Double Dutch 2
I chose to build a James Wharram designed Tiki 21 catamaran for sailing in the area of Coles Bay, Schouten Island and the Freycinet National Park. Conditions often change quickly with smooth waters in the mornings and rough waves later in the day. The Tiki 21 design is perfect for crossing the bar at the entrance to the Swan River and for visiting coves and beaches, stable, fast and no centre board. If you run aground you can just jump out, push the boat off and sail on.
Wanting an all-weather boat, I made some changes to the original plans inspired by ideas from the James Wharram members magazine, Sea People. I raised the deck by 100 mm to produce larger cabins and a more comfortable deck area. I redesigned the windows and the beams to create the look of a Tiki 26. I also installed a central winch. After 10 years of planning and hard work, I launched Double Dutch 2 on my 60th birthday. Since then I have enjoyed many exhilarating trips along the coast.