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Old 15-08-2015, 23:45   #1
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Ocean Cat 49 info

I am looking for more info on the Ocean Cat 49.

The specs look good at 8 tonnes. a Bruce # 1.33 and 12:1 lwl to hull beam. This is according to multi hull dynamics.

From further reading the hull is knitted fiber glass and vacuum bagged.
I assume that the resin is polyester?
I have read that the core is foam is that correct?
Are the engines under the aft beds?
What is the bridge deck clearance like.

Any other info to know about these cats. I am looking for a world cruise boat for two kids and two parents that like to sail.
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Old 16-08-2015, 07:45   #2
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I don't believe there were very many of these made. The owner/builder of the company founded Manta catamarans, where he stole and modified a LeRouge design to make the boat. He left Manta, stole and modified another LeRouge design and made the Ocean Cat. It is essentially a Freydis 49.

Manta developed and used very good build techniques, resins, glass and high quality components, and I would suspect these were also used with the Ocean Cat.

I have been around several Ocean Cats (I believe the owner of the company still cruises one), and they have decent bridge deck clearance, which is helped further by LeRouge's smooth arch design. They are fast boats. The engines are under the aft beds. Polyester resin is most likely, with probably vinylester used on the outside skin. The core will be either foam or Nidacore - highly doubtful it would be balsa, since Manta did not use balsa.

IMO, if one surveys well, it would be an excellent boat for your intended use. Good performance with good comfort and appointments. Manta paid close attention to details in things like reefer/freezer, mechanical and electrical, plumbing, etc. I suspect these details also were carried on with the Ocean Cat.

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Old 16-08-2015, 10:04   #3
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Re: Ocean Cat 49 info

There has been discussions of OCs here before. Including this one I started:
New 2014 Manta 42 and OceanCat 49!
For more posts use the search this forum tab in the multihulls forum and type this in exactly
"Ocean Cat"
You must use the quotation marks otherwise it will search for ocean and/or cat and there's lots of posts with those words.
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I don't believe there were very many of these made. The owner/builder of the company founded Manta catamarans, where he stole and modified a LeRouge design to make the boat. He left Manta, stole and modified another LeRouge design and made the Ocean Cat. It is essentially a Freydis 49.

Manta developed and used very good build techniques, resins, glass and high quality components, and I would suspect these were also used with the Ocean Cat.

I have been around several Ocean Cats (I believe the owner of the company still cruises one), and they have decent bridge deck clearance, which is helped further by LeRouge's smooth arch design. They are fast boats. The engines are under the aft beds. Polyester resin is most likely, with probably vinylester used on the outside skin. The core will be either foam or Nidacore - highly doubtful it would be balsa, since Manta did not use balsa.

IMO, if one surveys well, it would be an excellent boat for your intended use. Good performance with good comfort and appointments. Manta paid close attention to details in things like reefer/freezer, mechanical and electrical, plumbing, etc. I suspect these details also were carried on with the Ocean Cat.

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The ex Manta shareholder you speak of unfortunately did not agree and identify with many of the quality specifications that the Manta has become known for. He also originally wanted to do it in kit form, which is a historical formula for disaster in the business, for these and other reasons he was asked to leave early in the project. I would not assume anything with the Ocean cat's since they were finished by owners and never established any real standard of quality. Based on design parameters it should have good performance.
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There has been discussions of OCs here before. Including this one I started:
New 2014 Manta 42 and OceanCat 49!
For more posts use the search this forum tab in the multihulls forum and type this in exactly
"Ocean Cat"
You must use the quotation marks otherwise it will search for ocean and/or cat and there's lots of posts with those words.
Sand Crab thanks for the lesson on the search function (not). That thread did not answer any of my questions and was more a history of Manta.
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Re: Ocean Cat 49 info

Thanks for the info Mark. I did see the Freydis similarity in the Ocean. The two things I am not sold on are the engines under the bunks and the one cabin per hull layout. It does not leave any cabin for people to visit.
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The two things I am not sold on are the engines under the bunks and the one cabin per hull layout. It does not leave any cabin for people to visit.
Then it is not the boat for you. Conundrum solved.

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Sand Crab thanks for the lesson on the search function (not). That thread did not answer any of my questions and was more a history of Manta.
If you use the search function then all the answers to your questions are there.
BTW The guest hull (as opposed to owners hull) may also have an additional single berth. The OCs are not all the same.
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