Can this tender scale?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by capt_jack, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. capt_jack
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    capt_jack Junior Member

    I found some photos of a yacht tender made by Catarina in Brazil. She's good for 38kts w/ a 46ft length.

    I was thinking she would make a very striking yacht scaled to 80 or even 100ft. I was wondering if she would scale or if the design would fail at that size?





  2. HakimKlunker
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    HakimKlunker Andreas der Juengere

    Quite pretty on first sight :)
    Scaling is perhaps not the best idea: If you double the size, you will increase volume in the third potential. It is a little like doubling engine power and expecting to double the speed. This is how Corrie designs.
    Wetted area - ratio of length/beam - target speed, target weight and so many other factors play a role, that it seems better to design a hull of your own and include the design features that you feel happy with.
  3. thedutchtouch
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    thedutchtouch Junior Member

    sheesh what kind of yacht do you ave to have to have that as a tender?
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