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Old 12-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #141
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I like it :-)

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Old 12-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #142
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How many 'yacht' owners really want the looks of a fully commercial vessel?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #143
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How many 'yacht' owners really want the looks of a fully commercial vessel?
depends...the boating community is pretty varied in personalities.

I prefer workboat over yachtie...that way I don't feel as guilty about "less than perfect" any part of the boat...gives me more leisure time than slaving over details.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #144
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Sorry, probably should have utilized a different word than 'yacht'. I wasn't referring to the high gloss yacht style as a preference over commercial.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #145
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I hoped Healhustlers pics in #133 above were photoshopped, seems they are not. Why do some cat designers use a school bus as their inspiration?
I can clearly understand your Photoshop suspicions when it comes to boats of this sort. Of course, a less rugged but equally impressive profile is in the Krogen Mana-Cat
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #146
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I can clearly understand your Photoshop suspicions when it comes to boats of this sort. Of course, a less rugged but equally impressive profile is in the Krogen Mana-Cat
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #147
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How many 'yacht' owners really want the looks of a fully commercial vessel?

look at those fugly Dashew oversize beer cans...

People buy them and pay through the nose for them...

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Old 12-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #148
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I think the Commercial/Yachty look appeals to a lot of people cause it makes you look serious and bad @ss... at the same time...
More than that though its tells people you are not a cookie cutter boat person, more of a MAD MAX type of boater...
There is always something cool about a boat that exudes that look. In my opinion.

I was very close to painting our hulls a Greyish Awlgrip Color but ended up going with Matterhorn because it has enough of a hint of grey for the very reason of wanting to make the boat look more aggressive
I think the Cabinhouse along with the reverse bows does that enough...
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #149
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I like the reverse stem rake but that "T" shaped thing dosn't do your boat any favors. I thought at first it was a construction brace of some sort but it's looking more like it's actually part of the boat. THAT"S what you should paint light grey in hopes that it will visually disappear. I'm hoping the T bar is a functioning prototype for a nice white carbon fiber unit shaped like an airplane wing w a curved shape like the camber in cabin tops.

Designing a cat must be very challenging regarding structural integrity. I designed and built a boat that wasn't very good looking but it was just a prototype.

Thinking about the reverse stem rake again it may or even probably would be just as good looking as the usual positive rake of most boats. I think you like it to have an out of the box look.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #150
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I agree with manyboats, I thought that's was a jig for bulkhead alignment or something. Looking closer and seeing that it's a part of the boat, wow that's about as butt ugly as, well I don't know anything butt ugly enough to compare it to. I would rip that thing off. Sorry. Also where does the windlass go?
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:28 PM   #151
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Thanks Many,
The Reverse Bow is a growing trend and makes the standard or plumb bow designs look dated. Lots of manufacturers are spending big $$ to update their bow shapes these days to match the trend. Of course like all things, it has its lovers and haters.
That T you speak of is the Forward Crossbeam & Longeron I assume and will be under the Fwd Trampoline area, its actually built of Carbon Fiber and is much lighter than an Aluminum Version. The Striker part sticking up is a perfect place to fly your yacht club pendant or burgee.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #152
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Ouch.. N47.. Happy to explain though. This Striker could be removed without compromising the strength of crossbeam in the MP52-Trawler and like I said makes a great place for burgee and or searchlight? Check out what the Dashews do on their forward mast for reference...
As for the Windlass actually mounts on the Foredeck area Fwd of Cabin house as is common for almost all catamarans. The anchor and rode can either be deployed and hung off the front of crossbeam or aft just at the Bridgedeck between the hulls. The drawback of having it fwd is the chain and rode runs across the trampoline area and is messy. The Drawback of having it back by Bridgdeck is that you sometimes need a bridle from each bow to keep anchor line in center.
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I don't understand why you call it a Trawler? Why not what it is, a MotorCat.

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Cees,
We call it a Trawler Cat because of the cruising speeds its designed for 10-12 knot average cruise and top speed of 15-18 knot depending of power options (75HP to 120HP) all while achieving fuel efficiency better than similar size displacement trawlers.

Most motorcats are high speed 20knot plus and overpowered HP with only slightly better fuel burn then their monohull cousins.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #155
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... that "T" shaped thing dosn't do your boat any favors. I thought at first it was a construction brace of some sort but it's looking more like it's actually part of the boat....
I had a rally car with McPherson slut, sorry, strut, front suspension. We fitted a tubular cross bar, welded to towers mounted on the securing bolts through the inner fenders, to keep the two sides where they were intended. This looks similar, to stop flexing. There is a lot of hull(s) fwd of where they attach to the center section.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #156
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We call it a Trawler Cat because of the cruising speeds its designed for 10-12 knot average cruise and top speed of 15-18 knot depending of power options (75HP to 120HP) all while achieving fuel efficiency better than similar size displacement trawlers.

Most motorcats are high speed 20knot plus and overpowered HP with only slightly better fuel burn then their monohull cousins.
I reckon you should call it a Crawler Cat, then.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:33 AM   #157
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I reckon you should call it a Crawler Cat, then.
I reckon they should call it what it is, a sailing boat without a mast.

Its not as if the hull shape had been modified to prevent squat under power or the prop has been protected by a keel.
It still has the carbon front beam and proder for screacher, like a performance sailing cat.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #158
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Parmenter,
As stated earlier, my sentiments exactly.
It doesn't appear to really be a motor boat except that the mast has been left at home.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:03 AM   #159
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I find something rather ruggedly beautiful about "Sharp Shooter" pictured above. Then again, I drive an old FJ62 Landcruiser and love the 80-90's Suburban's, so maybe that's it?
Same here. But I've got a 77 FJ40 and an 88 HJ61 Land Cruiser.
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Other then the bimini that is one of the prettiest boats ever!
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