Originally Posted by CatrigCat
I' ve looked at a few designs but haven't bought any plans.
Such small cats have narrow hulls that are either sealed or just for storage. Without any flare and reserve boyancy, won't a wave almost cover them?
That's not a problem if the outboard is not running but if it is, water will certainly be sucked in.
The hulls just look so narrow.
Actually, any such problem is more likely to manifest when engines are stopped, as there is the possibility of water entering the innards via the exhaust. But in reality, there is no problem if you select an engine shaft length that puts the powerhead well above the static waterline. In the old days (40+ years ago), it was dicey fitting the then 20" shaft engines to slim-hulled trailer cats, engines were drowned sometimes, but the advent of 25" legs largely solved it.