I finally got a chance to update my long running and very popular 45′ cat model.
I wanted to keep the look and feel, and amenity similar, but add much more.
Notice the reverse bows to dampen pitch in waves, and the spray deflector that slides back into hull flare. The hull flare is the best way to get gobs of room inside the hulls and still have a skinny waterplane so it can be fast.
It has about the same layout options inside, but a suncover over the cockpit and added transom steps for easy water access.
I have chosen to allow the builder to make his own parts as much as possible. The bowtube is composite, as is the compression tube, chainplates, mast and boom. I will create an exploded view of the components as a flat panel assembly probably this November, along with the study plans.
I will offer this design once there are study plans, for the same price as the present model. Once the set is done or nearly done, it will be available at a competitive price for the plans.
Mast can be fixed or rotating.
26 thoughts on “45 Bridgedeck Cat Update”
Hi Kurt, I’m interested in the 45 Bridgedeck cruiser. How high is the mast? Also are the specs to USL/ Euro survey? Best regards. Brian
mast 60′ (18.29m)
scantlings are to ABS ORY
Can we please see some more CAD photos of the new 45 , im interested to see the sugar scoops
I will. the study plans are also a great way to see more about a design.
Can you post more photos . I would like to see the sugar scoops.for example)
hi kurt, i see the rudders are kick up or lift up? but i cant figure out if the drive is liftable as well. thanks for that info, the pictures are to tiny to see those details.
kickup rudder. drive is a three blade. study plans will show all the answers.
Any update on the study planes for the revised 45 bridge deck
complete full plans are done and ready. of course study plans also.
Are the study plans/construction plans available yet for the update? Keen to get things moving. Thanks
I am looking forward to the plans as well. Are they intended for foam sandwich building method using vacuum infusion?
foam/glass with or without infusion
A few questions then…
Can you give an eta for the study plans?
Can I build this in plywood?
Do you have any links to videos or information about the CM building process, it’s a process I am unfamiliar with.
ETA assumes that I have a linear workload. At this moment I have three big jobs that are way behind on payments. Another two that have promised and not yet and another that needs to wait another year to pay. So I have to scramble with revision jobs. Declaring an ETA is impossible.
Can be in ply/epoxy .
I have a CD and DVD available on the CM process.
Kurt? Any update on this?
I keep trying. emergencies keep popping up.
How are the plans coming Kurt? Keen to check it out!
Are the full plan sets done and available?
still working on it.
Kurt would it be possible to have the transom back further to create a larger cockpit, similar to a Leopard 44 ?
possibly. have to see what other effects are.
Hi Kurt, love the design…..forgive the question…..Could this be built with a strip plank hull/bridgedeck( my building comfort zone)?
strip for the turn of the bilge. everything else should be able to be done on a flat bagging table for faster build.
Who wouldn’t love one of those
Do you have the mast and boom plans finished? Is the mast stationary or rotating? What are the costs for the mast/boom plans?
will be same mast as the original 45. masts easy to change without changing the rest of the design.