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Burn Fat Not Fuel 2

ORCA II
© Copyright by Ch. Breier / Davey du Plessis© Copyright by Ch. Breier / Davey du Plessis


It was planed to build a 7m long and 2.50m wide boat that is only powered by a pedal drive and an e-motor as backup!


© Copyright by Davey du Plessis

There are so many places to discover in Europe.

The River Rhine, the River Mosel, the Danube River the Mediterranean Shoreline, the Baltic Sea, the Lake Inari, the Rivers & Lakes of Scandinavia, the Rivers of France & Holland, and the Rivers and Lakes of Poland & Russia ...

And there is always the possibility to ship the boat in a container to Canada or the USA!

There I would have endless possibilities with such a boat like the Great Lakes, the Inter Coastal Waterway, the Inside Passage etc...


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For a long time I postponed the project because of the costs and I still have to do it...

It is just way to expensive to build a boat like that in Germany. The prices in Germany for the construction of such a small boat are just crazy...

The idea is to build a boat that should be ecologically and economically perfect. Unfortunately, this is not possible in Germany, so I can only hope that I can find such a boat somewhere used ...

© Copyright by Davey du Plessis

Importing a micro catamaran from the USA or Canada is now much easier so there is a chance to get one from there!

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After extensive research, I believe that a small micro cruising catamaran would be much easier  to buy second hand in europe...

© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA

I could then convert such a catamaran to pedal drive !

© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA

This catamaran from Roger Mann in the US is the kind of cat I mean!

 

© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA


This type of boats are for sale from time to time.

Their second-hand prices are far below those of new builds.

In the US & Australia they are more often for sale, here in Europe it will be hard to find one...

Those boats are better known as pocket cruiser, micro cruiser or micro cat.

Strange is that you can get large catamarans often relatively cheap but small cats are extremely rare. The market seems to be non-existent in Europe for such a small catamaran...

 

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GOOD NEWS !

I was at our channel junction in datteln ( my hometown ) today and saw a pontoon houseboat there. That would be another way for me to build a boat...

This time not with air tubes like on the Yukon, but with PE floats!


© Copyright by Ch. Breier© Copyright by Ch. Breier


A pedal drive boat is comparable to the catamarans I have built for the Yukon River !


© Copyright by Ch. Breier© Copyright by Ch. Breier


Converting a boat to meet my needs  is no problem for me, I've done it before with my first

ORCA !

© Copyright by Ch. Breier© Copyright by Ch. Breier

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If any of you have any info or advice on such a pedal boat or would like to support the project, or if one has a

Micro Crusing Catamaran

for sale

please contact me !

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I can't travel in the next years anyway, because of my mother's and my brother's health, so I will give this project some years!

This is a realistic time to do some good research and get a good and sturdy boat.

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It is not common at all that people share details about their boat building. Unfortunately, some people are only record hunters and self-exposers.These people are no real travelers and they make a secret out of their boats for fear of competitors...


Therefore a big thank you to:


Klaus Metz

METZ BOATS München

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© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA
© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA© Copyright by Roger Mann -USA

Roger Mann  - USA

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© Copyright by Davey du Plessis

 

Davey Duplessis

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© Copyright by Mats Fabricius


Mats Fabricius

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Mark Byass & Mike Sayer

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© Copyright by Mark Byass & Mike Sayer


Steve Smith & Jason Lewis

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© Copyright by Maciej Stański


Maciej Stański

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© Copyright by Sven Yrvind,


              Sven Yrvind

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Thanks for sharing all the info about your boats.

You guys are real travelers!

I really appreciate it!

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