...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
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
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).
Make Your Own
with this step-by-step, how-to DVD