5M Rodcat Beach Catamaran Plans

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The Rodcat 5 is a simple beach catamaran with asymmetric hulls. To make construction quick and easy, each hull is built up from a flat inboard side which is laid flat on a workbench. The transom and ply bulkheads are then fitted to this side and the pre-shaped bilge and side panels added and stitched together. All seams are then epoxy filleted before the deck is put on over size and trimmed back. The 'I' beams are made up from wood and are simply lashed into beam slots mounted on top of the deck so that assembly is quick. The daggerboards are mounted in outboard slots formed on the vertical inboard hull sides and the drawings give details for wood mast and boom.

5m Rodcat Beach Catamaran Particulars

LOA 18' 5.5m
OA Beam 9'2" 2.8m
Hull beam 1'8" 0.5m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 0.61m
Draft 7"/2'9" 0.17/0.84
Sail Area 178 sq.ft 16.6 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 350 lbs 160 kg
Hull Shape Asymmetric V bottom
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 7 sheets of 6mm plus 6 sheets of 9mm plywood
Guidance Use 2-4 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans
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