Hello Everyone, I have a few question about the Blade F16. I'm considering building one, but want to get the full story. I have also emailed Phill but haven't had a response yet, and the www.bladecatamarans.com
seems to be down.
Firstly, does anybody have any projected cost break downs on what it costs to build a boat vs buying a boat “off the shelf”.
I’d be especially interested in the price for a mast (alloy), foils, sails, cross beams/tramp, and rigging/fittings.
Also what do the plan’s include? I’m assuming they have building instruction, do they also have paper templates for cutting out the ply panels?
Finally I've heard that the blade is more suitable for carrying heavier weight, what would be the ideal weight range? I weigh 100kg, and would be sailing solo, as well as with a crew (most like my partner) who weighs around 65kg.
I look forward to hearing from you all, I’m located in Victoria (Australia).