Multichine 41 SK twin rudder version

I made a quick trip to Brazil and managed to stop by for a visit to Ilha Sul Construções Náuticas boatyard, in Porto Alegre.

Me and Mr. Jairo Luis de Oliveira, owner at Ilha Sul Boatyard
Me and Mr. Jairo Luis de Oliveira, owner at Ilha Sul Boatyard

At the moment they are finishing the aluminum work for a brand new Multicihine 41 SK with a twin rudder configuration, for which I modeled the new rudders during my stay in French Guyana.

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It is always nice to go and see in the real world what you created inside your head using a computer. I was pleased to see the outcome and also the superb quality of workmanship from the boatyard.

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The amazing solidity of the rudder systems
The amazing solidity of the rudder systems
The skegs are supported against the aft bulkhead
The skegs are supported against the aft bulkhead

 

Then I was invited to see the newest unit of the Kiribati 36 in São Paulo, which has also its aluminum metal work nearly completed. I was met there by Mr. Francimar, who is himself building an aluminum Multichine 36 at his backyard, doing all the work himself. His boat, already named D’Artagnan, has inspired many self builder to overcome the initial inertia and start their own projects.

A Kiribati 36 MK2 in São Paulo
A Kiribati 36 MK2 in São Paulo
Gas locker and fuel container, lubricants storage
Gas locker and fuel container, lubricants storage
Nice aluminum finish work
Nice aluminum finish work

 

And to wrap up the Brazil trip, I learned that the first Pop Alu 32 had successfully finished her maiden open Ocean trip, from Rio Grande, at the Southernmost tip of Brazil, to a bay near Rio de Janeiro, and by doing so without incidents or breakages, attested to the good sea qualities of the design as well as to the fine construction of Ilha Sul.

The crew reported speeds in the 8 knot range with stern quarter winds and very good stability with beam seas.

Her owner was pleased and now can enjoy the boat near his home area.

A Pop Alu 32 in a nice mooring area near Rio de Janeiro
A Pop Alu 32 in a nice mooring area near Rio de Janeiro

 


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