arbalestier Posted September 16, 2009 Report Share Posted September 16, 2009 Greetings all, I recently acquired an 11.5 ft fibreglass sailing catamaran, minus mast boom and main, which were stolen from it when left on the beach overnight. It was on a trailer, $50 as is from redcliffe, the owner knew little about it and just used it for crabbing, dropping and picking up pots off redcliffe. I've done a fair bit of web research and couldn't really find any info about the boat. It has wellington point sailing club stickers, which is now defunct or merged with RQYS or something along those lines. There is also a john crawford marine sticker on it. I guess it is about 25 years old, the glass is quite sound, and i'm more than able to do the minor repairs and refinish it needs. I am also in the market for a rig to suit, so if anybody knows anything about this little cat, the info would be greatly appreciated. I'm not really an accomplished catsailor, a bit of cruising on my uncles' big (40-65ft)alloy cats, a bit of monohull daysailing, and i mucked around with hobies a bit when i was a teenager. I also have a Nacra 4.5 which is in good order and ready to sail (another impulse buy - i found it tucked away near tewantin and had to buy it because i got it ridiculously cheap), don't really know much about it either, its una rigged, boomless battened main, no jib, single trapeze,daggerboards, late 80's early 90's resort model? Having said that i'm keen to get out on the water around redcliffe as much as possible this summer, and until i get off my arse and get a vehicle with a towhitch to put the nacra in the water, (the boat ramp is 100m down the street lol) the little cat would be great to hand cart down the drive, across the street and into the bay. Well thanks all, i set up my webspace with some pics go to the gallery. http://members.optusnet.com.au/~ajsheed1/gallery.html Just an edit to add some more accurate mesurements, she's all patched up and covered in shiny 2-pack marine polyurethane in the original colours, and quite pretty now i'll post some pics soon if anyone's interested, so i'm pretty keen to get it rigged, if anyone has any suggestions, fair or foul, let me know. Some measurements hull length 350cm (11'6");front beam 169cm (5'7"); rear beam 162cm (5'4"); draft 36cm(14") [This message has been edited by arbalestier (edited 13 November 2009).] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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