Re: Modified Catfish?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "miles_bore" <miles_bore@...> wrote:
>Congratulations Miles and good luck on your build!
> Hi All,
> I purchased the plans from PCB & Friends at the end of last year - the
> original plans with 'raised deck' (not really ergonomically friendly)
> and the modified with centre board, 5 inch wide side decks and built
> in seating. She really is a wonderful design. I'm about to start
> building having spent quite some time considering the internal layout
> options. I'm going for the long, fixed keel but have designed side
> seating and storage so she will be an open cruiser - basically a
> Chebacco with a large cockpit and no cabin. I've put together a model
> (just a rough from cardboard) and can't wait to start on the full size
> version! I intend to place photos and some comments here as I
> progress. Feel free to email me if you are interested.
I liked the idea of keeping the cockpit open with the fixed keel
option as well. Then also considering the portable forward spray
cover/dodger as in the orignal plans.
Another great feature of Catfish is having a motor on the centerline.
Then I read about PCB&F considering a Birdwatcher upgrade. Then I
began to visualize a removable hardtop, similar to the motorsailor
version of Chebacco.
But ended up realizing it will be a beautiful looking and handy design
What size motor are they suggesting?