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by Catbldr
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aqua Cat build progress
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Aqua Cat build progress

My cat is coming along nicely. What a great project. I had some issues getting things line up on the strong back but when the frames were plumb and square the longitudinals went on good. I had to shim some to the notches after installation but so far I think it strong and symmetrical. The sheeting i...
by Catbldr
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Possible Aqua Cat instruction error
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Possible Aqua Cat instruction error

I’m building the Aqua Cat. The inner chine longitudes instructions state to cut at a 40 degree angle. The plans show the angle at 50. Is there a reason for the difference? Also the transfer paper (blue) sold by Glen-L doesn’t transfer to melamine. So you is you use this paper you have to use plywood...
by Catbldr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard Mounting Holes
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

Re: Outboard Mounting Holes

I know this is a late post but since around 1985 the mounting holes are standardized. A 4 hole pattern. The template is online. Going to mount my transom knees and transom reinforcement tomorrow.
by Catbldr
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 2175

Re: In hull Transducers

Can you get a temperature sensor that will go outside the hull? Even if it is mounted off the back of the transom it will work.

Thanks for your information.
by Catbldr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 705

My lease did get cancelled.

I just got every thing reorganized to get going on my boat. A ton of stuff put upstairs to make room and everything ready to go. Then POOF! My lease gets cancelled and I have to move. I puts me 6 weeks behind but hopefully be done by May. Just had an epic 2 weeks of moving. Now getting everything re...
by Catbldr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Use of Layout Boards.
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Use of Layout Boards.

OK. I read the instructions and I see why layout boards are needed but the instructions for first timers are sorely lacking. To finish the instructions to my understanding I will continue. Fasten the frame components to the layout board. Then attach the frame. This will allow precise attachment of t...
by Catbldr
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

Thanks everyone. I'm going think hard about the white oak. I may go to mahogany. Also easier on planer blades.
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I have been reading about bonding issues with epoxy and white oak. I seen it mentioned but never explained. I am planning on using white oak so I would like to what the issue is and how to prevent or alleviate it. If it is to insidious or difficult I may consider using mahogany instead. Thanks for a...
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

The Wild Cat is a "whole lotta boat"! It is gorgeous. I think I'll stick to the 18. The power upgrade alone is probably a budget breaker. Outboard engines are getting soooo expensive. Hard to find used twin sets. The ones you find are 250 and 300 hp.

Jeff
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: orientation of the patterns in plan packets
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: orientation of the patterns in plan packets

Thank you for your input. I know they are symmetrical. Just hoping they would be consistent to show orientation on the boat.

Jeff
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

I was going to build the Hell Cat but decided to go to the Aqua Cat. I figured if I'm going to spend the time I'm going to do it right. This boat will be out in Cape Hatteras area. Lots of Sound running and some near shore ocean fishing. It will take some pounding. I am planning on doubling up the t...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: orientation of the patterns in plan packets
Replies: 5
Views: 695

orientation of the patterns in plan packets

I have been pouring over the plans, instructions, and every detail given on the plans for the Hell Cat. I am still confused as to the orientation of the plans. Are the patterns forward looking aft or aft looking forward. My impression so far is forward looking aft. I just need to be absolutely sure ...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

I am a true believer that you can take it with you. I have seen, although not often, a boat being towed behind a travel trailer. I have a 31 foot Airstream that weighs about 7100 pounds loaded. I boat would be a 16 foot Hell Cat with twin 50 hp Yamaha 4 strokes. They weigh about 265 each. So the who...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: More clamps on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: More clamps on the cheap

If I bought one I won't tell anyone I had one.
by Catbldr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Router for cutting plywood panels
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Router for cutting plywood panels

I'm new at this but awhile back I was talking to a person who had built several boats. I was, and still am, intimidated by the proposition of accurately cutting out the plywood panels. He told me just clamps it in place and uses a router with a trim bit to cut it out. If this is possible can some ex...

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