Long tail for catamaran

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by paultuxworth@gm, Jun 2, 2022.

  1. paultuxworth@gm
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    paultuxworth@gm New Member

    Hi thinking of converting my 45 foot cat to a bridgedec mounted diesel and long tail. Can anyone connect me with anyone who has built this or has any design wisdom to share.
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    I have to ask - 'WHY'?

    What type of 45' cat do you have?
    I presume that it is a sailing cat?

    I don't think you will find anyone who has done this before - simply because it is a crazy idea.
    A small engine in each hull of the cat is much more practical in every way imaginable.
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  3. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    I don’t think it’s such a bad idea.
    It’s fast and cheap to build, completely accessible at all times, and lacks all the complex satellite systems that make typical inboard installations such a pain.
    A sailing cat will already have a functional steering system, and would require little more than an attachment bracket for a longtail. It lifts completely out of the water too.
    Most 45’ cats have wretched excess of deck space, although it might take some getting used to detouring around the thing, I’d make a nice cushioned cover for it!
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  5. rfleet1066
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    AFD26991-470C-4F7B-8832-4BAEBC34A0F9.jpeg This is the long tail on The Sebastian Marie. Powered by a 75 Hp diesel. Benefits include easy prop inspection, no anodes or anti fouling required. This one is 20 feet long
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