Design of small Powercat???

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by MaMaX, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. MaMaX
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    Hallo to all the Boatdesigners in this Forum, i am searching since a long time for Plans of a small Powercat. Small means about 18' length. I want to build the Cat on my own, in fiberglass. The Design should be similar to the Design of Mr. Cashman's Powercat 189. I tried to contact him twice, but no answer since then.

    Is there anybody in this Forum, who can help me to get this or a similar design?
     
  2. MaMaX
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    Wow, i never thought that it would get such a success. Maybe i asked the wrong way? Anyway, did somebody know someone who can help me? Please talk to me!
     
  3. duluthboats
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    Max

    The reason for no response is after searching my library I could find no powercats that size. I was waiting to see if others had better luck.

    Gary :D
     
  4. MaMaX
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    Thanks a lot Gary, for your answer. It is really difficult to find this kind of design, i don't know why but it is really difficult. I wrote on my first post that i found one but the designer did not react to my mail. Do you think someone could made it for me?
     
  5. yipster
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    Max,
    if getting a answer was as easy as asking a question...
    its also summer, people on vacation and things slow everywhere...

    there is more info on the forums on small cats but thats a nice cat indeed! the next step: i would e-mail again and if i'm not mistaken thats the cat that "our" boatdesign.net Jeff designed? maybe ask him?

    keep us posted!
    yipster
     
  6. Jeff
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    I'm sorry Max - I somehow missed your emails.

    The 189 design was done a number of years ago but never made it past the initial drawing stages (it was drawn & modeled in AutoCad 13 so the model isn't very fluid compared to todays').

    I'm afraid I don't know of a directly comparable set of plans available right now or I'd post it.

    Best wishes,

    Jeff.
     
  7. MaMaX
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    @yipster 100% agree!
    Where are the forums on small cats?

    @Jeff
    Thanks for information, your drawing is really beautyfull! Maybe you finish it sometime.

    Thanks to all and please excuse my bad english, i try my best.
     
  8. Guest

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    Just do it

    If you want a partticular design then just design it yourself or have it designed.

    There is nothing magic about an existing design.
     
  9. terhohalme
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  10. MaMaX
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    @Guest
    I have no Idea how to design it on my own, there are to many specific details about designing, planing and calculate a boat construction. If you are able to do it so please contact me via mail. I'm looking forward.

    @Terho
    It is a nice design but it looks more like a utility boat. I'm searching for a closed bow a bit more sportslike. Maybe with a few changes? What will it cost, i mean the plans, DXF Files and so on?
     
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    The Argo cats aren't available as plans or in kit form, only finished boats unless I'm mistaken ??? Very sleek though!
     
  13. MaMaX
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    @terho
    Thanks for the link, but the argocats are racecats.
    @all
    Maybe someone would like to design a particular. Please feel free to send me an offer via mail.
     

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    try glen-l I have used their plans to build small race hydro's and I know they have a small inboard powered cat about 18'. Im actually designing a 10' 1 man myself and have been having a heck of a time finding reference material, I was very excited to see the link you had provided
     
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