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Rapid-Construction Multihulls

38' Catamaran

38' cruising catamaran in developed plywood.
This 38' cruising catamaran design was created after sailing on a tube catamaran in big wind.  The idea was to optimize performance by giving the crew protection from the weather and sure line handling.  Much better structural rigidity was an added benefit.  Some time later the famous John West proved the concept, down under.

This cat is built with the rapid CM construction in plywood/epoxy.  As all the habitable space is in the central nacelle, the hulls can be very rough and quick to build.

This cat is remarkably fast under sail.

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Length overall: 38'-0" (11.6 m)
Length at waterline: 37'-10" (11.55 m)
Beam: 26'-3" (8.0 m)
Draft: 1'-1"/6'-1" (.33/1.86 m)
Weight: 4.600 lb (2.087 kg)
Displacement: 5.537 lb (2.512 kg)
Sails - Main: 462 sqft. (42.9 sqm.)
Blade: 172 sqft. (16 sqm.)
Spinnaker: 600 sqft. (55.7 sqm.)


Study plans:  $100
Email Study Plans:  $50
Full plans:  $3000

All study plans are now available for email delivery at half the price of paper plans!

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