10.85 Meter Dive/Fishing Cat Week 3

Now into week #3 and the hull plating is being fitted. We can now clearly see the asymmetric hull shape as the 6 mm bottom plate and 5 mm side plating is tacked into place. Engine girders have been fitted and fully welded. With the twin 286 Steyr engines and Q-SPD surface drives this boat should achieve 35 knots top speed. [click the links for more information on engines and drives].

6mm bottom plate fitted to the compound curve forward

6mm bottom plate fitted to the compound curve forward

Fitting stiffeners to control any distortion due to weld heat

Fitting stiffeners to control any distortion due to weld heat

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Fitting stiffeners to control any distortion due to weld heat

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View from aft

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