About Dreams That Became Reality
About a big and long-standing wish that started to come true in 2003. That’s when we started building a 26-foot-long catamaran out of plywood and epoxy.
A year later, the catamaran sailed for the first time. Since then, we have been sailing and wandering around with our catamaran, repairing it and adding new improvements.
All important events, repairs and modifications are published in this blog.
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Catamaran ARIKI’s Crew – Matjaz and Mira
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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. Matjaz Chvatal
How Catamaran Ariki got name is the story of a boat that has at least a little Maori origin and a Maori name.
New lifestyle brought a new dimension of worry in my head. I constantly monitored weather forecasts and worried if everything was OK.
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