New Cat equivalent to the Mac

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New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by dlandersson » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:53 am

New Cat equivalent to the Mac - 28 feet. "Affordable" apparently = $250,000 8)


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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:03 pm

So one could take two Mac26X then fiberglass a 8 foot wide x 26 foot long platform…. Right?
Add a couple diagonal cables for stabilization and “Bob’s your Uncle” (as the Brits might say) one has a twin masted catamaran! Eh?

Now getting back to reality… :D :D
What an interesting catamaran and video!
Not a Mac26X but a nice vessel!
Thanks for sharing Diandersson!

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by pitchpolehobie » Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:39 am

OverEasy wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:03 pm
So one could take two Mac26X then fiberglass a 8 foot wide x 26 foot long platform…. Right?
Add a couple diagonal cables for stabilization and “Bob’s your Uncle” (as the Brits might say) one has a twin masted catamaran! Eh?

Now getting back to reality… :D :D
What an interesting catamaran and video!
Not a Mac26X but a nice vessel!
Thanks for sharing Diandersson!
Over easy do you have a spare 26X laying around that I could try this with? This is an awesome concept and looks like it has a lot of the same spartanesque features that the Mac series is well known for. I would hope its also structurally sound and seaworthy in the same way. If I was in Miami I'd like to see one of these in action. Any Fla Mac owners wanna go do a video??? I'd like to see the enclosed version too.

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:31 am

8) :D 8) :D 8)

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by pitchpolehobie » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:46 am

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Prices for base

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by Highlander » Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:02 pm

Must say the house model Enclosed is much more appealing for the NWP 8)

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by adudinsk » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:23 am

They say its shipped in several parts... is it glassed together upon arrival? Or does it just snap/ bolt together?


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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by dlandersson » Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:28 am

Perhaps they are assembled at the local IKEA? :)
adudinsk wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:23 am
They say its shipped in several parts... is it glassed together upon arrival? Or does it just snap/ bolt together?


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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:02 pm

Would it be appropriate to tip the Amazon delivery driver for dropping the packages off on the front door?

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:18 am

A bit of research 🧐 later and some poking and looking and pipe dream thinking it might actually be possible to make a Mac26XX Catamaran from an engineering basis. (Can’t say about Mac26MM Catamaran as I don’t have access to one to look at/evaluate the structure).

A set of three or four bridging frames could structurally span a six to eight connection between the two hulls to form an open salon like the catamaran in the original video.

There isn’t interesting option to keep the existing masts on each hull for a “side-by-side” sail plan.

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While the image above isn’t exactly what the arrangement would look like it conveys the general concept. As has been said many times “There is nothing new under the sun” this is relatively unique yet it is a mast/sail plan that has been used on several good sailboat designs.

(Even going far back into history for Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese (among others) naval architecture for catamarans.)

This approach could be rigged to be controlled from either hull cockpit or a center station.

If the bridging frame was designed as such it could still be possible to separate the three primary components so as to still retain the independent use of the port and starboard vessels.

Doing so would still allow for trailering of each vessel on its existing trailer and an option to transit the bridge assembly section(s) on top of either (or both) hull or on a separate trailer.

Just 🤔 thinking….

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by Be Free » Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:42 am

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Or you could just do it the way Roger did it 8)
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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:44 pm

Yeah, one could do it like Rodger did….but each side only had a tight single berth inside the hull from what I recall reading.

The Mac26XX would actually allow one to have a dual galley, lounge, head, accommodations, cockpits, Engines and sail set! 8) 8)

It would add the center section for extra recreation space as well as the forward deck section for dolphin watching.

It would put the usable space on par with some pretty nice cruising catamarans for a fraction of the cost with some real performance improvement both while sailing or when motoring! :D :D

Twin sail sets and twin 50+hp engines!!!

Just thinking 🤔…..

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by NiceAft » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:52 pm

OverEasy wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:44 pm
Yeah, one could do it like Rodger did….but each side only had a tight single berth inside the hull from what I recall reading.

The Mac26XX would actually allow one to have a dual galley, lounge, head, accommodations, cockpits, Engines and sail set! 8) 8)

It would add the center section for extra recreation space as well as the forward deck section for dolphin watching.

It would put the usable space on par with some pretty nice cruising catamarans for a fraction of the cost with some real performance improvement both while sailing or when motoring! :D :D

Twin sail sets and twin 50+hp engines!!!

Just thinking 🤔…..

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I think you have too much time on your hands. :D :D
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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by OverEasy » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:39 pm

:o
Who me? :|
Naw….

:D :D :D :D

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Re: New Cat equivalent to the Mac

Post by PSNA » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:40 am

Looks like the boat started as a power cat and they decided to stick a mast on it and call it a sailboat.

The height of the boom from the cockpit floor is crazy.

Didn't watch all the video but it appears you can only get at the boom and mainsail from the forward deck.

Not exactly safe. Especially, if something goes wrong in a blow.

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