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Re: Cats

Post by jacquesmm » Fri May 31, 2013 9:57 am

Thanks, Ecat sounds very good.
I finished the drawings yesterday but it is till time to change. It will be the Ecat 24 or EC24.


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Post by Pebo » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:50 am

How far off are the Study Plans for the E-Cat 24? Thanks

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Post by jacquesmm » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:48 am

Juts came back from vacation. I'll work on the study plans page next week.
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Re: Cats

Post by mbasura » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:07 am

The E-cat is a pretty compelling design. It would be great as a moving base for camping on on the big lakes out West. Two questions:

Has any though been given to using an engine mount trolling motor (Minn Kota RT-80 or similar) in lieu of the Toqueedos? Not sure how 80 lb.. of thrust translates to KW or HP . . .

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/ ... water.aspx

What kind of trailer is suitable for a 24' Cat? I have only been able to find versions for 16' or so . .

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Re: Cats

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:10 am

Torqeedo's are much more powerful. Yes, I compared.
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Re: Cats

Post by mbasura » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:41 am

Thanks for the info. I figured there was a reason, but had to ask at 1/4 the price.

I live in a coastal community and space is at a premium? Can you give me an idea of the rough dimension of a hull? How much would one hull weigh?

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Post by jacquesmm » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:23 am

You mean for construction purpose? The length is the length of the boat, beam is about 600 mm = 24", height about 750 mm = 30".
Weight around 100 lbs for the empty shell.
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Re: Cats

Post by mbasura » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:36 am

Yes - for construction purpuses - I have to fit the parts down the side of my house that is only about 4' wide.

Should be good to go.

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Re: Cats

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:17 am

Yes, you could be the hulls and the beams and later assemble them wherever you have the width.
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Re: Cats

Post by ks8 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:38 pm

I just looked at the study plans. Very nice. 8)

With the electrics, it looks like a nice quiet touring boat. And with a generator to help charge the batteries more quickly, reasonable weekend range, with simple on deck tent shelter. Now if those electric power system industries can bring their prices a little more within reach ... per HP and aH capacity .... :wink: :)

Single solar cells can be purchased in bulk direct from China, for an almost reasonable amount (even accounting for some bad cells in the batch), for laying out one's own big hard top solar panel, with maximum cell density (for those who want to jump right into that end of things). There is info online (with some effort to hunt it down), to make the custom panel array marine proof. I like the idea of an aux generator to supplement the solar for greater range in a faster recharge cycle. 8)

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