CATALINE is a 16ft fishing skiff designed by Tad Roberts and constructed by Nomad Boatbuilding in Victoria BC. Launched in 2012, the purpose of the boat is primarily salmon fishing in the waters off the southern Vancouover Island. Powered by a single 50 hp outboard. The structure is Douglas Fir frames and is planked with 10mm Okoume cut and scarfed into 8″ planks fastened with silicone bronze screws and epoxy in a lapstrake system resulting in a very strong and ridgid hull. The bottom is a shallow V aft with a fine and fairly deep forefoot. The aft half of the hull is sheeted with full plywood sheets, not planked, however due to the twist in the forward portion of the bottom cold molding with 5mm ply was necessary to manage the constructon. Below the waterline the hull is covered in fibreglass and epoxy, above the waterline is spar varnish and marine enamel. The full forward section provides generous buoyancy forward keeping the bow up even in rougher conditions found in Juan de Fuca Strait. There is a fo’c’sle area forward that holds a generous amount of fishing gear, (and a selfcontained head (portapotty)). Fixed windshield and side lights alllow for a 'Navy top' canvas roof with full standing headroom. The cockpit has a clear deck approximately 7′ wide and 4′ fore & aft.
The ‘bright’ hull is both practical as docking and usage scratches are easily restored, and is popular at the launching ramp. The boat lives on a trailer with a full fitted 'sunbrella' cover.