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Old 12-10-2005, 10:54 PM
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Default 53" MHZ Cat Hull

Friends -
up for sale is a very nice 53" MHZ cat hull (pictured below). As some of you are aware, i am looking ot build a cat in this size range. This hull is listed on RCU but was setup for a turbine. Can anyone tell me if they think converting it to use a 260 zen wit wrap to center exiting through the turbine opening would pose any problems??
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:44 PM
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Default RE: 53" MHZ Cat Hull

I see where with that large hole it would be tough to mount a strut. The person must have set up the turbine for using the thrust only, not for a prop drive unless the strut was somehow mounted under the hull.
Old 12-11-2005, 10:24 PM
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Default RE: 53" MHZ Cat Hull

I was told that the strut would have to be mounted under the hull and use the thrust exit for the pipe.

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what do you think about this? Am I asking for more work going this route?
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Default RE: 53" MHZ Cat Hull

I was looking at it earlier though did not see the boat for sale. I guess it would depend partly on the price and how much work you would need to do.

I see what your suggesting as far as a strut mounted inside the hull (though may conflict with pipe location) and perhaps dual rudders or offset rudder. You do have a huge hole in the back that is likely more than needed.

I would see what the hull and work required is worth in comparison to buying new or buying a similar hull.

I think I have seen pics of this hull running under turbine thrust. Not sure I have them with me though.

Let us know how you make out !
Old 12-11-2005, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: 53" MHZ Cat Hull

its listed in the RCU classifieds. $400 in great shape.
Old 12-11-2005, 11:23 PM
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Default RE: 53" MHZ Cat Hull

My gut feeling is it is a lot of money for a hull that you can try to make fit your build. Most of us wont pay that for a RTR less motor. Certainly the hull new is a lot more.

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