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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:26 PM
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48" X cat design and build


After designing and building the 38" Xcat for either nitro or eleccy and proving to run and handle with solid performance i thought id build a bigger brother to it for gas or maybe big HV setup
This is the original 38" version

Hopefully this will perform the same and prove to be a fast,stable design,iv smoothed out some of the lines for more sleak look,just starting on the hatch hoping to have it finished soon






Pic of rough setup,will be powered by Se engine and enough room for exhaust and fuel bag in the sponson
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Sweet design, & as usual, beautiful workmanship.
Love the recessed 'X' on the fore deck.
I'm sure she'll be a great performer.
Cheers.
Paul.
Old Dec 23, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Hi Paul
Thanks bud,the recessed X will have the part of them removed for running gas and allow the air in but more so wanted to do something different in the design
Old Dec 23, 2012, 06:12 PM
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About time you found your way back in here Daz. Haven't heard from you in a while. Looking good as always.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
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LOL Thanks Bill
started new job now so not so much time now to do the builds etc but still keep plodding on
Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Started on the hatch,still some shaping up to do and add the roof duct,also going to design the air ducts on the rear to allow air to escape aswell just not sure yet which design ill go with




Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Can you e-mail me the plans to the 38"?? Im new into the boat deal and really want to build a cat. Also any tips would be great! What kind of wood did you use?
Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:16 AM
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Can you e-mail me the plans to the 38"?? Im new into the boat deal and really want to build a cat. Also any tips would be great! What kind of wood did you use?
Welcome
Sorry bud there are no plans for any of my boats,i do a simple drawing ( pen to paper)
then build them,i use birch ply from frameworks and the skin in aero lite ply
Id be happy to help advise you once you start a build though
Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:32 AM
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2nd pic


What glue is it there next to the boat?.. PVA? If so does it make strong joints and how about water resistancy?

So far i've worked with epoxies only but yeah they cost way more and i hate the fumes
Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Dont use PVA
i use Aliphatic Resin,strong,waterpoof,easy to sand and clean off the excess
Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Hope your all well
Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Would Titebond III glue be allright to use? I know its strong and waterproof just worried about sanding it down...
Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:21 AM
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Hi Rusty. Been a while.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 06:34 AM
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