The Joy of Living with Cats

The Joy of Living with Cats

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Portside and Starboard enjoying the jetty at Pirates Cove

Cats have many wonderful features, waking up and playing chase at four in the morning is not one of them. Continue reading

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What are Lash Pads?

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The Lash Pad

What are Lash Pads?

I’m glad you asked, lash pads are the pads that the lashing ropes go over to lash down the crossbeams in the crossbeam cradles to hold the crossbeams to the two hulls of the catamaran 🙂 Continue reading

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Another Milestone is Fast Approaching

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Another milestone is reached!

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‘i’Beams nearing completion

Next in line after the major reworking on the hulls is the construction and fitment of the crossbeams. They are the very significant structures that hold the whole boat together and turn two separate hulls into a single, beautiful and strong journey boat. Along with the ropes that lash the beams to the hulls, they allow the boat to slightly flex when large loads are applied in heavy seas. Continue reading

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