Piston Broke

Build logs from members building catamarans, trimarans and other multi-hull variants.
Tking58
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by Tking58 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm

Looks great Dazza, well done and thanks for sharing your progress. Got your PM. Will be in touch soon.

Cheers,

Tony

Finally
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Location: Cairns

Re: Piston Broke

Post by Finally » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:33 am

Wow, very nice. Very nice indeed. Congratulations, looks awesome.

Have you got a launch date yet?

mikeb
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by mikeb » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:18 am

Wow, you've been busy! Looks like a bueatiful boat, well done.

dazza
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Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:12 am
Location: sunshine coast

Re: Piston Broke

Post by dazza » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:19 pm

Hi David
Thanks for the encouragement ,launch should be in March. Hows your boat going ,painting takes a long time eh!

Cheers dazza

Finally
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by Finally » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:44 am

I've had one drama after another with painting mainly due to the weather up here. But the final topcoat shoot was done last week. Still non-skid and antifoul to do but at least I finally feel like I'm making headway.

I'll post photos shortly.

By the way...Peter Nicholson is one very very knowledgeable guy and very giving of that knowledge to us amateurs. Best rep I've ever had to deal with.

Beav222
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by Beav222 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:52 pm

I always get a little giddy when I see others doing great things and feel a need to celebrate!!
Very nice job. :D
Dean :lol: & Debra :mrgreen:

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines and sail away. "

— Mark Twain American Writer.

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markg
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by markg » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi Dazza
I was set on building the easy sarah cat until I saw your waller 1200 very nice
one question , can the w1200 be converted to out board motors say 9.9hp or maybe Honda 20's to keep the cost down on the build
have asked mike but yet to hear back
thanks mark

dazza
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Location: sunshine coast

Re: Piston Broke

Post by dazza » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:59 pm

Hi Mark

Not sure why you would go to the trouble of building a boat that is designed for diesel saildrive and then put outboards on , look at the Waller 1100

its designed for outboards and is almost as roomy inside as the 1200 because the engines aren't in the middle of the hulls taking up space.

1000mm shorter ,less building, fairing ,materials ,cost of engines and tankage.

Had a look through an 1100 in Auckland a few years back , he was posting on this blog , but i dont think any photos still exist.

Good looking boat but sadly is still waiting for a mast.

Dazza

Bingo
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by Bingo » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:11 pm

Gday Mark Both boats Easy/Waller have primarily been designed to sail, most designers will give you either option when it comes to power, owner/ builders choice. Checkout bob oram designs, you won’t find a simpler, quicker, lighter more commonsense homebuild and he gives you either option Cheers Steve

Tking58
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Re: Piston Broke

Post by Tking58 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:39 pm

Having looked at Peter Snell’s own Easy Sarah 3 or 4 months ago and then visiting Dazza’s boat a few weeks ago I’ve bought the plans for the Waller 1200, which is a much roomier boat. Yes, it’ll cost a bit more to build - about $25k extra by my calculations, half of which is in the engines. But having seen both up close, including both sets of plans, worth it in my book.

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