Did anyone made some chine hulls for a multi…was thinking about a chine cat…no idea if it could work, but maybe in light wind…just thinking out loud.


_/ if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it! _


Down here (Downunder) there is a class of 14’ cat called the Paper Tiger, which is very popular and has been around since the early '70s. The hulls (designed by Ron Given) are hard chine. Check out pictures on the class website, I don’t see why it couldn’t work for an RC model.

The Paper Tiger had a big brother, called the Tiger Shark - also hard chine. 18’ long with both skipper and crew on trapeze. It’s still the fastest boat I’ve ever sailed, perhaps with the exception of windsurfers.


any1 some plans or an url where to get some?


_/ if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it! _

I remember being totally embarresed by a paper tiger at a regatta a couple of years ago when on a downwind leg we got blown away by it ( I was forward hand on a NACRA 5.8) luckily we were a lot quicker on a beam reach so it wasn’t a TOTAL embarrasment lol.

Live Hard, Die Young and Leave a Good Looking Corpse

my brother has designed a couple of middle and outer hulls with chines. as soon as i can get them, i will forward them on. what format do you want them in?

My twin rigger had bottom mainly made up of flat sections with slab sides…could be made from balsa like a box might weigh a bit tho. Quick in the stronger winds…

Luff 'em & leave 'em.

Look at . Follow the link for the Box Tri. Ernst supplied these drawings, which are reported to sail well.