[MHml] affordable Multihull
multihulls at steamradio.com
Fri Jan 11 00:06:37 EST 2002
>The short question is: Is there an affordable family multi that an
>average guy can afford?
The short answer is that there are a bunch of them, as I am sure the
list members will let you know.
It may be too large for what you want, but I have just launched
Harrigami, a 35' proa which I built in 449 hours, at a materials cost
of $AUS4,559/$US2,400, ex rig and rudders, which I already had.
Sailing weight is 550 kgs/1210 lbs. Harrigami folds and is street
legal on a modified box trailer. Once the launching bugs are out, it
should be launched and retrieved in an hour, singlehanded. It has
full standing headroom, double bunk, comfortable cockpit and enormous
galley. My non sailor wife loves it.
I could send you the plans, all the materials to get it to sailing
stage plus a carbon mast and dacron sails for $AUS20,000/$US10,500,
plus a couple of grand for freight.
If you want more information, details of costs and time, or to be put
on the mailing list, please let me know off list.
Harrigami is currently being painted in it's sponsors colours, should
be sailing again next week.
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