Originally Posted by cruiserbill
Backyard sort of set up; a place I can do it my self without paying $500 a month for 4 years if you know what I mean.
Then you need to find a house or piece of land to buy or rent that has the following:
- Not restricted by zoning. That will mean you can't do it in a large lot in a neighborhood, not in most city limits unless in an area zoned commercial
or manufacturing. Something without a lot of close neighbors that would complain about the noise
, sawdust, paint
and resin smells.
- On a large enough road that there will be room for the boat to be trucked to a boat yard or dock
to launch. Due to the wide beam of a cat you will need not only a large enough road but also access that is not wide load permit
- The closer to a launching place the cheaper it will be.
- Access to a crane to lift
the finished boat onto a trailer.
The beam of a cat could be a problem. I would check with truckers in the area before committing. You could end up being restricted to something adjacent to a launch point because of this. In that case, a back lot at an out of the way boat yard might be a not too expensive option. Another alternative. Since cat draft
is shallow a place on a shallow backwater where you could build a ramp
or slide to launch it yourself might work.