC version which was around 3ft from memory. Went to work in Aust for a while and the project was sort of forgotten about. Thought recently about building another the same with an RC controlled ballast weight. May do one soon if the mood takes me.

    There were a number of cat kits in the 70s (I think Dumas did one around 3ft) but haven't seen one in years. I think the problem was, that you needed a rescue boat with you, as they tended to capsize easily in a good wind, due to the fact they didn't have moveable ballast systems, and need to be sailed carefully. I think it might have been the Dumas one, which had a foam ball on the mast head, so it didn't go completely over. I'll see If I can find a pic.

    JB
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    10 days ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys

    I can’t find one either.

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    10 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I have now done a bit of searching for the Joysway Catamaran. I've looked at a lot of stockists and the usual price is Β£70 or a pound or two over and nobody has one in stock. One says they are expecting stock at the end of August. I can find only one stockist with it in stock and their price is Β£108.99.. Think there's a moral there.

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    10 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    There doesn't seem to be any interest in building model cats, and like you I cannot understand why. I would have thought somebody with an experimental sort of mind would have had a go.
    Of course, Joysway make an RTR cat and complete with radio, they are only Β£70, if you could get one at the moment. I've never even seen one of those. I looked at Cornwall's website and they are saying 'unavailable' as they are to many of their imported products.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    10 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi JB,
    I'm talking from memory here going back a very long way, so I may have some of it wrong. James Wharram was British. He set out to sail around the world but was wrecked a long way from home. He decided to build a simple to build boat to continue his voyage and came up with his Vee sectioned hulls catamaran. The one he built had all the accommodation in these rather narrow hulls. I think there was only a platform joining them and providing a mast step etc. He successfully returned to the UK and the vessel lay on the mud at Deganwy on the Conwy in North Wales for years. He then went on to design a range of these cats from the little 16footer up to quite large vessels with deckhouses between the hulls, motors etc. I think quite a few were built because the simplicity of build appealed to the amateur and also there was a belief that these vessels were well suited to ocean meanderings. I think he gave the NZ names to some of them because of the Maori connections to catamarans as you say.

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    10 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys, I always had a thought that Wharram might have had some connection, to NZ as a couple of his early boats in the 50s had Maori names (Tangaroa and Rongo),- perhaps it was his interest in the Polynesian twin hulled sailing canoes the Maori used to sail to NZ -making a number of return trips to 'Hawaiki' (unknown where they originated from -even today) to bring more people back to colonise NZ (Aotearoa.)

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    10 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    It is interesting nobody as responded that they have tried to build and sail an RC Cat.
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    10 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    About 50 years ago, I was given one hull and the plans for a 16ft Wharram catamaran. I built the second hull, made the canvas platform that served as a deck, all duly lashed together and to the hulls as per plans. Rigged a mast and the sails from a sixteen foot dinghy. Made a hefty fulcrum for a large steering oar and that was about it. Val, a non sailing friend elected to join me. We launched her in the Swale near Faversham. There was a bit of a breeze and as soon as I pulled in the mainsheet, she was off like a dose of salts, not really under command. I was having difficulty steering and began to wonder if I would be able to turn her around. Val's comment was, if you can't turn her round, will we sail off the edge of the world? Eventually, I got her round and we broad reached back into the beach. I never sailed her again as somebody asked if she was for sale. She was!!!!!!

    Cheers, Nerys
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