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    05-25-2017, 04:26 PM
    BOI replied to a thread Boat Design Software? in Designs / Plans
    That coble project sounds really interesting. I think I'll stay away from Rhino for the time being (not free) but the renderings that Clint Chase...
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    05-25-2017, 03:52 PM
    The pram looks nice, what do you not like about its performance? Does the transom bow kick up water? Does it twist and groan under sail? If it is...
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    05-25-2017, 12:49 PM
    BOI replied to a thread Boat Design Software? in Designs / Plans
    After dabbling a bit with Carson hulls and the free version of Delftship I use Freehip Plus 3.4 exclusively. While it doesn't do everything that I...
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    05-25-2017, 10:29 AM
    Maybe ocean rowing boats are among the smallest ones? Even they seem to be mostly above 20' long and conform to the "rubber duckie" concept. Similar...
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    05-25-2017, 09:47 AM
    I agree that what you are proposing is pretty experimental and would benefit from a throwaway proof of concept. Totally worth a try though. My...
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    05-24-2017, 09:08 AM
    BOI replied to a thread Constant Rad SOF pram in Designs / Plans
    The V idea looks to be a good one to lock in the rocker, but the V will also want to flatten out putting stress on the midline seam. This midline...
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    05-19-2017, 08:44 AM
    It seems that in any very unequal society right up to the present day the less affluent people are the more starch and less protein is in their diet....
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    05-18-2017, 09:46 AM
    Is this close to the type of boat you are looking at building?...
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    05-08-2017, 07:59 AM
    I haven't seen the WoodenBoat index but own one single issue of the paper version of the magazine and it has an article on fairing with thickened...
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    05-03-2017, 01:16 PM
    BOI replied to a thread Ranger rowboat at MITA in People & Places
    It is a Peterborough skiff; I recognized the shape and remembered that I had seen pictures of similar ones before. I don't know much about them or...
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After a building a skin on frame Baidarka 20 years ago I've recently rediscovered boat building. Every day driving home from work I marvel at the giant rock called "Weeball Island" at the entrance of the bay and said to myself that I need to get there someday without a motor. The replica of the Gokstad faering at the L'Anse aux Meadows Viking site started getting me interested in double ended rowboats, and I'm working on designing Viking-inspired, fast, light rowboats that are easy to build out of underlayment plywood. I hope the genes and experiences of my grandfather (an inventor) and my father (a designer and builder of inflatable boats) have rubbed off sufficiently to pull it off.
Frenchman's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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