Charter Cat Rolls Over in Florida

A daycharter cat in Florida rolled over from a wave during thanskgiving. Notes thanks to Earl Dame. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-11-23/news/fl-pompano-dive-boat-folo-20121123_1_rough-seas-hillsboro-inlet-high-seas

Look how narrow overall it is for its 45′ length. Only 14.4′. It looks like a powercat designed by guys who were chopper-gunning truck bed covers just a few years ago. Not only do the sum of the hull widths look like they are about half the beam overall, it has planing speedboat bows for displacement boat speeds. No wonder it took twice 225 hp to go 20 knots! A 45′ cat that I or Roger (Hatfield) or even Gino would design would do that 20 knots with about 80 hp per side. Certainly not over 100 hp per side.
The narrow overall beam shouts beginner to me.

http://www.southfloridadiving.com/boats.html

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