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Weekender/Picnic PowerCat

Discussion in 'General Catamaran Discussion' started by brian eiland, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Looking thru some photos recently and this one caught my attention again. Just couldn't let these photos languish on my computer. These were taken in Thailand.

    I titled it weekender/picnic boat, but really she is large enough for a nice long cruise.
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    Hi Brian, I think the long cruise should be on a river then...;)

    I saw this Swedish version this morning, with an enclosed deckhouse...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that is just a camper vehicle on a barge affair?
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    Barge? It is a fast catamaran in aluminium with a nice home on top, just the car is missing...:cool:
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    The vessel I posted actual has some accomodations in the hulls. Its just that the majority of the 'living' area (saloon,cooking,etc is up in this central 'between the hulls' covered deck space. (note there are 4 hatches down into the hulls)

    And the outboards were a cheaper, less intrusive manner to add power.

    Overall a nice concept....that could even lend itself to home building in composite ply.
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    Chris White powercat & Bertram 31

    This 'style' vessel reminds me of the open saloon/cockpit style of this Chris White powercat ......that further reminded me of the original Bertram 31 design

    Chris's boat...
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    ....a few Bertrams
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    Thank you.
    I haven't had a laugh like that for a good week or two. :)
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    Mistaken ID

    I guess you got me on that one :rolleyes: I couldn't even tell that it was a catamaran vessel....and it looks to be a van type camper (albeit short one) loaded onboard, so it wouldn't need a car.
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    Pretty Berts aside . . .

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    I gotta wonder if those outboards would provide enough thrust in a serious seaway?

    pondboy Kelly
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    50' Gunboat (picnic/weekender)?

    Look what Gunboat is now proposing,
    "Rather than several smaller spaces on the main deck chopped up by bulkheads, the Gunboat 50 has one huge uninterrupted space from the mast to the aft crossbeam. The space is entirely convertible. For daysailing or cruising in warm weather, the sides drop down for the ultimate outdoor feel. In inclement weather, the sides roll up to create a cozy cocoon, albeit with Gunboat’s unique 360 degree visibility.

    While many offerings in this size range stuff a mansion’s worth of un-used accommodations into the space, the Gunboat 50 shows ultimate restraint. There are simply two superyacht style cabins. Let’s face it, most people in this size range simply sail with their spouse, and on occasion, another couple. If the kids join the fun, they can sleep on the daybeds and sofas of the maindeck."


    http://www.gunboat.com/50-description.php

    The new Gunboat 50 is designed for the way we sail:

    +Entertaining friends on daysails
    +Shorthanded cruising with your spouse or maybe another couple
    +A sabbatical cruise, or a tropical circumnavigation
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    Another 'open-space', convertible saloon-deck area cat.
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    ....Freya continued
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    Polycore Picnic / Weekender Powercat

    What would you think of building such a picnic/weekender cat out of the polycore material? ....(a polypropylene honeycomb/epoxy) as utilized on this 12M Solitary Island catamaran.

    Australian Composite Panels - Lightweight Fibreglass & Honeycomb Materials

    ...idea... In fact we might be able to turn one of these sailing designs into a power cat design something like the picnic cat I posted. I'm already talking with these fellows about a 'aftmast version' of one of their sailing cats for an American client.
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    That's weird, I was just going to reference this discussion on another forum, but found the Photos were NOT displayed when I looked at the discussion?

    What's Up ?
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    Seems to be something beyond YachtForums, like a "dead hotlink"...
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    What is that?..."dead hotlink".

    There were a number of other photos in different postings on this particular subject thread that are missing as well?
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    OK, now I see there are some pictures missing, besides the dead link. Have no idea what has happened as they were posted as they should, but I think there has been one server hiccup since 2010.
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    I was looking thru some photos recently and this one caught my attention again. Just couldn't let these photos languish on my computer. These were taken in thailand.

    I titled it weekender/picnic boat, but really she is large enough for a nice long cruise.

    And the outboards were a cheaper, less intrusive manner to add power.

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    brian eiland Senior Member

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    The vessel I posted actual has some accomodations in the hulls. Its just that the majority of the 'living' area (saloon,cooking,etc is up in this central 'between the hulls' covered deck space. (note there are 4 hatches down into the hulls)

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