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PVC Catamaran Sail Storage Tube

Added by damonAdmin on May 29, 2003 - 12:56 PM
Build your own Catamaran Storage Tube with these illustrated instructions. Thanks to Donny Pattullo for providing so much detail.

Trailer and sail tube construction

Added by Jmhoying on Nov 08, 2002 - 11:01 AM
Jack Hoying brings us step by step illustrated instructions for building your own catamaran trailer and sail storage tube. The Beachcats mailing list always has lots of discussion about these expensive items, and the ongoing debate of cat box vs. storage tube is never ending. This is one sailors solution that he has agreed to share with us.

Catamaran motor mount

Added by Jack Hoying on Jun 19, 2002 - 05:59 PM
I recently purchased a small outboard motor for my Prindle 18 catamaran and had to figure out how to mount it on my boat. I wanted something that was easily removable and was lightweight...

Adding double trailer rollers

Added by Jmhoying on Apr 04, 2002 - 12:50 PM

Upgrading trailer rollers from single to double.

After switching from a H-16 to a P-18, I thought that since the 18 seemed to have more weight on the front single roller of my trailer, a second roller should be added. I made up a simple bracket that can be bolted in place of the single roller. I purchased an additional roller (in my case, 9") for each side and picked up the necessary metal at a local weld shop...





Plywood Cat Box

Added by nesdog on Mar 10, 2002 - 12:21 PM
Instructions for building a Plywood Catbox.








Note: If I can build this box, anyone can as I am a way better sailor than carpenter! This box needed to fit under a Prindle 18 on a trailer.








I started with two sheets of 1/2" 10' x 4' exterior grade plywood. I would have gotten 5/8" but it's not easy to find in 10' sheets as most of the yards sell 8' only. I had the yard cut one sheet down the middle to create two 10' x 24" halves. (so, the overall width of the box is 24")...




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