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    09-24-2017, 12:44 AM
    Very interesting, over on our side of the pond we are believe the OK to be the Finn trainer https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/OK_(dinghy). It is...
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    09-23-2017, 02:46 PM
    Can't agree more, I sailed an IC for years - lots of speed, lots of adrenaline but very little sport. It was a small fleet and I was out gunned...
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    09-18-2017, 01:05 AM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    off topic but has anyone used his glass fibre diy plasters tape and pu glue? How did it hold up?
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    09-16-2017, 04:03 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    Have a word with yourself Robert, what you share about your 'crappy little boats' is pure inspiration to others. I am blown away with the speed of...
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    09-16-2017, 03:40 PM
    I wonder if the can of worms you have opened up will be ran with. Bend, stretch and stress, geometry manipulation vs reefing, area manipulation. All...
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    09-16-2017, 12:26 AM
    You don't have to go three hulls to stay in one position 2.4m Or Minuet I would love to work this concept up into something a little less...
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    09-15-2017, 05:28 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    Love seeing you rapid progress Robert. My thought on the triangular transom is just an idea, it could equally to take a sculling oar.
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    09-15-2017, 05:23 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    I love the fact that the Norfolk Punts are a thorough bread racing boat but can still shoot bridges https://youtu.be/xi1W2FSoM4g And this is just...
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    09-15-2017, 01:33 AM
    True and nicely put but a lesson by brain seams completely unable to learn. I often see the slight shack of the head when people see my latest...
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    09-14-2017, 02:43 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    Allways wondered why duck punts have the little trianglar transom. Perhaps it is to stop the shipping them green as the Punt obeyed Newtons third.
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    09-14-2017, 02:30 AM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    got to be camo, or Zebra Striped
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    09-14-2017, 01:26 AM
    A trimaran design can obviously be sailed two ways and so adapt as the sailor becomes less mobile. > Sit on side benches with a bigger rig > Have a...
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    09-13-2017, 11:16 AM
    Interesting stuff Wade, the sheepskin will contain natural lanolin so should be resistant to absorbing water. We used one to line my daughters buggy,...
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    09-13-2017, 06:50 AM
    We are in a delicate area but I would imagine Meade was was quite active anyway. His fantastic canoe tri was used for long distance races where...
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    09-13-2017, 06:44 AM
    I remember the Ergonomics lecture where I first heard this because it sounds so counter intuitive https://tinkboats.wordpress.com ...
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    09-13-2017, 01:24 AM
    I am not disagreeing with you that Trimarans are a good solution with minimal moving about, but as people age it is very important the keep mobile...
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    09-12-2017, 11:50 AM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    so got in your swimmers and did some wet and dry sanding - dedicated
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    09-12-2017, 01:09 AM
    He has still only posted the OP, probabl forgotten he ever posted. Still fascinating to see the debate that he left in his wake
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    09-11-2017, 12:29 PM
    This guy uses titebond II and bed sheets ! XPS Extruded Polystyrene is mush better than expanded ...
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    09-11-2017, 11:13 AM
    Sit in canoe, with some outriggers. Don't knock it until you tried it. All the parts are light, no moving about at all, quick and easy to rig and...
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    09-10-2017, 12:25 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    I wasn't try to influence your design I was just presenting an alternative view, hope you didn't take any offence.
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    09-10-2017, 02:02 AM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    On my 30'x12" open canoe I don't have any glass on the outside and it has been treated rough and bounced down weirs and over rapids. Once a year I...
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    09-09-2017, 02:59 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    Well the first sail went very well, considering it was made from recycled bits lying in the boat shed, some very cheap builders ply, old water...
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    09-09-2017, 12:21 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    I did and am still considering it but when I got an email from Amazon about the inflatable floats for such little $ I took it as sign. Been out...
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    09-09-2017, 02:23 AM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    Rudderless Very impressed with the minicat video, quite amazing for a relatively simple take apart boat. This whole inflatable boat thing is...
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    09-08-2017, 02:57 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    Four years ago I was laid up with a broken collarbone and had lots of time on my hands. I designed a Proa with inflatable hulls. I did a fair...
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    09-07-2017, 03:03 PM
    Hope this translates and the link works ...
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    09-07-2017, 02:33 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    Continued Because I had some the floats are supported by a drain pipe, I have added end caps functionally at the moment. Will make something more...
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    09-07-2017, 02:31 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    Floats have arrived, seam to be make of a robust material, looks to have a weave pattern but I suspect this is decorative rather than a weave...
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    09-07-2017, 11:50 AM
    If you are thinking of renting or buying this film IMHO it is not the worst film of all time, just the second. It is narrowly beaten by The Horse...
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