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I am:
A home builder, Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Owning a small Feldkamp KS100 Katamaran.
Started to build a Tiki 21 in 2012, but changed my mind after some weeks because we're a family of 5.
Now building a 6,5m coastal cruiser catamaran, a Kohler Design KD650.
Still love the Wharram way of thinking!
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Dreaming of building and sailing a Boat. Looking for inspiration and hints on my Project

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At 8:48am on November 13, 2012, Brad Ingram said…

Hey Hardy. It's nice to see another 21 being built at the same time. It looks like you have done a lot of cutting! All of your parts looks perfectly cut out. Thanks for the compliment on my boat. I assure you there are lots of tiny imperfections that the pictures can't show. I guess that's how it goes for first time builders though. Maybe we can share tips throughout the build?

At 9:01am on November 13, 2012, Brad Ingram said…

That's fine. Are you mainly working after work and weekends? I slowed down for a while with the build. I got kind of bored with all of the miscellaneous flat pieces, but now that my hull is 3D, morale is high again.

At 10:17am on November 13, 2012, Brad Ingram said…

That sounds like a good plan. I'm going to try to get both hulls finished minus the outer fiberglass over winter. I want to wait until it warms up to do the major fiberglass sheathing. We are going to build the beams over my wife's Christmas break. I'm going with net for the cockpit like Rory. I have sailed a tiki. My friend Brandon Gamble has a tiki 21 in Tennessee. My wife and I went about a month ago and sailed and camped out with him. We both slept in the same hull, head to head. We could even both fit in the forward bunk section together (snuggled up pretty tightly). I love the tikis. Sailing flat is great, and coming about isn't as hard as you'd think. I raised the cabin top a bit to allow me to sit up properly inside. I am 73" tall, so I needed a bit more space for my outboard shoulder.

At 10:51am on November 13, 2012, Brad Ingram said…

Yeah I think it's sort of an optical illusion. Looking at the hull in my garage, I wouldn't expect that you could fit even one person comfortably inside. I will say that my wife and I sleep in my truck a lot, and are comfortable sleeping in smaller spaces. I slept on my side very easily on the tiki. I feel now that having a hull to myself will be pure luxury, but I see us mostly sleeping in the same hull in the future (We are married, of course!) if not out in the cockpit. I can email you some pictures of us inside so that you can see how it really is if you would like. I know it's hard to find pictures of the cabins on these boats.

At 1:52pm on January 30, 2014, Galway Bay said…

Would love to hear about your KD650. Is it finished ? Once accommodation becomes a priority deep "V" becomes a problem.

At 6:30am on January 31, 2014, Galway Bay said…

kd650.hardy-buchholz.de Well done !

I checked your link you might add it to the "And Others" group ? I am sure many would be interested. Also google found a few English language blogs.

Launch this summer ?

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