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Old 11-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #561
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Also, I suppose this a dumb question, but what happens if it rains?
You get wet.

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You get wet.

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Not necessarily. The car does, you may go inside and wait it out.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #563
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next you should ask about trunk space and whether it can tow a boat
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #565
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next you should ask about trunk space and whether it can tow a boat
I think you get the concept. Once upon a time cars didn't even come with cup holders. If that's a deal breaker, the Catfish is not for you.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #566
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I think i'd rather have the bare chassis with some basic aluminum "skin" on it.
Don't get me wrong the car is beautiful, but seems too nice for me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #567
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #568
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You get wet.
Bah! By that question I should have asked, how much of a problem will water prove to be to the interior? I've always wondered about this (e.g., Ariel Atom).
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Bah! By that question I should have asked, how much of a problem will water prove to be to the interior? I've always wondered about this (e.g., Ariel Atom).
If you leave the house in this car with storm clouds brewing, you'll get wet. That said, we will be making a passenger tonneau. It wouldn't be difficult to make a full fabric tonneau as well, just like we had for our Speedster.
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browsing through some sema pics and found some of the catfish. looks amazing

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I think a full tonneau top with a zipper in the middle would be a great idea. when you leave the car sitting at the track over night it wont be covered with morning dew on the inside.
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in my case, very wet.
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alternatives:

- floor drains in the cockpit

- hydrophobic coatings on the seats and other interior fabrics

- goggles.
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Mounts for 80 cube ft scuba tank in cockpit?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #575
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in my case, very wet.
Pretty much the same rules apply here as with owning a motorcycle, insofar as cargo carriage and the elements. Motorcycles don't offer a great deal of protection from the rain, nor are they especially well-adapted to transporting large pieces of furniture, towing boats, etc. They are, however, quite a lot of fun.

Thus, some people elect not to own a motorcycle, whereas others gladly pay $15-20k and up for them.


Cordy, if it's not yet too late to make a modification to the bodywork prior to pulling the production molds, might I suggest an affordance at the tail end which would allow for the mounting of a class-1 trailer hitch? Given the popularity of trailer hitches among the general Miata community for the purpose of transporting tires and related equipment to and from racetracks, I would imagine that this would suit a large percentage of the Catfish's target audience.
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in my case, very wet.
you live below sea level brad!!!
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Pretty much the same rules apply here as with owning a motorcycle, insofar as cargo carriage and the elements. Motorcycles don't offer a great deal of protection from the rain, nor are they especially well-adapted to transporting large pieces of furniture, towing boats, etc. They are, however, quite a lot of fun.

Thus, some people elect not to own a motorcycle, whereas others gladly pay $15-20k and up for them.


Cordy, if it's not yet too late to make a modification to the bodywork prior to pulling the production molds, might I suggest an affordance at the tail end which would allow for the mounting of a class-1 trailer hitch? Given the popularity of trailer hitches among the general Miata community for the purpose of transporting tires and related equipment to and from racetracks, I would imagine that this would suit a large percentage of the Catfish's target audience.
That's something I just can't personally do Joe. However, the rear diffuser is easily removable via dzus fasteners. The rear clip, which is made of DOM tube, could be taken to your local welding shop and "amended" to accept a class-1 hitch. In fact it would be easy. However, for me it would be like seeing the Mona Lisa with a tattoo.
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I think a full tonneau top with a zipper in the middle would be a great idea. when you leave the car sitting at the track over night it wont be covered with morning dew on the inside.


One part of me looks forward to the modifications that people will do to the Catfish, and the other part shudders.
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Oh the things us heathens will do to your beautiful girl...
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