> Hi Hannes,
> No, as far as I know it wasn't the Fishcat.
> My boat was designed by PCB to fill a need that I had for a means to test a
> marine invention I was
> working on. She is basically a pair of very light hulls with moderate rocker
> in their flat bottoms
> joined by a pair of 10" square box beams. There is a platform between the
> hulls with lift-out panels
> to provide access for my Foil Oar.
> She has a motor mount aft with a Yamaha 6 horse outboard. A folding bench
> seat, and a market umbrella
> instead of a more formal bimini style canopy. Just after first launching for
> a season, with the
> bottom very clean, the gps shows 8.0 to 8.1 kts when hooked right up, but I
> find that holding her at
> seven gives good results.
> She has a fold down bench seat and is equipped with a side mounted small
> yacht style steering wheel
> (rescued from a local antique shop) mounted beside the bench seat and which
> works through cables and
> pulleys back to the motor. She has the standard Yamaha remote gearshift and
> throttle controls.
> Electricity for running lights is generated by a pair of solar panels
> mounted on the hulls forward.
> With respect to and for choppy water; she does reasonably well in a light
> chop. The straight up and
> down sides of the hulls have a tendency to bounce slop right up and over the
> box beams joining the
> hulls. That was fixed by fitting a canvas between the hulls forward. She can
> be overpowered, however,
> by a heavy chop, and, anyway, I'll probably quit before the boat will. She
> is, after all, made of
> 1/4" luan. In heavy, but not breaking seas, (ocean swells) she rides like a
> duck, not rolling, just
> quite comfortably putting along.
> Do I like the boat? Yup, a lot.
> Thanks for asking,
Jim, this catamaran sounds kind of interesting. Can you post any
pictures? Did Bolger give you any kind of a name or designation for the
Regards, Bubba K.
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