25016Fishcat and Diablo
- Nov 15, 2002--- In bolger@y..., "Marvin Wyckoff" <marvin.wyckoff@g...> wrote:
> Has anyone built the fishcat? If so, how do you like it? Does itDiablo seems to be an alternative, but I think Fishcat could have
> plane easily? How is it in a short chop?
some advantages, not least that she seems to be a stable safe
fishing platform. Bernie reported that 2 men could fight their fish,
both standing on the same side. Diablo would be much tippier.
I cannot see that she would pound any more than Diablo, and probably
less. A quick measure of the flat planing surface of both bottoms
shows they are similar in area, yet I imagine the divided area of
Fishcat may tend to make her softer. But more importantly, the
considerable cushioning effect of the tunnel and bridgedeck will
give a better ride.
Diablo would be quicker to build, but the material costs should be
similar. Diablo uses 4 sheets of 1/4" ply + 3 sheets of 1/2" ply.
Fishcat takes 8 sheets of 1/4" plywood.
That's my guess.
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