Wildcat Sport Design

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Wildcat EXT by Rick Moore, Carrabelle, FL

May 20, 2019 - After six fun years of construction Sojourner has been splashed. 28' x 8.5'. Construction is fiberglass over 1/2" Doug fir marine plywood. Power is two 60 hp Honda power thrust engines. Why go fast when you can go slow? Self-contained coastal cat cruiser headed for the Florida Keys in December.

Wildcat (Modified) by Lars Ronning, United Kingdom

June 2016 Check out my boat on the water, based on your Wildcat drawings, with quite a bit of modification. Runs really well! See our video: https://youtu.be/nA416pTxn3k

Wildcat as built by Michael Shoup, Pierre, South Dakota

Photos posted 01 June 2012.I started the project in October 2011 and finished it last night. We are going to name it Odyssey.

Wildcat Sport by Marc and Jean Sebastien, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

26 April 2004 Marc and I decided to build the Wildcat Sport (24\' option). We thought it had all the qualities we were looking for... Easy to dive from Trailable Lots of cockpit space Stable Relatively fast + economical Could be built in plywood by two guys with almost no woodworking experience. It was be built using: Industrial Formulators epoxies - Glue + Sealer MDO Plywood - For bulkheads (bulkhead frame construction) + planking 4x8 - 3/4\" = $68.80 (Canadian $) 4x8 - 1/2\" = $49.12 (Canadian $) African Mahogany - For the keels, crossbeams and frame members. Ash (white) - For chines, sheer clamps, cleats, battens, web stiffeners, etc... We started building or more accurately redrawing from the patterns on March 29th 2004.


7 Responses to Wildcat Sport Design

  1. Jean-Sébastien says:

    Why do I only have one picture of a scarf joint !!! It’s the only one I ever let Marc do 😉

    In our duo, I was the perfectionist and he was the super locomotive pushing the project forward… We were a great duo…

    We started the built in April 2004 and finished the project in July 2005. Because of Canadian winters, we had to stop between October and March. We both had all our time to devote to “Project Wildcat”…

    Do net expect to finish a project like this in +/- 1 year… Our “project manager”, a professional wooden boat builder / repairer thought it would take us 4-5 years to finish (Canadian winters again).

    When the boat, for commercial purposes, was inspected by Transport Canada, the inspector thought we were professional builders. That was largely du to all of Jean-Pierre’s advises (Vexcel.ca) He was helpful !!!

    About the WILDCAT design. When it was cold, all divers wanted the protection of the windshield and came forward… This brought more weight forward than the boat is designed to carry. It is the only “pseudo-negative” that Marc and I agreed on…

    With 2 x 90 HP Honda’s, at minimum weight on a flat St-Lawrence river, we achieved our fastest speed… 65 Km/h (GPS)

    You’ll see the boat in this vidéo:

  2. Gavin says:

    thinking of this design, would you have more photos of the build. and how is the performance.

  3. Jaime says:

    Nice modified version. Do you have a study plan of thos one?

  4. Jean-Sébastien says:

    Thanks !

  5. Bob says:

    Nice job ! What motors are you using and what is the top speed?

  6. Bob says:

    Nice job ! I am thinking about building one myself
    What motors are you using and what do you think the top speed is?

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