35' cat hull

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  1. capnkev
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    capnkev Junior Member

    Hi this is my first post, I hope someone can help me.

    I just bought this hull 35' overall and 15' beam hull width is about 10'6" can anyone identify the designer or compare to a similar boat builder.They were built in Florida east coast north of the space center.

    There is no history on the builder as they only made a few hulls and went out of business.

    I need to know power and speed specs.

    I'm planing on a power boat setup
     

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  2. El_Guero

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    Your builder is as important as the designer.

    Without knowing how much the builder modified the design .... I would think the designer would not be able to help much without inspecting the vessel.

    I would say have it inspected by a competent inspector, you need that for future insurance as well, I believe.

    But, it looks like you will have some fun in the sun.

    wayne
     
  3. Boatguy30
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    Boatguy30 Senior Member

    Looks to have far too much rocker for high speed. Too narrow to be decent sailboat.
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    Unusual looking vessel, certainly appears to be a lower speed/ low power optimized hull, provided the demihulls are sufficiently spaced to avoid adverse wave interference, which they may not be, though hard to judge from the pics. The wiseacres hereabout who have the dope on such matters may be able to help with that.
     
  5. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Almost looks like a power cat modified for sailing as well...
     
  6. Richard Woods
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    The hulls remind me of the Catalac 34, which famously could go quicker backwards under power than forwards

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
  7. tomas
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    tomas Senior Member

    "could go quicker backwards under power than forwards"?

    Was that unintended?
     
  8. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Looks almost like this one ? I have no info on it, just happened to see it when I was looking for something else.
     

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  9. Richard Woods
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    I guess so!!

    It is what I was told by the Yanmar engineers who went out on engine trials on the prototype

    I suggest you contact Rick at

    http://www.catamaransite.com/

    he lives at Coca and knows all about Catalacs


    Richard Woods
     
  10. Rickm505
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    Rickm505 Junior Member

    Hey, that's my photo. When I say mine, I mean I have the photo and scanned and published it some years ago here....

    Next time link to it, don't steal it.
     
  11. Rickm505
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    Rickm505 Junior Member

    I know those hulls well Richard. Last time I saw them, they were the largest bird bath I ever saw. You are correct that it looks like a rip off of a Catalac 10M design, though how it ended up in Titusville, FL must be a story in itself. Can the owner of these hulls email me at rick@catamaransite.com

    Thank you
     

  12. groper
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    groper Senior Member

    That hull, would be very inefficient at anything above 7 knots... it wont plane due to the extreme rocker, and the closely spaced hulls will have tremendous wave interference drag from about 7-12kts - as mr efficiency said...

    As a displacement boat, a monohull would do better as it would have better load carry capacity and less wetted surface area...

    Might make an OK river/lake houseboat or similar, but thats about it im afraid... no wonder the builder went broke...
     
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