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Old 26-10-2009, 18:18   #1
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Mystery Boat?

I've been looking at this boat for a couple for years and still have no idea what it is or the history behind it. This weekend, I had my camera and snapped a couple of photos exiting the Port Canaveral lock.

This is as large a photo that fit's on the frame, so I'll put a blowup at:

http://www.catamaransite.com/mystery_cat.html

Any ideas?


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Old 26-10-2009, 18:29   #2
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Is it the boat from the movie water world? I last saw that at universal studios theme park so it is the right location just hard to tell from that angle.

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Old 26-10-2009, 19:05   #3
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That was a TRI

This liiks like something built for speed. Maybe something custom?
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Old 26-10-2009, 19:38   #4
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By the look of her companionway hatch/door, she was a serious offshore racer. Someone needs to put some love back into that boat.
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Old 27-10-2009, 01:13   #5
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Old 27-10-2009, 06:01   #6
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A Dick Newick design?
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Old 27-10-2009, 06:33   #7
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I'v been looking at that same boat for a few years too. Every now and then I see someone working on it and they always wave and seem freindly but too far away for conversation.
I also noticed that the bottom of one of the hulls was cut out with a large window air conditioner installed. Looks like this beauty will be on land for quite a while.
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Old 27-10-2009, 06:50   #8
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I always see it from the water but I'm not very clear on how to find the boat by car.

I was hoping someone on the forum would recognize what is obviously a unique design and tell us what we're looking at!!
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I always see it from the water but I'm not very clear on how to find the boat by car.

I was hoping someone on the forum would recognize what is obviously a unique design and tell us what we're looking at!!
Note its Lat and Long the next time you pass it. Then use Google Earth to find out which roads lead to it.
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Old 27-10-2009, 07:55   #10
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This is a cat I would take into the southern ocean. I saw a very similiar cat in St. Maarten. They just look FAST sitting still.........i2f
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Is this it?

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Old 27-10-2009, 10:09   #12
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That's the boat.

My apologies, I should have been clearer. I know the roads, heck I live here. It's on private property a ways in from the road. I could beach my Cat and hop off right next to this boat, but couldn't get to it by land.

I agree the boat looks fast, yet how could it be?

I see a single drive leg with a small prop, and what appears to be no possibility of a sailing rig. I mean how would you go forward when it's under way? From the position of the hull, that prop must barely touch flat water.

It's a bit confusing.
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It looks a bit like an early Kelsall Fastcat Design.

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I see a single drive leg with a small prop, and what appears to be no possibility of a sailing rig. I mean how would you go forward when it's under way? From the position of the hull, that prop must barely touch flat water.

It's a bit confusing.
That drive leg looks to be a gimbaled outboard that remains suspended when not in use. There appears to be a pivot spindle just above it. I'd imagine there are safety tramps between the center pod and the ama's, and you go forward atop the pod. Judging by the height of the solar bimini/platform, and the slope of the pod - I'd say the mast is stepped not very far forward of that companion way door.
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