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    11-18-2017, 03:55 AM
    You guys need to go metric
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    11-17-2017, 01:19 PM
    11 out of 10 for originality, that is certainly a new one. I am pretty sure though that the 4th corner would sag off, badly. I would love to see you...
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    11-16-2017, 01:27 PM
    tink replied to a thread Inflatable Outriggers in Designs / Plans
    This whole sailing unit was made with stuff I had lying about from other projects. The part that you are seeing as electrical conduit is all alloy...
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    11-16-2017, 03:26 AM
    Very impressive if you have done all this in Delftship, I have only ever managed to do hulls. If it was me I would be making a model. All you need...
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    11-14-2017, 01:55 AM
    clearly you are not a beginner if you also sail an International Canoe, the comments above are about its suitablity as an adults teaching boat. As a...
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    11-13-2017, 04:55 PM
    We don’t have those in the UK, we have plenty of double handed dinghies that can be sailed singlehanded but I can’t think of an adult boat that is...
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    11-13-2017, 03:06 PM
    There maybe a few single hand boats worse than the Laser for learning to sail, Contender, International Canoe and Musto Skiff but it would be a short...
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    11-12-2017, 04:49 PM
    It is a fascinating issue, my daughter has sailed for 4 years, loves her Optimist and not corrupted by thoughts of the superiority of the Bermudan...
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    11-12-2017, 03:58 PM
    Just in from a weekend in a coach boat with some top Optimist sailors in blustery conditions. The Optimist rig though simple is very controllable and...
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    11-09-2017, 06:56 AM
    On a side issue this report recently popped up on social media about how life is nothing to do with speed change as many believe. Myself included...
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    11-09-2017, 02:19 AM
    I think that just about sums it up spot on. I am curious as to why? Surely the lower aspect sails are still operating at laminar flow reaching so...
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    11-07-2017, 10:40 AM
    I would say that the Mirror was conceived as a general purpose dinghy: sail, row and outboard, where as the Miracle is more race orientated.
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    11-06-2017, 03:21 PM
    https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/sprit-gaff-bermudan-lateen-sail-experiment.52938/
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    11-06-2017, 01:58 AM
    Yes CA Marchaj (Southampton university) did a lot of work, some published in Performance Sailing. Practical Boat owner also did so on water testing...
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    11-05-2017, 04:21 PM
    The Mirror Dinghy has been voted 7th most influential Yacht of all time. The top 7 from the list are Mariquita 1911, designed by William Fife...
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    11-03-2017, 04:21 PM
    Commpletely off topic but I remember that something like six weeks after leaving Bristol Matthew had only made ten miles progress into the Bristol...
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    11-03-2017, 03:25 AM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    May have a slight headache from celebrating my freedom but much better than the stress headache of the past few weeks and this one will be gone soon....
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    11-02-2017, 03:49 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    I retired a while back and I had the plan to do about ten hours a week to just keep my hand in. September onwards is always a bit dry so I accepted...
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    11-02-2017, 03:22 PM
    tink replied to a thread shellback capsize in Designs / Plans
    of the few design lectures I remember the one on design ethics stands out. Paraphrasing it stated with show of hands ‘who would design a cup’ and...
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    11-02-2017, 02:48 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    Happiness is seeing ther is a Duck Punt post in your inbox, oh and sipping on a beer after resigning from my current assignment.
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    10-31-2017, 05:07 PM
    tink replied to a thread shellback capsize in Designs / Plans
    why the side not the bottom? I doubt that the flooded boat would get enough speed when swamped to make the bailer work. Transom flaps may be useful.
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    10-29-2017, 04:46 PM
    tink replied to a thread shellback capsize in Designs / Plans
    good link, thank you
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    10-29-2017, 02:50 PM
    tink replied to a thread shellback capsize in Designs / Plans
    Love the Shellback, one day would like to build one and I would add minimal buoyancy to keep the uncluttered inside for my personal use. We are not...
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    10-28-2017, 02:55 AM
    tink replied to a thread shellback capsize in Designs / Plans
    I am a very strong believer that if I take someone new out sailing I make it as risk free, safe feeling and enjoyable as possible. The point at which...
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    10-27-2017, 02:28 AM
    tink replied to a thread Folding kayak in Misc. Boat Related
    More of the Coraplast folding canoes / kayaks are coming out now. This one is interesting https://www.hyparsmart.com/ They all appear to be...
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    10-26-2017, 01:34 PM
    tink replied to a thread Duck Punt in Building / Repair
    and for a gaffer ....... wait.......gaffer tape
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    10-26-2017, 04:14 AM
    Just done a rough calculation if you had a 6mm thick panel 1meter wide and reduced the thickness to 4mm the panel width would need to be reduced to...
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    10-26-2017, 02:20 AM
    1/4” to 3/8” will double the panel stiffness with a 40% increase in weight, but only a 16% cost increase. All very interesting stuff.
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    10-25-2017, 05:39 PM
    I have lurked and enjoyed this thread from the start. The answer to the OP is very application dependent and I would say go as thin as you dare...
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    10-25-2017, 04:19 PM
    true, but that is the whole point - balance the boat (not as simple as it sounds - heel, trim, sail, board) and minimise use of the rudder on the...
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