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Old 01-10-2020   #1
Golden, Colorado
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Shredder floor height AKA Paddle Cat Floor Positioning

I noticed that not all the paddlecat manufacturers state the depth/height of the floor. The ones that do are pretty variable.

What I have found:
Star - 6 inches above the water line (Star, also claiming thats very high).

RMR states 23 inch tube with 15" of legroom, so they are 8" off the ground when dry. That might be the same as the Stars 6" "above the water" given a 2" waterline.

Jacks Culebra - No stats but I've used some fuzzy math that leads me to believe they are 10"-11" above the ground when dry. These are inflated so they may be mounted at 10" but protrude below.

Hyside- No stats or photos to work from

Shredder - Not stats or photos to work from but I think they were originally 20" tubes and 10" thwarts with the floor wrapping under the thwart (so 10" off the ground) but that does not sound right. I remember more leg room than that. I would like to copy this depth but don't know it.

ANYWAY, I am building a paddlecat and am curious how these placements have effected their performance.

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Old 01-10-2020   #2
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One performance issue that I get with my Culebra, is since the floor has some rocker to it, that feature helps to push the boat up and over things.
Not really sure what my floor height is at.
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Old 01-10-2020   #3
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You can get the Aire wireframe print for theirs off their website.
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Old 01-16-2020   #5
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My Sabertooth only has maybe 2 inches of clearance. When in big water, never seems to catch much drag. Together my wife and I weigh about 350 with gear.
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