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Old 04-16-2015, 02:58 PM   #21
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A foot is a good bit. My Prowler has about that and it's a bit of a rarity---most have significantly less. I find my boat has less tunnel slap than any I've been on, and I'm guessing the tunnel height is a big reason why. The only time that comes into play is at slow speeds though, once on plane everything changes. My only point here is that a foot sounds small but is actually a good bit.

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I have been working with Jim Gardiner of Compmillennia on the design of a fuel efficient offshore catamaran.
This is a center console design with a walk thru transom wide enough for a wheel chair to pass thru.Their will be an extended dive platform between the engines , although their will be no engine wells everything flat same level.

This hull design is a stepped, air entrapment, pad bottom catamaran
I have always advocated high tunnels but agree with Mako that a foot at the transom is plenty for trolling or at rest as the clearance will increase with speed when the hull rises.

So glad to see that someone is finally designing a sponson with a PAD and STEPS. The pad will add rocker so you are also probably designing in some trim tab pockets.

Are you eliminating the sloped motor wells to employ longer shaft motors to get them completely out of the water to cut down on corrosion?

Can I also assume that you will go to the extra expense of testing the placement of the steps on the water and moving them if necessary?

A 12' wide load requires an escort vehicle, a different license and more expensive towing permit than a load that is 11'11 7/8" and under in most all states, but I'm sure you and Jim have a handle on this too.

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T Top will be 14 x 10'6" I want to be able to walk down the gunnel
Dual 48 gal live wells also across transom are 2 built in 80 qt coolers
Tackle station / Bar / sandwich prep area will also have a 130 qt cooler built in along with a fresh water sink and a nice cutting board tilt out garbage can on the side
The storage in this boat is huge forward storage compartments are 260 gallon each
the 2 storage boxes on the raised fishing deck 160 gallon each
notice the slope of the transom to facilitate backing into seas.Otseg is a pretty sharp fella

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Oh almost for got to mention Tunnel depth and size for the few that need
The entry is 6'3"
The width 5'
The transom 2'6"
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When is it supposed to be finished?
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Can't wait to see this!


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We are still putting all of the the pieces to the final design together.
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we are shooting for july
the build pictures are being assembled by Jim's office
we will start posting the various components as they are constructed over the next few days
This is the raised casting deck
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We are still putting all of the the pieces to the final design together.

I believe I can put that puzzle together...lol
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Few more shots of my family enjoying the Salt Life
so yes we are very excited about this new build
having 360 degree fishing will be awesome compared to our last boat that had a cabin we never used
cant wait for a big cobia or permit to run us around the new boat
oh and we love to lobster too
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Jim Gardiner knows his stuff, especially with composites. I'm sure your cat will be fast, light and strong with exceptional attention to detail.
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Very Cool Ray.. I like that when a family enjoys being on the water together..and it looks like y'all really get into it. Congrats on the build...It looks well thought out

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Jim Gardiner knows his stuff, especially with composites. I'm sure your cat will be fast, light and strong with exceptional attention to detail.
I would have to agree with you

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Very Cool Ray.. I like that when a family enjoys being on the water together..and it looks like y'all really get into it. Congrats on the build...It looks well though out
Thanks Jeff
your build on the 27 is what got my interest started in the 1st place
Thanks for being an originator not an imitator
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The heck with the boat, I want more pictures of the blonde
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hope yall can make those numbers happen, keep the pics coming
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