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  1. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    off topic but has anyone used his glass fibre diy plasters tape and pu glue? How did it hold up?
  2. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    Have a word with yourself Robert, what you share about your 'crappy little boats' is pure inspiration to others. I am blown away with the speed of your building, I log on mainly to see what you have...
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    I wonder if the can of worms you have opened up...

    I wonder if the can of worms you have opened up will be ran with. Bend, stretch and stress, geometry manipulation vs reefing, area manipulation. All good stuff


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com ...
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    You don't have to go three hulls to stay in one...

    You don't have to go three hulls to stay in one position
    2.4m
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170916/85597ba027e7e04680c636086b36a45e.jpg
    Or Minuet...
  5. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Love seeing you rapid progress Robert. My...

    Love seeing you rapid progress Robert.
    My thought on the triangular transom is just an idea, it could equally to take a sculling oar.
  6. Thread: Duck Punt

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    I love the fact that the Norfolk Punts are a...

    I love the fact that the Norfolk Punts are a thorough bread racing boat but can still shoot bridges
    https://youtu.be/xi1W2FSoM4g
    And this is just .....
    https://vimeo.com/129661808


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    True and nicely put but a lesson by brain seams...

    True and nicely put but a lesson by brain seams completely unable to learn. I often see the slight shack of the head when people see my latest 'improvement' but they are too polite to comment. When I...
  8. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    Allways wondered why duck punts have the little trianglar transom. Perhaps it is to stop the shipping them green as the Punt obeyed Newtons third.
  9. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    got to be camo, or Zebra Striped
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    A trimaran design can obviously be sailed two...

    A trimaran design can obviously be sailed two ways and so adapt as the sailor becomes less mobile.
    > Sit on side benches with a bigger rig
    > Have a removable chair for sitting in and a smaller rig ...
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    Interesting stuff Wade, the sheepskin will...

    Interesting stuff Wade, the sheepskin will contain natural lanolin so should be resistant to absorbing water. We used one to line my daughters buggy, the are supposed to regulate the baby's...
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    We are in a delicate area but I would imagine...

    We are in a delicate area but I would imagine Meade was was quite active anyway. His fantastic canoe tri was used for long distance races where fatigue would become a major issue. For a couple of...
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    I remember the Ergonomics lecture where I first...

    I remember the Ergonomics lecture where I first heard this because it sounds so counter intuitive


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to...
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    Re: Designs for old codgers

    I am not disagreeing with you that Trimarans are a good solution with minimal moving about, but as people age it is very important the keep mobile and move as much of their muscle groups as they can....
  15. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    so got in your swimmers and did some wet and dry sanding - dedicated
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    He has still only posted the OP, probabl forgotten he ever posted.
    Still fascinating to see the debate that he left in his wake
  17. This guy uses titebond II and bed sheets ! XPS...

    This guy uses titebond II and bed sheets ! XPS Extruded Polystyrene is mush better than expanded

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawfish-foam-kayak-build-a-funtional-light-wieght-/

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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    Sit in canoe, with some outriggers. Don't knock it until you tried it. All the parts are light, no moving about at all, quick and easy to rig and store, so close to the water it feels faster than it...
  19. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    I wasn't try to influence your design I was just presenting an alternative view, hope you didn't take any offence.
  20. Thread: Duck Punt

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    On my 30'x12" open canoe I don't have any glass...

    On my 30'x12" open canoe I don't have any glass on the outside and it has been treated rough and bounced down weirs and over rapids. Once a year I touch up the paint on the bottom. Made from 4mm ply....
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    Re: Inflatable Outriggers

    Well the first sail went very well, considering it was made from recycled bits lying in the boat shed, some very cheap builders ply, old water bottles duck tape and tie wraps it went phenomenally....
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    Re: Inflatable Outriggers

    I did and am still considering it but when I got an email from Amazon about the inflatable floats for such little $ I took it as sign. Been out testing today and it has worked like a dream. I have...
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    Rudderless Very impressed with the minicat...

    Rudderless
    Very impressed with the minicat video, quite amazing for a relatively simple take apart boat.

    This whole inflatable boat thing is very interesting. Design is rarely about being supper...
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    Four years ago I was laid up with a broken...

    Four years ago I was laid up with a broken collarbone and had lots of time on my hands. I designed a Proa with inflatable hulls.
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    Nice French designs

    Hope this translates and the link works
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fchantiermer.wordpress.com%2Fproductions%2Ffoxy-lady%2F&sandbox=1

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    Continued Because I had some the floats are...

    Continued
    Because I had some the floats are supported by a drain pipe, I have added end caps functionally at the moment. Will make something more permanent later. The aka attachment is tie wrapped...
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    Floats have arrived, seam to be make of a robust...

    Floats have arrived, seam to be make of a robust material, looks to have a weave pattern but I suspect this is decorative rather than a weave material. They are of what appears to be more robust...
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    Re: Built in flotation and cabin sailboats

    If you are thinking of renting or buying this film IMHO it is not the worst film of all time, just the second. It is narrowly beaten by The Horse Whisperer - there is a common factor
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    Doh, got my tans and cos mixed up ...

    Doh, got my tans and cos mixed up

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170904/d77146e115e85699d7b8beeb9f5fdda7.jpg


    I don't post to get a response, just to record my thoughts.

    Sent from my...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    May things can be done with a bit of maths but there are now quicker and more efficient ways that will inspire a 15yo.
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    Re: Inflatable Outriggers

    Thanks Wade, I do like you outriggers and would like one day to build a seagoing craft along the lines of yours. Mine is very much a stealth craft for exploring a local river, only 3.2 sq m of sail....
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    Re: Any light weight/folding canvas boat plans?

    Ken also has Coroplast boats which though not to everyone's taste would make an excellent emergency boat that must be the lowest possible cost boat I can think off. I fully appreciate the nature of...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    You are making a massive assumption that he wants to build traditional boat with a jig. If he wanted to use stitch and glue I guarantee he will get quicker and more accurate results with CAD. With...
  34. Thread: A Half-Sheet Boat

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    Re: A Half-Sheet Boat

    This website details 1 sheet boat that might give some ideas
    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/boat-styles-one-sheet.html

    There is also stuff on cotoplast boats which might work...
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    Re: Now this tickles my fancy !

    Hooked on wooden boat has a great interview with Marty (192)
    http://hookedonwoodenboats.com/

    In the second half he discusses Heather and how he is putting a Solar Electric drive with portable...
  36. Thread: Maltese Luzzu

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    Re: Maltese Luzzu

    http://www.selway-fisher.com/OtherDB.htm#CATALAN
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    Re: How many of your heroes have left?

    The first two came to my mind before I'd read the post, the second two are spot on, personally my next would be Uffa Fox and the two Jacks - Holt and Chippendale, Bernard Moitessier, Eric Tabarly and...
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    Poll: Re: Designing a new CONCRETE BOAT

    My dad tells a great story of a man that took an age building a ferro cement boat and took it to the dock to get it craned in to the water. I won't mention the port but the dockers where I little...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    Well said
    I don't think many people have read his opening post which was his first, last and only post - read what you want into that.

    Our society at large tends to over complicate things that...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    Glasspotatoes is 15, clearly he interested in design and if someone my age can get the hang of a CAD package I am certain the average 15 year old will find it a breeze. This forum should be...
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    Have made some good progress with the build The...

    Have made some good progress with the build
    The mast is able to rotate very freely - this is be bearing and support
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170831/773609bbf829c22bab6b5265b52a0165.jpg...
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    Inflatable Outriggers

    I had been working on something different to sail on a local river ( http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?226940-Triscarf&p=5329046#post5329046 ) when the good contributors here led by...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    I do want to be completely encouraging, what you propose is very very doable and well you may make a mistake or two along the way but you learn from those mistakes and it will be so much more...
  44. Thread: A Half-Sheet Boat

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    Amazon have these for sale at 30 inc p&p...

    Amazon have these for sale at 30 inc p&p
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  45. Thread: A Half-Sheet Boat

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    Love the idea of a half sheet boat Perhaps not...

    Love the idea of a half sheet boat

    Perhaps not what you had in mind but here goes

    Egg box construction foam core to a top and bottom skin of 2mm ply. The side of the core skinned with 200g...
  46. Thread: Triscarf

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    Serendipity intervened Amazon kindly emailed...

    Serendipity intervened

    Amazon kindly emailed me about these
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  47. Thread: Triscarf

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    Re: Triscarf

    just in for a coffee, yes have read this but good to be reminded of it and have some figures to sanity check my design against.

    Scavenge hunt going well, do seam to have everything I need except...
  48. Thread: Triscarf

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    Re: Triscarf

    bought off the net in 2005 but don't have any records of from where - my log book has almost everything else recorded but not the ratchets

    I am sure they are easy to get ..... but at a cost.
  49. Thread: Triscarf

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    Just to conclude and close the tread, this is...

    Just to conclude and close the tread, this is where my thoughts with the help of the contributors, have ended up.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170826/54e8779031ed62963aa0f35a3d6bd518.png
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  50. Thread: Triscarf

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    It has been a funny day mix of a few moments of...

    It has been a funny day mix of a few moments of CAD sandwiched between driving and thinking time.

    At one point I stretched the craft to 3m
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