Power Cats of the America's Cup

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Doug Lord
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    I think these are pretty interesting:

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  2. Silver Raven
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    Gooday - U-there - - Much more than just interesting I M H O

    That 2nd power-cat - has some very interesting hulls for sure.

    SUPA looking bow - long - lean - nice cut-away bow - minimum wetted-surface area - all those nice things & more.

    Front beam is a nice long way back

    Great transoms for a fab turn of speed - very little wash.

    Wonder how far back the c/b's are - ho ho ho ho ha ha ooops but funny ???

    Looks like the motors are well forward & just inside the hulls at the bakc of the superstructure ??? Wonder how much hp. Great looking 'mother-ship' - - Wish we had one of those for our sailing club - out here - don't suppose - Larry would consider a really cheap 'rental' - our young sailors could sure use a hand-out & I'm just short the $4 mil for all that infrastructure. DAMN. Ciao, chaps, james


    SUPA neat looking toy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I green with 'lust' !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Alik
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    Looks they just utilized molds for AC racing cats to build couple of powercats :)
     
  4. Silver Raven
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    Gooday Alik - - can't you do better than that ??? Bows - well - just - - maybe - - but sterns - not in my lunch box. More smart - from you - is what we have all become used to - so give-over with the smart comment - not that - somewhat - trite - blurb, eh ??? Thanks, james
     
  5. gypsy28
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    The first pictures hulls look somewhat Extreme 40 cat to my eyes, but I'm sure someone in this thread will tell me I'm wrong ;)

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  6. Alik
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    At least make them more practical, say access to bow could be provided. I have seen similar cats as Dr.May's concept and those were useless while eye catching.
     
  7. Doug Lord
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    James, Alik is right -at least on the first picture. There is an article somewhere- maybe in the AC thread- where they used two AC 45 hulls to build that boat.....
     
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  9. gypsy28
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    Ya gotta love it when a POWER boat needs 1200hp to keep up with a sailing boat :D
     
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