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Bora Bora 28

This easy to build catamaran is intended to allow inexperienced amateur boat builders to construct a modern cruising multihull with a thrilling performance and an appealing design with a small budget. The plans are well detailed, and easy to understand. The construction method is a fiber glass lamination over plywood throughout the boat. The symetrical hulls are of multichine design and are built using 1/4` thick sheets of plywood over 3/8`; bulkheads and semi-bulkheads. The whole interior should be impregnated with epoxy resin prior to the painting process and an important fiberglass lamination, using epoxy resin must be applied externally. The cross-beams are made of wood using a box-type technique, similar to wooden mast building. The Bora-Bora 28 has a very practical interior lay-out with ccomodations inside the hulls and a large platform to be used as a sun-deck. At the port side is located the head and two bunks, one of them large enough to be used by a couple interested in proximity! The starboard hull houses a very convenient galley with a handy seat for the cook, a dinette with a hinged table and another bunk forward.A swing type centerboard in each hull, along with pivoting rudder blades allows this cat to float in very shallow waters. This is very convenient in case of hitting sand banks, when no harm is expected to happen with the boards. The platform between hulls is very spacious and with the help of an awning,may be used as a cozy tent where four adults ould sleep. The performance of this cat isabove average concerning her capacity to sail close hauled.The narro w hulls,efficient rudder and centerboards,and her high aspect ratio sails contributes for this purpose.On the other side her comparatively narrow main sail adds safety once it is less probable to broach, recognisedly the most risky situation in a multihull. Bora-Bora is a modern, fast, sensitive, well alanced catamaran, and to sail her is a delight for any multihull enthusiast.