The Islander catamarans goal is to be large enough and capable enough to take a couple on long trips to remote Islands comfortably. (It is as big as it can be and still towed home for storage, other wise it would have been built at 30 feet just like the boat that inspired it. See here if you are looking for a larger boat. Plans are now free!http://www.thecoastalpassage.com.au/cheapcat.html ) It has stand up head room in the center hulls, a galley, a head with sit down or outside shower and room for a double bunk with a “pop top” which permits sitting headroom there as well. It carries a fair amount of water and supplies and was built with open water passages of 50 miles or more in mind. A lot of thought and time has gone into the design but the build time has been very low for this size of boat due to the way it is constructed. The priority was not very high to finish this project due to having a job and keeping me with something to do in the garage. Well, it is at the stage that it can be taken to the water and enjoyed now although not quite finished and the plans are completed so that if anyone wants they can build one if they have knowledge of the basics of boat building. Photo above was progress as of 7-17-13 and a build time of less than 1 month of part time work. Plans released on 4-20-2015 and cost $25 instance download only. This is done because RagWing is a hobby for me and not a full time business and it will stay that way as I near retirement. Whatever money is made goes back into RagWing to help pay for past projects and keep the site up. It is my hope to become a Non-Profit 401C org. For more current photos see the photo link button and I will release more pictures as time permits and they are available. http://www.facebook.com/rogermannorg/photos/a.747247055328556.1073741829.744349722284956/920208828032377/?type=3&theater
- length 20 feet.
- Weight aprox 800-1000 lbs. not sure, never weighed.
- Width either 8.5 or 9.5.
- Hull headroom 6’1″- but easy to increase, just add height to plans dims.
- Bridgedeck sitting headroom.
- can be built by single person it single car garage and moved on wheel dollies.
- power- sail-26′ mast. Elect or gas outboard. Larger single or smaller twins.
- sleeps 2-4, one double and 2 singles.
- click above link to see update of build. There are also other videos on the same page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.747247055328556.1073741829.744349722284956&type=3
For build videos click here-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuhmjJLlaM4&feature=relmfu
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The RagWing Islander plans package includes the following:
- 18 Full 11 X 17 inch drawings
- 108 Full color build sequence photos
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Hull Number List
#1 – Roger Mann, Taylors, SC