36' x 16' Cat Hull for Tiny House Project - Need Help Please :)

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  1. Jasivy4
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    Hello, I am beginning a Tiny House project and need to know how much weight this hull can hold?



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    Thank You TANSL .. I don't have them. How would I go about getting them? Is there any way to guestimate ? Thank You!
     
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  5. TANSL
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    If you could give us the main dimensions and a schematic of the main section and the longitudinal profile an estimate could be made.
    A collection of front, deck and profile photos would also help.
     
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    Profile photo, main dimensions and dimensions of the main elements, please.
     
  10. BlueBell
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    With the information given thus far I'll guess 8000 - 12000 pounds, maybe...
     
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    Thank You .. I will try n get more :)
     
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    Your intention is to build a tiny house on top of the hull and float it permanently? or just keep it on the hard until the next Harvey floats it?
    The hull appears to have a lot of rocker and fine bows which means that weight distribution is going to be critical if it floats.
     
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    float it permanently .. for as long as that is .. any advise .. info?
     
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    before anything, is the hull now sitting on the concrete blocks as shown in your first photo?
    If so, definitely reblock the boat - soil looks very soft and replace the hollow concrete blocks with something solid.

    First impression is that the front 1/4 -1/3 of the boat must be veranda with nothing heavy on it.

    As TANSL notes, you will need the lines to get the best results.
    Here is one suggestion
    run a horizontal chalk line in line with the bottom of the stern and parallel to the hull and mark off 3 foot intervals running forward.
    run perpendicular lines and then measure lateral offsets and heights at the chine line

    edit for Richard; were any of the Catalac 34's sold as power boats?
     

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