Cat sailing is all new to me. I’ve had my 30’ mono hull
Sailboat since the mid 80s. I have several years of captaining charter fishing aluminum
power catamarans but have no experience with sailing cats. The sailing cat I have is in dry dock
and I have yet to splash.
web would of course be a great cheaper alternative to standard trampolines, but my goal was to have a solid platform that I could more easily fish
from and just be able to walk upright for better access the stern for pulling things aboard. I am actually trying to avoid the “drunken crawl walk” associated with walking on a web tramp.
Of course I am concerned about retaining the purpose of the original trampoline. My thoughts about using solid fiberglass grating actually came from observing my remote
off grid micro-hydro system. In order to keep rocks, leafs, and other trash from plugging the system, I first filter the water by running the water, two 4” PVC pipes, over a 24”x32” slanted box made with made with two layers of 1/2” hardware
cloth with a regular piece of household screen
sandwiched in between. Approximately 40 gallons per minute goes through this super small screen
without even slowing down. I am not sure how this might translate or have a lot of relevance comparing to hundreds of gallons in seconds coming through a cat trampoline, but the micro-hydro is where my original thought developed toward maybe using fiberglass grating for trampoline replacement.