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    12-05-2018, 03:33 PM
    One thing I have noticed is a number of big names have made S&G canoes that were dogs and had to be withdrawn, so watch yourselves out there.
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    12-05-2018, 02:27 PM
    I built a canoe like that to a Glen-L design and it was terrible. There were several things wrong with it. But the fact the bows cranked up at the...
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    12-05-2018, 02:24 PM
    If you take the slightly shallower blue line and strip the hard chines rather than S&G, you get to 82%, drop 238 feet of taping, and replace it with...
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    12-05-2018, 01:07 PM
    Double post there. I ran some numbers on the above section: The area in relation to the block is 76.3%. While stability in canoe is tough...
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    12-05-2018, 12:39 PM
    One of the best books is canoecraft, though I would avoid the designs, I haven't seen the 2015 revision though. Moore works with Killing and he has...
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    11-26-2018, 06:01 AM
    Tomcat replied to a thread pedal power in Designs / Plans
    He was willing to sell the drive plans separately, to me, though I didn't go ahead with it. Mirage was getting big at the time. If a person...
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    11-21-2018, 02:44 PM
    Tomcat replied to a thread Energy 48 redo in Designs / Plans
    Doesn't need to be those engines. Or that engine, as they have a single engine option. If you want pure low speed displacement use, and I would,...
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    11-20-2018, 01:18 AM
    Tomcat replied to a thread Energy 48 redo in Designs / Plans
    That 19 is quite a hefty boat, fatter than most canoes, or maybe about the same depending on waterline. But the canoe beam of reference is 14.375%...
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    11-19-2018, 02:19 PM
    Tomcat replied to a thread Energy 48 redo in Designs / Plans
    "But slow her down to 8-9 knots and the burn rate lowers to well below 2 gph and the range would improve to well over 1,500 nautical miles. What an...
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    11-19-2018, 04:02 AM
    Tomcat replied to a thread Energy 48 redo in Designs / Plans
    The Energy 48 wasn't really designed as much as winged. Up-sizing a rowboat is not exactly science. I really liked both the 16, and loved the story...
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    11-18-2018, 11:33 PM
    I suppose the reasonable explanation is that the boat needs to be wider to deal with the greater weight of 4 strokes, and whatever their different...
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