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No!

Postby Hugz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 am

Please tell me knot to buy this. Caddy fins, split windscreen.

I would probably drop a 60hp jap on the back. And a Seagull auxillary :roll: So cool.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BOAT-catama ... 0005.m1851

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Re: No!

Postby flyguy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:32 am

It's a beauty and a bargain
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Re: No!

Postby Hugz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:01 am

Yep. Just bought it. How could l not. Extremely wild.
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Re: No!

Postby Charles uk » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:19 pm

If a man wearing white overalls appears at your door, HIDE they're coming to take you away!
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Re: No!

Postby Hugz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:09 pm

Nah, the yellow rubber truck with square wheels is for that funny neighbour. I'm staying with my friend next door to observe.

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Re: No!

Postby Hugz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:34 pm

On a serious note. Being a cat hull how does it turn with some power on the back? Wouldn't the leading edge (outer hull) dig in and start to flip? This could be a bit of an animal to control. Be good in a chop though. Actually it would be stable at anchor overnight. Will have a look tomorrow to see what I bought. I think I'm going to have fun with this.

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Re: No!

Postby Silver Surfer » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:04 pm

Hacksaw, Angle Grinder, two boats for the price of one - Sorted! :twisted:

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Re: No!

Postby Charles uk » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:46 pm

That's a twin motor, planing hull Hugo, that should hold on, on a bend.

Your going to have to buy two 12+ hp motors & 2 fuel tanks, SDs won't push that.
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Re: No!

Postby Hugz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:14 pm

Yes, it would be silly having 2 gulls on that. Would 2 12hp be enough? I was thinking more of a pair of 25's. But then there is the weight factor.

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Re: No!

Postby AusAnzani » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:54 pm

Hugz wrote:On a serious note. Being a cat hull how does it turn with some power on the back? Wouldn't the leading edge (outer hull) dig in and start to flip? This could be a bit of an animal to control. Be good in a chop though. Actually it would be stable at anchor overnight. Will have a look tomorrow to see what I bought. I think I'm going to have fun with this.

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G'day Hugz,

Cats act/drive in the same way as cars. If you can drive a car, you can drive a cat. Very stable at rest, but the slap under the hull can drive you nuts.

Being an older boat, I suggest you check the floors and transom for rot mate. To check the floors, wear firm shoes and walk along on your heels. If you see/feel any movement, the floors will need to be replaced. Best way to check the transom is with outboard on. As there's isn't one on this boat, tap along the transom with hammer and listen for the noise. If it's not consistent, there is a high chance of rot.

Hope the above helps.

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Re: No!

Postby Charles uk » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:09 am

Did you find out who built this & about when?

You might need good trim tabs on the motors, I've just read the size of this it's quite a bit bigger than I thought, 20ft.

40 hp should be enough.
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Re: No!

Postby headdownarseup » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Charles.

Why wouldn't an SD be good enough to power Hugo's boat? It won't be fast i grant you, but definitely maneuverable. I think you underestimate what a good 102cc seagull is actually capable of. It's not all about going fast either.

I have a similarly large and heavy boat, although a single hull and 17ft in length, and an SD works just fine on there so why not on a cat hull?

or even a trimaran come to think of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e-q0BJUjxI
Too much boat do you think? Not to me, just shows how versatile a seagull REALLY is.
Obviously with no tide or wind a gull will push just about anything, but against a tide a very different story.


We haven't asked what Hugo intends to do with his latest purchase yet. Does he want to go fast or does he want to potter about? Where is Hugo going to use this boat, calm inland waters or open sea?





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Re: No!

Postby Charles uk » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:26 pm

Sydney Harbor, full of traffic, don't be silly.
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Re: No!

Postby Hugz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:29 pm

A pair of caterpillar V8 turbo diesels linked to sterndrives seems like a fun idea...... not sure where to place the fuel tanks though. :lol:

Maybe we need a section on the forum for Boats unsuitable for Seagulls 8)

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Re: No!

Postby headdownarseup » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 pm

Perhaps this boat is unsuitable for a seagull.


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