PLEASE PASS THIS WARNING ON TO OTHERS .:(
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PLEASE PASS THIS WARNING ON TO OTHERS .:(
The Pirogue has some flare as noted earlier. ( post # 3) Mine also has a small( 3/4"X 1/2") keel and skeg. All three could be detrimental to tacking. Rather than starting from...
Well the weather here in the NE USA sucks to say the least. Too cold and windy to conduct sea trials for this 83 yr old senior. So the next best thing is to do what I should have done weeks ago:
I've capsized three times. The first was while, learning to sail in Toronto bay Italy. The boat was a Penguin we had built on the mess deck while in the USN. I blame it on inexperience and to this...
Thanks for posting this video Dylan. Looks as though one can get that steering oar over to the other side any way it works for you. Also a spare oar in case the skipper drops the first one.;) I...
Thanks for the replies but I might have to register with a Cooking Forum to get a positive ID.
Thorne , thanks for that site. Interesting but I don't think I'm gonna put a torch to the bamboo. I think I'll let Mother nature do her thing.
Are you kidding ? Splitting it...
That makes things a little clearer, In all the duck punt video's I looked at only one shows a punt tacking. That skipper paddled through the tack ( a red & white sail # 3258 with a yellow hull)
see page 7.
My forth coming duck punt conversion is coming along. But the sea trials are still in the future I have plenty of time to tune up components. I aim to use bamboo for the sprit. The one I have is...
This week end there was enough snow melt to let me drag out my duck punt morph for a photo shoot. This was to enable me to get a...
They are bent around the back. So a pair forms a U.
..needed. Aquired this knife recently. Can't figure out what it is or how used. It's made in Japan from SS Steel. The blade or...
This has got to be one of the funniest threads on the Forum.:D:D:D
Brad, Check out this site on the Optimist:
What was that old expression something like ? "Different strokes for different folks."
The same can be applied to rig preference and or even boat choice.
My own pick of a boom less sprit rig...
Beautiful and haunting. Looks like good punt sailing.
Do you know where most of the scenes were made Dylan ?
Remark, about the Lincoln assassination during the Oscars.
The Almighty, indeed, sent the blight but the British government sent the Famine.
Click into this site and let it cycle. The Hunger Museum
Really Ian, how quickly you label the authors research triggered merely by a date some reviewer probably erred about.;)
Outstanding work. The sea looks so cold. Thanks for posting.
A video of the collision:
It's just a matter of time before someone is killed.
Where's there's a will there's a way.
For a little inspiration this is what the Captain of the Cutty Sark did when he lost his rudder:
Years ago I tried to make a FG canoe I had into a sail boat. The rudder was easy. Just drill two holes for a 1/4" eyebolt of appropiate length, say 4" or so Locate them in such a way to engage the...
I've been always partical to this sound:
Sounds as though you took on too much manipulation to effect good results. How about trying again in a more sheltered location ,less wind and most of all a thole pin ?
Andy, thanks for posting the images of your 1st test sail results. It looks like you gave it a good try and I'm glad you survived the dunking OK except for a little pride lost. As you say the ferry...
From the many video's and images posted in other threads about the Duck punt the skippers seem to handle the narrow beam OK. I agree it could be concerning when that free-board diminishes to...
Andy, the sail looks good for a sail trail but a professional made sail would be better. The mast bend from here looks alarming. When you take up on the snotter it's going to bend some more for sure....
There was still a lot of the day left after Saturday’s competition on Camp Barry parade grounds. Eight bells had sounded and the almost straight up sun confirmed it. Liberty lay ahead. We gulped down...
Back in 1994 I built Carrianne an 18' sprit rigged V bottom sharpie of my own design using 3/8" Dug fir plywood. This is the days before WBF existed. In ignorance I glassed the bottom & topsides...
All the best Bob. I pray you'll be dancin around soon after.|:)
Andy , good to hear you're making progress and a splash is in the near future. Hope you pop in some images here for all to enjoy. I too am making progress but a splash is far in the future. Much too...
Did Shackleton make a mistake about this man when denying him the Polar medal ?
He questioned Shackleton's and even disobeyed orders on several occasions but without "Chippy" none would have...
Mike, as usual looking great. You make fast progress. BTW do you keep count as to actuall how many boats you've built since boat #1 ?|;)
Thanks, John & Nick. Happy that you were able to post it and others.
Wasn't there another story where one German fighter pilot actually aided a B 17 to get back home ?
Hoping to see more video's Dylan.:D We're still a bit snow bound here in the USA N.East.
Y>B-17 "All American" (414th Squadron, 97BG) Crew
Pilot- Ken Bragg Jr.
Copilot- G. Boyd Jr.
Navigator- Harry C. Nuessle
Bombardier- Ralph Burbridge
Engineer- Joe C. James
Andy, I notice there are numerious boat clubs in Aukland. Can you contact them about used optimist sails ?
Check out this site: http://www.kyc.org.nz/
or this one:...
Better hurry Dan, ice may be burried by more snow this weekend. ;)
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in the Marine Corps
Dear Ma and Pa,
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell...
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This lowly wog of a punter apprentice is making progress in the morphing of my pirogue. An ole wind surfer sail has been cut, aluminum 1/1/2" mast converted and cut, a dug fir...
"Classic Cleek".. I always say.:d
Ahp for the past few years I have been shoveling it as well as a partition under the snow load, that was when I was younger but at 83 now I'm hoping the sun will melt it off.... eventually.
Rum pirate, The roof in question is flat . An addition made long before I ever got under it. At the time of design 3' + snow falls would be considered unusual. My precaution with a temp partition...
Any one else erect one in an existing room that has a long unsupported span ?
I've been doing it since the big snow several years ago. Right now my bed room roof has almost 3' of snow but 4, 2x4...
Said so casually. |;)
OK, Got larder in, firewood, sinking snowshoes and a good woman ... so sitting pretty I'd say.
How about you ?
BTW, did you get snow lightening ? We did one big scary bolt with thunder.
Condolences to you and yours Norman.