Flyfishing kick boat cat

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Brian Fanner, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. gonzo
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    5kg????? You're gonna die of thirst.
     
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  2. Brian Fanner
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    Brian Fanner Junior Member

    Restock at lunch time :p

    With the new hull I can pack more stuff!
     
  3. upchurchmr
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    Put vertical bow and stern shapes. That gets more bouyancy for the length.
    If you have too much then narrow each hull (much better).

    Take a look at your hull shape underwater. It is so close to a round shape you might as well just strip the bottom (only).
    If you do, sink the foot about 1 1/2 inches so it will have some longitudinal stability. This was a painfull lesson for me.
    If not, be prepared to put a small skeg on the stern, both hulls.

    How wide is each individual hull? looks very fat.
     
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  4. Brian Fanner
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    Well its kind of too late. I cut all the boards. It is fat. I think from a traditional efficient catamaran perspective its very fat but I can't have these really long narrow hulls or it will become too difficult to turn and often one is among small channels and in amongst the lillies and weed beds so I opted for shorter fatter hulls. Anyway whats done is done. Busy epoxy coating the panels already. They are quite small little hulls. I think it will be fine. So long as they are stable buoyant enough. Its really just floating around. There is very little speed involved here!
     
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  6. Brian Fanner
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    Brian Fanner Junior Member

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    stitching underway... when I put the top chines on I realised it was too high! So I shaved an inch and a half from the sheer. They look workable. They seem huge on the desk and tiny when I sit between the hulls. I have a feeling I may need to lower the seating position to get the center of gravity down a tad. Just need to skim the water with my butt.

    from a construction point of view I can see now where my design was a bit silly... mostly in the second chine where the ends were too curved which made it very hard to get the panels to open up. so I shaved the curves to a much gentler radius and then it all worked fine. All good... learning lots. Enjoyed the process but its murder on hands!
     
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