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One of my concerns is the 6 foot poles might not have enough support in the middle, and might need a brace?
We then throw a camo material over top and staple itat both ends, we then throw alittle bit of natural vegetation on the top.
I can't find a picture of it anywhere online, but it seems like something that would be right in line with what I'm looking for. Any feedback (or better suggestions) on either of these three designs based on what I want to do with the boat?
Just a personal bias, but I believe strip built can be reasonably quickly done if you work out a plan. You are essentially having to build a top deck on the two pontoons, plus all the connections to the living space, when in a catamaran, you at least get some storage as the cabin and deck extend up. Likewise, most pontoons are made of pre-shaped tubes, These create buoyancy issues the more they are submerged, as you get, as they get narrower in section when the waterline exceeds the widest point. Pontoons are OK when you need to dissemble the craft for storage perhaps, or you have been given free steel tubes, but it wouldn't be the starting point for a new build. When you design a boat ignoring all the basic needs of the material and the boat you will get something you don't want.
On the other hand, lots of people talk about how square sectioned cat hulls are not very much increased resistance. Most catamarans that I would care to consider do have a weight limitation for their length.
300# for the hulls and crossbeams (if you can use them), 800# for people (4*200# as an assumption), 400# of stuff, and that leaves 500# for deck and motor.
Small boats are always asked to carry more gear than they should, so its often a better decision to go monohull if you have fishing gear, people etc that need carrying. But this usage also makes secondhand Tornado hulls and gear very cheap, as they lose their competitive edge long before they lose their seaworthiness. If you can get cheap secondhand hulls, I also think a useful work boat could be developed.
Once again though, if you have to build from scratch, the monohull will provide a better carry to cash ratio.

Nice slam with the "tornado's lose their competitive edge" but what did that have to do with anything?
And yes, I knew they started as plywood - I had to repair one in Darwin after Cyclone Tracy damaged it. The reason all small cats 'lose their competitve edge" and you see them for sale only after 3 or 4 years ( and I have bought 4 in my time ) is that the extra weight from repairing dings, damaged gear ( rudders and daggerboards where applicable ) make it cheaper and easier ( and I suspect skipper phsychology plays a part in it ) to start from new. Originally Posted by upchurchmr So hull speed is always an interesting thing for monohulls (little relevance for catamarans, unless they are too portly) I dont think you still 'get' my point. If you have two boats that have to carry the same cargo weight, a well designed monohull will require less material to build the hull and less power to push it to its hull speed.
You will need to get over the image long skinny hull form of cats versus widebodied monhulls, that have it a higher hull speed.
I refer to the powered 30 ft long canoes of large river systems that can get over 30 knots from a 20hp outboard.
Likewise - rowing shells, the epitome of hullform efficiency, are faster than multihull configuration where you make two smaller hulls large enough to support the rower. Originally Posted by upchurchmr Are you still going to compare a Steel catamaran to a plywood monohull? Citing the boats Rick Willoughby is talking about is rather far from the OP's discussion, since they are very extreme, and human powered and don't apply. Much as I liked MoePorter's suggestion of a freighter canoe, yet again you are not discussing something comparable to a 16' boat the OP suggested when you discuss a 30' freighter. I don't think a rowing shell could carry 4 people, a motor, and their equipment, in any acceptable form. Your discussion is to take some unrelated example and make an unrelated point, all while assuming limitations that probably would not be desirable.
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Just get a couple of pieces and see if they stretch enoughto cover your blind, I dont think you will need anything else. Worth, Tx, USA I really like the freighter canoe over the Instant ugly boats. Of course most people think you need some freeboard, which the upper half of the tube provides, while also providing the bending stiffness required to be out in the waves. Square crosssection is really pretty easy with plywood, or even strip planked, even when you taper the ends and put some rocker in the boat. A well designed monohull will carry more load with less resistance than any two hulled craft. This is the point at which you can't go faster without a huge increase in power, or starting to plane (which requires a large power to begin with).
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