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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by The Tug View Post
I doubt you will find plans for a Monocat,it was my understanding that it was one hull of a catamaran @50 inches converted to a M.
The Monocat plans are available for purchase here:
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/...arblehead.html


The Monocat was not a scaled hull of a catamaran, but rather a Marblehead hull designed after one hull of a catamaran.
The boat was designed for minimum wetted surface and hullform resistance, which is why the idea came from a Cat.


The hull ended up with anti-dive rails along the sides of the bow.. Which should tell you it's major downfall in inconsistencies when competing at high level events.


It should still be a very fast boat, but any builder should be weary of it's downwind performace with a super-high-aspect ratio rig.
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