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Old 24-05-2010, 01:06   #16
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Unless you're going to build really, REALLY BIG, steel probably isn't the best choice of material for a cat.

Best to use cored glass or aluminium. Suitable cores would be plywood, cedar, kiri, foam or balsa.

IMO it's worth paying for plans from a recognised designer, (at least) you'll be investing too much money and work to risk a design that might not work.
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Old 24-05-2010, 01:28   #17
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Talking Thanks for the FEEDBACK

Cheers for all the positive feedback,have found lots of options in my search. Forgive me for not explaining what I was after in the first place.Just for the record I am leaning toward building a cat for various reasons, still exploring design and material options. once I am happy with my research I will decide on my site then it comes down to riding out the rest of winter[ for obvious reasons]. Then purchase material to keep me going for a couple of months and so on and so on.Thankfully I have two keen sons,and a few thousand hours later will have a nice boat. Once again thanks for all feedback and I will keep posting where we are at. CHEERS from THE FREELIFE FAMILY.
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Old 24-05-2010, 01:39   #18
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Cheers buddy I hear you and have not stopped researching for days now.Just posted a thread with a short outline on what we are doing. still looking at designs.Speak to you soon.
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Would like to thank all for the time that info has saved me.Now I just need to figure out my way around this site. I am posting threads but not sure if they are going where I intended.So patience please. FREELIFE FAMILY
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Old 24-05-2010, 05:52   #20
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Where's Brent Swain when you need him.
Exactly.

Try PM'ing Brent Swain and bringing him into the conversation.
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