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by groper
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

Nah that one definitely wasn't my dream Alan... If I build again it will be; Around 50ft LWL; Very light, no genset, no diesels, no bridgedeck cabin, Rotating carbon wingmast, high aspect sail plan, Asymmetric C type dagger foils, minimalistic but functional cruising interior space in each hull... I...
by groper
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

Despite the fun we've been having with this boat, id love to get into a good sailing cat somehow so that we can live on it and go cruising the world, starting with the pacific islands... Ive been racking my brains to figure the best way of achieving this goal. Ive been contemplating building again -...
by groper
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

Hi all, been a while between drinks... just thought id show up and offer those still building a little motivation :mrgreen: The video in the link below shows what we have been upto for the last 6 months. Great to see some of the others along the coast also, - cheers to CB up at lizard island recentl...
by groper
Tue May 24, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: 15.
Replies: 111
Views: 83922

Re: 15.

Looks great and also looks like the home stretch mate - youll be done in no time :)
by groper
Tue May 24, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Desalinator [moved from MV Catapult build]
Replies: 56
Views: 48426

Re: Desalinator [moved from MV Catapult build]

Glad its working well for ya mick :) Keep us updated on the water production when you get to know it a little better - would be interested in the production numbers in your colder waters down there... also interested in approx what speed your usually running it - seems most of the production units a...
by groper
Sun May 01, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Desalinator [moved from MV Catapult build]
Replies: 56
Views: 48426

Re: Desalinator [moved from MV Catapult build]

Well the DIY watermaker seems to be a success, works better than i expected :) Both Mick from ROAM and I have both got our systems up and running as per the design weve hashed out on here. Dave still needs to get his boat in the water to test his! :P Im getting 72 litres per hour with the VSD runnin...
by groper
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

yep sorry, as to performance we managed a top speed of 27kts. The props are too coarse and the engines would only spin to 5000rpm where they cant reach peak HP. so looks like ill have to change props - not for speed - but simply to get things where they should be in terms of loading the engines. Im ...
by groper
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

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by groper
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

well its all said and done now :) Had some serious butterflies whilst it all took place but everything went well... She floats "close" to her lines - a little stern heavy but not too bad... First time we opened her up and managed 27kts @ 5000rpm - props are too coarse to acheive proper rpm @ 5800. I...
by groper
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 106208

Re: MV catapult

Sorry, but i struggle to get a pic where everything is all neat and tidy and clean, finished etc... i dont really stop to take staged photos, i just snap away when i get a chance, lifes just too busy to be pretty! Cockpit floor is done, although covered in mud and footprints from the wet weather wev...