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    Re: Searching multiple words

    Thank you all. I will start using external search engines.
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    Searching multiple words

    Hello,

    I can't find a way to use the search function of the forum to search for posts or threads that contain multiple words at the same time. For example if I enter "big boat" it returns all the...
  3. Thread: Mast Rake

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    Re: Mast Rake

    Christian I really like your solution. I might copy it for my small dinghy.
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Thank you.

    I have never heard of most of these boats. I will research more about them.
    Scandinavian working boats are famous for being seaworthy.
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    You are right about the local conditions. Could you please give one or more examples of such boats?
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I know, I am addicted. I need help! :)
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I always change a few bits in the boats I build, but I wouldn't build a whole boat without a proper plan. At least not yet.
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I have "some" knowledge enough to try it in a scale model for example, but not enough to invest all the money and time to a full scale boat. And of course not enough to trust my life in it.
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Has anyone done something like that before? Find the lines and offsets for an old design you like and actually build a boat?
    The ballast will be needed to compensate for the weight difference. These...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I wouldn't mind a modern design but this particular is too modern for my taste.:o
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Thank you. I have seen them too.

    http://www.bcademco.it/EN/piani.html#1

    They are from an Italian designer and they are also available at duckworks and woodenboat online stores.
    They look nice...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I understand that this is the ideal solution, but I can't maintain such a boat.
    So either I make some kind of compromise or I don't built it at all. All boats are a compromise in one area or an...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    I didn't know about those books. They look interesting. Thanks for the information.
    I did some weekend beach camping trips with friends in sea kayaks at some of the Aegean islands and I can tell you...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Thank you for the excellent explanation. It makes sense now.

    I can relate it to kayaking and the way a Greenland kayak with low initial stability can easily go in rough sea, while a stable flat...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Yes, I have seen the Gabian. It was one of my first considerations. Unfortunately as many other Vivier's nice designs it is available only as a kit. The cost of the kit will be twice the cost of...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Traditional wooden boats here are round bottomed, carvel planked, permanently moored and weight more than a car does. All the others are plastic with outboards.
    These traditional boats are not...
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    Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Hello all,

    I was searching, as usual, for plans for some future boatbuilging project. I already have two unfinished boats in the basement but from time to time I need to take a brake from building...
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    Re: ​DART tacking outrigger canoe

    What did you use for iakos (crossbeams)? are they laminated or just a piece of wood?
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    Re: ​DART tacking outrigger canoe

    Very nice boat!

    I like the stringers to support the seats. I will use the same design for the wa'apa I am building.
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    Re: Outrigger Canoe 50/50 paddling/sailing

    Also easier to transport than a full size boat.
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    Re: Sitting comfortably in very small boats

    I wonder if a couple of inflatable pvc flotation bags, like those used in optimists, could be secured to the boat and used as side benches?
  22. Re: Advice for a Newcomer Building a Flo-Mo Flywood

    I used the dimension of the beam from the plans minus the ply thikness for the temporary spacer. Then when I attached the inwales, I cut the sides of the spacer equal to the width of the inwales so...
  23. Re: Advice for a Newcomer Building a Flo-Mo Flywood

    I built the one sheet version some time ago. I used the stitch and glue method. I used copper wires to tie all the parts in place and a spacer in the middle to give the correct beam. Only when it...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Thank you for the suggestions Etdbob!
    I really like the woven seats. They definitely look nice in a traditional canoe.
    I will try different seat positions before I finish the boat. I can even...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Thank you Gary. Yes I was going to do this anyway because I am using 4mm ply for the sides and it will need reinforcement to support the weight of the paddler. The problem as you understand is not...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    This is an older thread but I have started building the wa'apa and I have some more questions for the members of the forum with more
    experience in outrigger canoes than me. I think it is better to...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    I was trying to decide between a tandem sea kayak or a two person outrigger in the beginning. The added stability of the outrigger was in my opinion a good reason to go that way. My hope is to be...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    After reading all of the above, I have decided to build Gary's wa'apa. It is not the fastest or best looking, but it is the most multifunction design. It will be fast and inexpensive to build, easy...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Nice and simple.Y> Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    It looks pretty. Would you like to share more details about it?
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Wow, this is good information! Something I didn't know and haven't thought about. Two paddlers can create equal steering force. The laws of physics.
    Actually there are a lot I don't know about...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    I also have a retractable skeg in my kayak but I only find it useful in quartering winds at the stern.

    As for the second paddler I have heard they call tandem kayaks "divorce machines". BY:D
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Well, rudders in paddling boats is something I never liked. Paddling in my opinion is the expression of simplicity. Rudders are an extra complication. Our ancestors managed to keep a straight course...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Outrigger canoes are something completely unknown in this part of the world. I discovered waka amas a little time ago and I don't yet understand their dynamics. I try to find information from the...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    I don't question the design. As I said it was my first choice. It was the author's recommendation in the book, for a rudder for long distance paddling that gave me second thoughts. That and a couple...
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Thank you all for your suggestions.

    If I may share my thoughts.

    The Melanesia hull is a simple pirogue with a shallow v bottom. I could modify the bottom of the wa'apa from Gary Dierking's...
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    Paddling outrigger canoe

    Hello everyone,

    I am thinking of building an outrigger canoe for 2 to 3 (average to small) persons, for paddling in the sea at calm to moderate conditions. It will not be used for sprint racing,...
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    Re: Stain and epoxy

    I have used water based wood stain on plywood and then epoxy, with success on a small canoe. I also glassed the outside.

    From the research I did before, most builders recommend to use alcohol or...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Thank you for the detailed materials list. Your love for detail is evident also in the quality of the work you have done.

    My first boat, a Shrike Greenland kayak took me two and a half years to...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Congratulations! Very nice design and very informative thread.
    I am seriously considering the apple as my future dayboat.

    How much epoxy and ply did you finally used?

    I am waiting to see it...
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