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Old 13-04-2009, 00:03   #1
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New Morelli & Melvin Catamaran Launched

Gorgeous New Morelli-Melvin Design Catamaran just Launched. She's a beauty!


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Nice

This is a pretty decent sized Cat! do you have any details? It appears to be a similar layout to the big Gunboat. I would love to see the layout and specs.
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Er... Where's the helm.. is it forward behind the the mast ?
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I believe its in the Front as in the GunBoats. It would be great to see the front of the cabin.

I also found this link

http://www.lymanmorse.com/boatDetails.php?boatID=27
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Old 13-04-2009, 11:55   #5
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Amazingly beautiful cat. I don't think I have seen a nicer looking cat, ever. I would like to see some more pictures including some of the interior, if they exist.
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Anybody know what the squares on the transom are?
If the cockpit is forward, it looks very small to me.

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I would be willing to bet it has something to do with the props. Perhaps they placed them up high to reduce drag and to protect them? No idea. Or perhaps the props can be raised and lowered out of the water and the boxes on the lower transom are where they are stored in the up position?

On an offshore racer I recently saw that was hauled out, the whole drive unit moves up and down, engine and all. In the up position, it is completely fair, in the down position the prop is down in the water. I thought it was a very clever design because when the engine is not being used the engine and drive system is completely out of the water. It was just aft of the keel though, not at the transom. Perhaps this is a variation on that idea?
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Maybe it has outboards?

Or Sillette drive legs?

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I believe they are provisions for the rudder to allow it to be Kicked Up. This appears to be a design based on the Gunboats. With daggerboards and the ability to raise the rudders, it can be sailed in very skinny waters. Possibly 2 ft.

http://www.gunboat.com/48-gallery.php#
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Here is a shot from the Stern
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Looks a lot like a gun boat design, with the wheel forward at the mast...... nice lines...
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A few more vantage points from launch day:





Still sourcing interior pics...
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Where is this launching???
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Where is this launching???

The boatyard is in Maine.

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