Single motor multi?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Saqa, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Saqa
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  2. daysgoneby
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    It's a copy of a 21 foot Skater. They go so well because they are basically planning from a standstill and the tunnel creates lift plus low wetted surface. A friend built a 20' cuddy cabin powercat with a single 70hp. They are great in the chop,fuel efficient,fast, his drew like 8". and there is no hump to get over so pick your cruise speed.
    Other then turning flat it was a great boat.
     
  3. NoahWannabe
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    It is a racing boat for a flat water, not a hull for going into an open ocean.
     
  4. Saqa
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    Thats is what I am searching for. Did he follow any plans or self designed? Would really appreciate the info
     
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    He designed his own based on a livingston style hull, not really the best choice IMHO. It was a crazy amount of work to design and build from scratch and when the day comes to part with it you may not get that much from a home built so keep this in mind.

    You would save a ton of time by going this way. How many 23' V-hulls have a queen birth?
    http://www.spiriteddesigns.com.au/spirited_230
    http://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...tamaran-on-trailer-suit-new-boat-buyer/136510

    Having a kit with pre cut panels is the only way I'd go.
    http://www.platealloy.com/cats.htm

    I hate working with glass so I'd look for an aluminum kit and have a local guy weld it up for me.

    Also I would look for a displacement hull style over a planning because they ride better while still being efficient.
    http://chriswhitedesigns.smugmug.co...0614203_CES5V#!i=738155840&k=hBdt3PX&lb=1&s=A

    I see your from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia are big on cats and boat kits so look there.

    Not a kit but it shows what can be done with a cat. Notice the hull shape.
    http://www.argusboats.com/index.php

    Just for fun
    http://powercatamaran.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/13/px_domino_righted.jpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtMBli3ZFR0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGh2rML-41Q

    SWATH
    http://www.yachtsilvercloud.com/SSC/movies1.htm
     

  6. Saqa
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    Thanks for that mate, looks like you are a better googler then I am. I didnt come across much other then the Glen-L Wildcat in plate form and the Batteu Cat 22 in ply. See my other thread about Comfy ride in this forum
     
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