...was RebelCat 1. In fact, it started out as a raft. RebelCat 5 is the latest
incarnation of a design which first emerged about eight years ago in Brazil. This short video on YouTube explains
how it all happened...
RebelCat 2 - Back in the USA, near Phoenix, Arizona I began designing RebelCat
2. It was a radical departure from that fun, little cat in Brazil, and it taught me a lot about
what does and does not work on a homemade, take-apart, assemble-on-the-shore cat.
That departure would ultimately leave this cat high and dry, and partly
recycled into the next cat (and book shelves, and...). Actually, the pontoons have been
converted into a raft! Talk about coming full circle. But it sailed well, in spite of its odd
design and weight-to-flotation excess.
RebelCat 2 pontoons have been shortened, by removing the traffic cones fore and aft,
and a wooden deck has been added. It now serves as a raft on a pond in Illinois. Some of the rest
of the cat has been recycled into RebelCat 4. The two sails are now recut and work well on RebelCat
5 (see video on the Home Page).
The rest of this story appears to have been lost, due to the problem I had with my web
site design software, exporting the site, importing it again... So just watch the video version of
the evolution here.
Make Your Own
with this step-by-step, how-to DVD.