Up date the 14' Jet Cat

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Up date the 14' Jet Cat

Post by steve crawford » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:49 pm

I have had this 50 hp. Yamaha outboard on this 17' fishing boat my dad gave me 2 yrs ago. It is a 1986 2 stroke with power trim in excellent cond. I have thought of runabouts but , the catamaran is a smooth runner on boat chopy water .

I haven't done a sketch yet but here are a couple of pics. to give an idea that wouldn't change the underside to much ,but top-side.............oh....yeah.........

Here is the out-dated Jet Cat

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now on with the new.

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With new comming and wind-shield.

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Post by chappo1970 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:09 pm

SOMEONE PLEASE BUILD THIS!!!!
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Post by steve crawford » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:48 am

Okay I ordered the plans this morning , the wife don't know it yet, but another boat will surley come to pass.

I'll post a pic of the doner boat with motor. Not sure what my parents will think, being they gave me the boat.

I was never much into lake fishing, but stream fishing oh yeah.

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Post by steve crawford » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:22 am

Looking at different hull designs to see difference between the tunnel hull and the catamaran.

The tunnel mite and the bigger king models have the flat sides on the insides of the sponsons. Does this make the boat handle different than the more rounded catamaran ?

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:49 am

Steve,

Sure does make a difference. That vertical face won't slide on the water. It can turn on a dime at pretty high speeds. I've watched race boats that make incredible turns.

I think that you really need to work with to learn how with out hurting yourself.

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Post by FDMSIV » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:43 am

A tunnel hull is more of a racing design. The hulls get closer and closer towards the stern. This "traps" air, which in turn lifts the boat out of the water a little more than just the effects of the planning. Great for higher speeds, but there is a greater chance for the bow to raise up, maybe even flipping the boat.

Catamarans are more of a utility design, a safer more stable platform than a tunnel hull.

I don't remeber which Web Letters, but there is a Tunnel King build detailed through a series of them, very interesting stuff.

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Post by Amm » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:56 pm

This is a jet cat in the photo archives. Just look at what a paint job can do.
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That being said, the tunnel king is closer to the second picture in the original post:
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I bet you could recess the front a little to get the pickle fork look.

If you recess the jet cat you will get this:
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as opposed to the tunnel king getting this:
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Post by chappo1970 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:12 pm

STEVE YOU LEGEND!!!!

Hey email some photos of the style of boat you like and I will do some concepts up for you. I am moving house this week so they won't be done immediately but am happy to help!

That is going to be one mean build!
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Post by chappo1970 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:41 pm

Couldn't get that concept out of my head Steve so heres some ideas for you to chew over.

This thing screams twins!


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Mate of mine owns this thing "Camero Stealth" it looks better in real life but the lines and especially the vent setup is awesome. That's what I was trying to get into this concept (if you follow me).

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Post by robertmayton » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:41 pm

i think i would be great if some the designs were "freshened" up a bit.

we all love the classic lines and styles, but people like my wife want a "new" looking bow-rider. just an everyday pleasure boat like a sea-ray or bayliner or whatever. i hate the idea of just buying a boat that is just "CLOSE" to what i want.

i really love these boats but some new boats or heck eben some new takes on some older hulls would make me estatic!

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Post by Drew » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:31 pm

wowthats a cool lookin boat

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Jet Cat frame spacing

Post by steve crawford » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:06 am

The frame spacing from # 1 -# 2 is 36'' this seems a litle small for pasengers. The overall distance from #1 to the dash is 72''.

I was wondering the Zip is a 14' boat and the pics. seem to have more spacing for pasengers. Could some one tell me the frame spacing on the zip.

Again 3' seems awfull small.

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Re: Up date the 14' Jet Cat

Post by Hoffer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:21 am

I came up with this 12" design.
Shaping up nicely so far.
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