The Radical Bay 8000

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For the Radical Bay 8000, I have chosen a simple hull form, with a vee section forward to stop slamming running aft to a flat exit to reduce hobby horsing. The asymmetric hull shapes as used on most of our designs benefit the boat in a number of ways. 

The layout is surprisingly comfortable for such a small cat especially with good speed being kept in focus: the fwd bunks are comfortable and an aft "double" can easily sleep two friendly people. I have added a cockpit in each hull, the cabin offers some protection but mostly to have a comfortable sitting position with good visibility protected from those annoying unexpected splashes that sneak up through the tramps now and again.

She is definitely the future, an amazing looking, fast, exciting, simple and cheap to build cat. No such thing? True until now. She is a very safe, easy to handle coastal cruiser, a little cat a couple could live on for months at a time and yet easily demounted to transport anywhere if sold.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

Specifications

LOA    8.00 metres
BOA    5.76 metres
DRAFT    0.300 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    1.70 metres
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Open Bridgedeck
MAST HEIGHT    8.50 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    41 sq metres
PAYLOAD    300 kg
DISPLACEMENT    1100 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.680 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    14.5:1
FUEL CAPACITY    20 litres
  WATER CAPACITY    50 litres
MOTOR OPTION    1 x Outboard
CRUISING SPEED    12 knots
TOP SPEED    20+ knots

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