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 Post subject: Interesting SOT concept
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:45 am 
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http://www.deltakayaks.com/sit-on-top-kayaks/item/13-delta-twelve5-catfish.html

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:58 am 
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I only have 1 question. . . . why????

Aren't cats most stable at least angle of heel????


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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They call it a "cat" but at the slower speeds of a kayak, it's more of a pontoon. I bet it's pretty stable.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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Wouldn't it all be initial stability. . . What happens when it does start to tip?


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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Isn't this the basic idea behind the Foam WYE 13-6? I seem to remember it, but can't find it right away.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:44 pm 
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I read a few reviews and the general feel I get is:

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Fast, very stable (even when heeled), easy to paddle since it can be narrower and still have superior stability.

Cons:
Tough to turn without a rudder, lots of hull slap noise in a chop, gets pushed around by high winds.

Their were some other complaints about the construction but that really doesn't matter in the boat plans world.

So it's a short, calm water boat, that is easy to paddle, super stable, and narrow. That's a huge chunk of the desires of the casual paddling market.


Here's a good summary with pictures of the hull. http://www.kayakfishinghole.com/community/showthread.php?t=1810

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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Ok

I always put cats in the good when calm box as an old ships engineer told me the mono hull boats usually had maximum stability at maximum heel & cats had it at minimum heel & that's why cats had problems in big seas.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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Looking at the front profile, it doesn't look like it would be giving up too much when heeled.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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Matt,

did you draw one up? it looks interesting and I am already thinking about what I will do for my next dive yak.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting SOT concept
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I did but for the life of me I can't find it.

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