The Story of the Catamaran ARIKI
To choose a boat is no picnic. There are many questions and the choice depends on several things, the aim and the area of sailing included. A boat should be easy to carry around, it should not sink too deep, there should be a lot of space on the deck, it has to be fast and of course it has to be low-cost and easy to maintain. That can only be a sailing catamaran!
The other day I was sitting at the end of a dock in the town of Izola watching boats sailing by thinking how it is all about three primal wishes: luxury, speed and low price. I was thinking how to join all of them and I was comparing boats along themselves. A luxurious and fast boat costs a lot of money. A luxurious and cheap one is usually an old fart that gets you nowhere and there are high costs included and unforeseen.
HOW TO CONSTRUCT A BOAT WITHOUT EXPERIENCE
The one of my dream was to build a sailing catamaran.
The most I was wondering how can an amateur that knows nothing about building boats can build a DIY catamaran. Probably it was because of this question that the majority never thinks of DIY. Well, it was not difficult, I just started and somehow it went. It took us 6 months to build the catamaran. Several old friends and new ones helped us a great deal.
My family, neighbors and several friends helped me to build the catamaran. It would not be finished so soon and that smoothly without them.
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