Interesting SOT concept

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Interesting SOT concept

Post by jem » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:45 am

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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by PiratePete » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:58 am

I only have 1 question. . . . why????

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

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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by jem » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:20 am

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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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by PiratePete » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:53 pm

Wouldn't it all be initial stability. . . What happens when it does start to tip?

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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by lilmoe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 pm

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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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by jem » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:44 pm

I read a few reviews and the general feel I get is:

Pros:
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/communi ... php?t=1810
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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by PiratePete » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:37 am

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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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by jpsaxnc » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Looking at the front profile, it doesn't look like it would be giving up too much when heeled.

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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by Plug » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:22 am

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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Re: Interesting SOT concept

Post by jem » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:09 pm

I did but for the life of me I can't find it.
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