building a catamaran

welcome to our boatbuilding adventure

'how we went about building a sailboat'

...we couldn't afford to buy our first catamaran, so we built one. These are our tales and tid-bits of how we did what we did on a very slender budget.

Our Sailing Catamaran Building Adventures

Sailing Catamaran Building Adventure

Sailing Catamaran Building Adventure

AUD $24.95

This book is 'two books in one' - A Catamaran Building Project and DIY Desalnator or Watermaking. Together, we jotted how and why we tackled certain challenges with pointers that may assist others in jumping into this 'building-a-catamaran' maze.

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Sailing Catamaran Building Project

Sailing Catamaran Building Project

AUD $19.95

This volume supplements and fills what many budget boat-building plans leave out, like anchor winches, electrical, water plumbing, navigation electronics, and even desalination (or watermaking).

It carries black and white photographs and various major system drawings that should provide and inspire many more ideas.

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DIY Desalinator or Watermaking

DIY Desalinator or Watermaking

AUD $11.95

Understanding how the water making process works allows an informative decision for those who are moving this way.

We heavily researched the topic, then worked backward tracking down components and analysing their importance in the 'big picture'.

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Building Tokyo Express

Building Tokyo Express

Building Tokyo Express: Turning a dream into reality. The building of a 40ft catamaran.

It took 3 years and $70,000 to turn a pile of wood, fibreglass and epoxy resin, into a boat that became home for the next 5 years. It was the biggest task I’d tackled and the best thing I’ve ever done - Tim Weston. 

Keeping Multihulls Simple

Keeping Multihulls Simple

Unique Sailing Catamarans from the man who invented them - Legendary Catamaran Designer James Wharram. For those interested in seaworthy boat design and development, this program documents an intimate view of the design process.

Certainly knows how to build on a budget and how to keep it simple. It's a design you either like or dislike.

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