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  KILLING ON DESIGN BY STEVE KILLING
Tek-35 Racer/Cruiser Catamaran
True composite boat with double hull pleasure

This article appeared in Canadian Yachting Magazine Winter 2000

My design reviews in Canadian Yachting are normally based on drawings alone. Since the comments focus on the merits of the design philosophy, visiting or sailing on the boat is not a pre-requisite. However, Eugene Tekatch convinced me to come down to see his newborn (but no long in gestation) Tek-35 Catamaran, and it was a good thing that I did. Although I had access to the original drawings, after five years of development and building three custom versions of the boat, the deck, sail plan and interior had all significantly changed. It was important to see it in its final configuration. I was very intrigued by the construction process - there was no way I could have imagined its detail and complexity. Read more


  CRUISING "CATTLEYA"
Our Search, Our Goal By JEAN and MITCH LEAVITT

This article appeared in MULTIHULLS January/February 1997

It was time for a change. We both wanted to do something different. Eventually my wife Jean and I decided it was time to go cruising, rather than wait until retirement to fulfill that dream. Once we made the decision to break away it seemed like such an obvious decision, we wondered why it had been so hard to reach. Two years earlier we had sold our 35' monohull. We loved the boat, but had too little time to use her. Now we needed a boat for extended cruising. Read more


  TEKTRON 35:
THE MULTIHULL OF THE THIRD KIND

This article appeared in MULTIHULLS World N° 47 July 1993 featuring a TEST review of the TEK35 written by François Richard.

In many ways the Tektron 35 is a very special catamaran on the more and more creative and productive market which is currently offered. Seen in La Rochelle in September 92 during the Grand Pavois show, this catamaran of the third kind will not in principal break any sales records but has the potential to please those enthusiasts who do not find what they are looking for in current cruising multihull catalogues. Read more.


  MAIDEN VOYAGE - TEKTRON 35E
CN Tower to Bermuda

This article appeared in MULTIHULL INTERNATIONAL VOL.25 NO.295 AUGUST 1992 written by ALISTAIR WOOD.

THE FIRST EUROPEAN specification Tektron 35E looked superb floating by the dock at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club as the delivery crew arrived in Canada for the start of an epic journey to the Mediterranean via the inland waterways to New York. Owned by Katamaran Konstructions GmbH, the Vienna based European agents, Tektron was to undergo the ultimate test: a Transatlantic passage en route for the La Rochelle Boat Show in September of this year. Read more


  Fast Cruising Cat .....
TEKTRON 35

This article appeared in MULTIHULL INTERNATIONAL VOL.23 NO.264 JANUARY 1990 designed by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

ONE OF THE MAIN AIMS of this new design (writes John Shuttleworth) was to produce a boat with comfortable living accommodation space with as little sacrifice as possible to sailing performance, windward ability and seakeeping qualities. Read more


  Tektron 50 yacht design

This article appeared in MULTIHULL INTERNATIONAL VOL.21 NO.241 FEBRUARY 1988 written by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

This summer sailors on Lake Ontario will see an exceptional new multihull take to the water. This Catamaran, which has been built near Toronto, pushes back the boundaries of performance cruising further than has ever been attempted before. Furthermore this boat is intended as a test bed for an exciting new range of yachting instruments of manufactured by Tektron Equipment Corporation, and will therefore provide more data than has ever been gathered on a multihull before, in terms of rig and hull stress against performance on all points of sail, and sea states. After tuning up on Lake Ontario, the Tektron 50 is entered in the 1988 Quebec-St Malo race. Read more


  MULTIHULLS ON RATING
Multihull Performance Comparison and Rating Rules

by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH

I have been asked many times to talk about Performance comparisons and Rating Rules, so I will begin by discussing some of the ideas that went into the new MOCRA rating rule.

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  MULTIHULLS ON PERFORMANCE

This article appeared in MULTIHULLS VOL.10 NO.1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1984 written by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

Over the last few years I have seen many questions (published in various yachting magazines) regarding multihull performance, and as a designer I am invariably asked 'how fast will she go?' and 'what is the weight carrying capacity?'.

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  FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN PERFORMANCE PREDICTIONS FOR MULTIHULLS

by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH

Formulae for evaluating light racing boats are examined.

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  Multihull Design Considerations for Seaworthiness

MULTIHULLS VOL.14 NO.1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1988 written by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

This Paper evaluates how a multihull performs in waves with respect to rolling and pitching. Stability is evaluated both in relation to wind and wave action. In particular reference will be made to Prof. Marchaj's recent work - 'Seaworthiness the Forgotten Factor.' Multihulls are studied under the same criteria as monohulls are evaluated in the book, giving a clear comparison between old and new multihull designs, and monohulls, particularly with regard to capsize in wind and waves. Other factors affecting seaworthiness, such as pitching, surfing, rolling, yawing etc, are discussed. Read more.


  MULTIHULLS ON PERFORMANCE

This article appeared in MULTIHULLS VOL.11 NO.1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1985 written by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

Many people wonder about what the benefits of ocean races are to ordinary sailors. Races like the OSTAR and La Route du Rhum, where enormous sums of money are spent on the latest technology, materials, and systems, to assist the shorthanded sailors to sail boats as fast and as safely as possible.

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  HULL SHAPES AND RESISTANCE TO MOTION IN CATS AND TRIS

This article appeared in MULTIHULLS VOL.9 NO.1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1983 written by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH.

All yachts must work in harmony with the sea: both in flow and in motion. The boat that does it best, and harnesses the forces of nature to her advantage (rather than opposes them), will surely be faster for it.

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