Welcome anonymous guest

Please Support
TheBeachcats.com

My second catamaran  Bottom

Go to page [-1] 1 - 2 - 3 - 4:

  • We are looking for another old boat. Easy enough to swap hulls. That hull was in the worst shape - very soft forward. Here is the video:
    https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA

    --
    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year
    Hobie 16, 1977
    --
  • OH noooo sorry to see that

    looked super fun until ...

    agreed super easy to swap hulls

    any other gear damaged?



    Edited by MN3 on Jul 06, 2021 - 11:09 AM.
  • MN3
    any other gear damaged?

    Most or all of our 3D printed batten tensioners failed - and at least 1 jib batten snapped. Otherwise I think we are good. Just need another hull!

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135175&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135178&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135181&g2_serialNumber=4



    Edited by waiex191 on Jul 06, 2021 - 11:16 AM.

    --
    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year
    Hobie 16, 1977
    --
  • Print a new hull!!! :)

    Kidding but glad you can salvage the boat -

    I would recommend in the future (if at all possible) to retrieve the sails and mast if you can prior to being towed - this will reduce a shredded sail, bent boom, and possibly save your batten caps

    I am sure being turtle would make this a lot more challenging



    Edited by MN3 on Jul 06, 2021 - 01:24 PM.
  • MN3Print a new hull!!! :)

    I am sure being turtle would make this a lot more challenging


    If only we could print a new hull. I think failed batten caps is not a bad thing. They are cheap and easy to replace and I'd rather have them break than the battens.

    It was hard to get the parts off in waist deep water, because it was upside down. Not sure how we would have managed in the middle of the lake, with swarming kayaks asking if they could help.



    Edited by waiex191 on Jul 06, 2021 - 05:46 PM.

    --
    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year
    Hobie 16, 1977
    --
  • Nothing like a recip saw for quick modifications! When one of my early bombardier Invitations,(a Laser with a bigger cockpit), was sailed to death we cut it up with a chainsaw.
    Hopefully you can find a couple of decent hulls & get back on the water.



    Edited by Edchris177 on Jul 06, 2021 - 10:52 PM.

    --
    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
    --
  • No response from the Rockford/new Milford guy. The Wisconsin boat I mentioned seemed to have fallen through. Unresponsive seller, and they were not sure when they were going to get to the lake. My kid found another Wisconsin boat, no jib, no trailer. It has a small soft spot forward of the tramp on the port deck, but mostly solid. Had a title and a bunch of light duty hardware store turnbuckles for the stay. Also had a mast, boom, rudders, and was registered. We got it cheap.

    --
    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year
    Hobie 16, 1977
    --
  • Not sure if I should start a third catamaran thread or not. Here is the boat:
    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135223&g2_serialNumber=4

    Another view:
    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135226&g2_serialNumber=4

    Some of the hardware store stuff I found on the boat. Thank God they never tried to sail it like this, or even step the mast. The #8 screw turnbuckles were especially scary.
    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=135229&g2_serialNumber=4

    I am still looking forward to the SC17. One thing you have to admire about the H16 is there are lots of boats and parts out there.

    --
    Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
    Supercat 17, unknown year
    Hobie 16, 1977
    --

Go to page [-1] 1 - 2 - 3 - 4:

This list is based on users active over the last 60 minutes.