The Green Cat

  1. Hood

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    A new Cat arrived yesterday, it is only the second ever done in this colour seemingly, they will certainly not get confused for any of the other Cats around this way :D

    I have to finish the roller and ramp adaptions I am doing to an older Cat before I can make a start on this one so hopefully I should be starting in about a week. Good thing is I will be working inside so weather is of no concern.

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  2. MCKDAVID Member

    given the superstitious nature of most fishermen, I'm surprised at green, usually considered unlucky....
     
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  3. Hood

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    Not a superstitious lot nowadays.
     
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  4. Hood

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    A few more pics.

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    I have already had a phone call asking when I can start as I was kidding them on it would be a month or so :D

    They have the engines bolted on already

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    And the staging set up ready for me :D

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  5. MCKDAVID Member

    is that their definition of a subtle hint then... :D
     
  6. Hood

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    It is about as subtle as they get :D
     
  7. slim_boy_fat

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    When I saw the thread title I thought you'd been in a newly opened pub for lunch.......:drunk:

    Now they need a couple of these, might cause quite a bit of cavitation though....:whistle:

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  8. Hood

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    That, to my mind, tells us more about you than you may care to be known :D

    Probably worth more in scrap than each outboard :D
     
  9. Ruffian Member

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    A couple of sensible trailers there. Quad axle and a artic trailer.

    What's that cat then got to be around 35ft??
    And I bet it's going to be nice to work in a shed for once there.
     
  10. Hood

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    It is a 10m x 3.6m beam.

    Yes it is fine working inside, this will be the 6th one I have done in there in the last few years.
     
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  11. Hood

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    Had a morning at the Cat today, got a load of measuring done and ordered £2000 worth of Aluminium, thankfully I am not paying :D

    Also got the length required for the steering rods (735mm hole centres) so got them welded up this afternoon.

    Welded some M20 nuts to some 3/4" NB pipe.

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    Then screwed the rods in, plenty of adjustment for toeing the engines in slightly.

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  12. Hood

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    I was up modifying and welding a handrail today then taking some measurements for the roller system.
    Tonight I have been doing a model of the roller setup.

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    And then transferred to another assembly ready for BobCAD to get the code for cutting with the plasma. Hopefully I will get a chance to get it cut and tacked together tomorrow but I have a few jobs to do on other boats so...

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  13. Tangledfeet

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    @Hood I'm curious; what modelling software do you use to create the models before generating the code?
     
  14. Hood

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    Solidworks for models
    BobCAD for the code.
     
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  15. Tangledfeet

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    Aah, you edited - cheers!
     
  16. Hood

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    Aye, read your post wrong so edited to correct and was faster on the draw :D
     
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  17. Hood

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    I really would like to upgrade my BobCAD version but every time I think I have some spare cash I go and buy something else instead :D
     
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  18. Tangledfeet

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    Only just! I'm on a wee tablet with clumsy fingers!!!
     
  19. scottmk1

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    Is there software that you can use to draw items that then converts it to be used on a cnc mill?
     
  20. Hood

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    Depends exactly what you mean, if you are thinking all automatic then, no, I don't think so.
    If you are meaning an all in one package for drawing and producing the code then yes. BobCAD is one although I find its CAD side clunky. Fusion 360 is probably better on the drawing side and incorporates CAM as well but I have never tried it. There are lots more out there, just depends on how complex you need and how expensive you want to go I suppose.
     
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