Wanted plans for small power cat.

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  1. foxfish
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    foxfish Junior Member

    Hi, I have asked this question before, as have others, but I was hoping there might of been some change in the last few years.

    However I still cant find anything, or anyone, on the net who can offer plans to home build a small power catamaran!

    Can anyone help with my search?

    I am really looking for a 17 -20' planing or displacement design that will get 20 knots + to be used for inshore fishing.
     
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  3. BYDE
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    Strange that you haven't find anything online, I thought that size is one of the most popular among amateur boatbuilders. Maybe you need a custom design!
    I have a couple of designs in that range, that I could modify according to your specific requirements. Send me an email or PM if you'd like further info or see some pictures.
     
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  5. Richard Woods
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    Sounds like my Skoota powercats would suit you

    You can see more by going to to the New Designs section of my website and clicking the link on the right.

    I have now sold a number of the Skoota 20 plans. The first went to a fisherman on the BC/Alaska border

    Hope that helps

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
  6. foxfish
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    Thanks for the replies guys, I really do like the idea of twin outboards on a displacement design.
    I would like to stick to below or around 8' (2.5mt) beam as this is the restriction on my present mooring berth.
    Richard, could your hulls be used on a different format with twin motors & a narrower beam?
     
  7. foxfish
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    foxfish Junior Member

    This is the sort of boat I would really like build - the manufacturer state .... This boat runs at a 19 knots sprint with just twin 25hp outboards or up to 26 knots with twin 40hp outboards....
    How can they get a displacement hull to run so fast?

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  8. Richard Woods
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    My Skoota 20 runs at 15knots with a single 25hp and it has a cabin with a double bunk and galley.

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
  9. foxfish
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    Richard you design looks great but in my instance the beam is just not practical.
    I have really decided that the displacement concept is the route I would like to follow, I have read quite a bit about the way these hulls work although I would most definitely need detailed plans to work from!

    I found this info to be very interesting especially because the company actually produce the 6mt boat I pictured in my previous post http://www.bwseacat.com/index_files/Page427.htm
     

  10. foxfish
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    I found this site that has a 20' cat featured but with very little details available & the costing of the plans is a bit confusing to me!
    Anyhow sent them an E mail.... http://www.ccplans.com/
     
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