March 28, 2019
Plans for building your own DIY supCAT are moving right along.
Why a set of plans? Questions tend to revolve around the pontoons. The issue and choice of
how to shape a pontoon, such that it gradually tapers to the bow and stern, and calculating the volume of a
pontoon so the builder can zero in on an overall size of the pontoon in order to get enough buoyancy
to float the paddler. Truly a mouthful. It's manageable, but the best custom answer that best fits
each builder/paddler requires a bit of math, pretty much back of the envelope calculating.
The answers to those questions are in the set of plans and are translated into a set of drawings that can be all you need to make your own, OR can
be a starting point for you to create your ‘one of a kind’ pontoon-based supCAT or catasup, or padamaran,
or whatever you choose to call it.