updated February 14, 2019
supCAT boards are all that and more. supCAT boards are catamarans built for standup paddling.
A supCAT starts with two pontoons and a deck. It includes a base set of ‘made to order’ features and can also include optional add-ons like: a variety of lengths and widths, several different wood species, ‘pinstripes’, a custom decal, hatches, and ‘one of a kind’ deck designs.
July 2018 was just the right time for this supCAT to get wet. It handled well and felt great. As the pics show, it nicely fits two people.
There's something about wood boats that is hard to quantify. For me as a builder, I love the smell when I'm working the wood into shape, the feel of a spokeshave as it moves across a piece of wood, and the look of the wood as it comes alive under epoxy or varnish. As a paddler, the feel of a wood boat as it slips through the water is very satisfying.
Over the winter (writing this in January 2019), we're developing a set of plans as well as kits for those who want to build their own. Of course, we're more than happy to talk and come up with a plan for your very own custom supCAT.
February 14, 2019
Winter has done its best this year. While the icicles hanging off frozen gutters are still quite large, they are also melting. The sun is a bit stronger every day and the shop gets easier to use. Electric saw motors are no longer constantly tripping, etc. All of which means it will soon be time to resume building after this unexpected winter hiatus. New pics to come!