What is the beam height to waterline on your boat?
I was wondering what everybody is using out there in the other designs, for example the newer designs such as the Wild Cat. I’d be interested in your measurements and thoughts? As the builder I can do what I want and now is a good time to plan.
Looking at the plans - I’m trying to figure what distance I want to build the beam height to waterline. If I build it 18 inches the beams will sit about Deck level on the redesigned ama’s. I can increase it to 21 inches and have to add a hump on rear deck of the main hull and some stand-ups on the ama’s.
Mike Shappell www.themanshed.com TMS-20 Builder G-Cat 5.7 - Current Boat NACRA 5.2 - early 70's
I'd err on the side of too much(within reason) ,Beam slap sucks. My Trailer tri 720 is notorious for it.
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