Work is progressing on the construction of Wildling. With pretty much all the design decisions made, the Outremer team is now busy with construction, and things are progressing well.
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Notice how the two bulkheads at the bottom left of the photo span the full width of the hull. These form the supports for the aft cabin bunk. Some catamarans have what is known as an “island” bed, where you can walk on either side of the bed, which makes it easier to get in and out. Outremer does not do this, because it sacrifices strength and rigidity. Instead they use a full width section. This is one of a number of techniques Outremer uses to eliminate squeaks or creaks coming from the interior joints and furniture and it really works well. You notice it immediately when you sail on a 5X, everything is silent!
7 thoughts on “Wildling construction update and photos”
It’s brilliant watching it all happen. We’ll know your boat so well by the time construction is completed. Thanks for allowing us to share your journey!
It is super awesome Dad thank you so much! I’m so greatful that I can’t even put my thanks into words!
Thanks Linz, I can’t wait for Wildling to be ready, so we can go sailing together!
I love you so much Dad!!!! 🙂 I’m counting down the days till we can sail together! I’m so excited! 😉
These progress photos are fantastic. Did you request them or are they automatically sent as part of the process. I love the reduction/elimination of squeaks. Nothing more frustrating than a squeak you can’t find or remove. Loving the journey.
One of the guys at the factory sent me the photos. I didn’t ask them for them, but they are really great about keeping me informed about what’s happening. There have also been a few cases where they have looked at the options list and said, “Hey Doug, we think you might like this or that feature, but you didn’t select it.” Which I really appreciate. They are very committed to building us a boat that we will really love.
Great reading about the decision processes and the construction progress and details. This will be a very sweet vessel.