cats on foils

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by northerncat, May 14, 2007.

  1. northerncat
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    northerncat Senior Member

    how do cats on foils handle rough water, does the foil contribute to slamming like a bridgdeck does or does the forward motion carry it through waves?
  2. BarendGrobler
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    BarendGrobler Junior Member

    A well designed foil-cat handles waves a lot better than ordanary cats. The foil dampens the vertical accelaration of the boat due to various changes when going over a wave; such as the change in the angle of attack.
  3. Doug Lord

    Doug Lord Guest

    Foil cats

    What is the experience with power foil cats and weeds and other junk in the water?
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