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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    I did not know they were not selling them yet! Thanks for letting me know.

    If you prefer plans, that's great. There's more in the kit than plywood, though. There are a bunch of foam parts...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    It's my understanding that is is already generally available.

    https://duckworks.com/plans-kits/kits-and-packages/scout/

    I can't imagine why you would want plans over the kit though. The...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

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    I've been enjoying the mellow winter days here in the bay area. Here are a couple of pics of the Scout ghosting along in just a breath of air. The pay off for the somewhat tippy...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    Those are so cute! I love the low aspect rigs and their general adorability!

    They look fun to sail too.

    Gary, what did you think of them when you crewed on one? They look a bit narrow in...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

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    I've been refining the design a bit. I wanted to try a leeboard. And to do that I figured it made sense to break up the sides of the main hull into two planks with a...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    You make a great point. I wonder if the wooden bench to windward would rather be a net. Less nice to sit on, but maybe better for reducing windage.
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    The cabin sole is 26" wide. The flare of the hull and length of the centerboard trunk are what are keeping it from being further out--unless I pierce the side of the hull, or cant the angle of the...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    It looks to me like there's a lot of space in the vaka in the compartments ahead and behind the cockpit. Each of those is more than 4' long, and about 24" at the waterline. Pushing stuff into big...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    I'm surprised you remember that! That was a long time ago.
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    I get going in those directions. The potential upside is one less hull to make than a trimaran, and fewer connectives (but a bigger hull and bigger connectives). And it avoids all the duplication...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

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    I agree that it is a shame to clutter up the cockpit sole. I can move the centerboard trunk over to the edge of the flat bottom--which moves it about 7 inches off center. That also makes...
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    Re: Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    More pics

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    Tacking Drua Camp Cruiser

    Iíve been drawing thin water camp cruisers. Something that can do multi day trips, with one other person, and sleep aboard. Iíve drawn sail and oar boats. Iíve drawn birdwatcher-cabin style boats...
  14. Re: Choosing a sail rig for a 24' catamaran Wa'Apa

    What about sticking them in the hulls?

    I love my 16' lug rigged Wa'apa. It is quick, safe and rugged. And it has sold me on lug rigs. With a stiff mast, and strong downhaul, they can really...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

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    In case anyone is wondering how the Scout turned out, it's been amazing. A proper little boat!
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Any progress? Why yes. In fact, today is the splash day. I'll let you know how she sails soon. In the mean time here are some late stage pics.

    I am super impressed with the work that went...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

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    All right, I'm 8 days in and the VERY cool foam inhale is glued in (but not capped or fiberglassed), and the foam/glass sandwich deck is installed. I definitely had some trouble...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Scout build is underway! I just completed the first 4 day sprint and we have a glued together hull. Next weekend we'll finish her up! This thing is light as a feather but plenty stiff. 79507
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Scout build is underway! I just completed the first 4 day sprint and we have a glued together hull. Next weekend we'll finish her up! This thing is light as a feather but plenty stiff. 79507
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    Duckworks Scout

    Have you folks seen the new kit from Duckworks, the Scout?

    https://duckworks.com/plans-kits/kits-and-packages/scout/

    it looks like a really nice little sail and oar boat, which is ultralight. ...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Hey Pez! What a cool project. I can't wait to see the build progress. I've been eyeing Seil for a while. Vivier's eye is really something.

    I'm also in the bay area. After building a 16'...
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    Re: Commercial Proa from Poland

    Hey there outriggers and proanauts,

    I just got back from an awesome weekend camping and sailing my Dierking Wa'apa on the Russian River. Here's a video of the mighty Malolo charging upstream on a...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    I have a CLC 60sqft lug rig on my 16' Wa'apa, and I love the rig. But it has not come without significant tweaking.

    I built the mast, boom and yard from clear doug fir per the CLC instructions. ...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    If its only about aspect ratio, why not make a high aspect ratio cambered junk? High aspect lugs, like Nigel Irens', look like they need a LOT of tension to work, but a cambered junk should not have...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    wow...pictures have to be really small here...seems wrong...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    I always wondered if you went to a conventional fully battened sail after the cambered junk rig because of problems with the junk rig. Did it go to weather well? If it did, it seems like a pretty...
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    Re: Composite mast reinforcement

    Thanks, Slug! I got the same advice on the soon to be defunct proa file forum.

    Because of the taper (4.25-1.25 on a side, square section), Jon recommended a biaxial sleeve, not the uni. FYI, you...
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    Composite mast reinforcement

    Hello! I have a 16' Gary Dierking Wa'apa with a CLC 60 sqft lug rig on it. I built all of the spars to CLC's specs out of clear doug fir. But, as it turns out, my outrigger canoe with hiking...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    This wouldn't work with a gaff, but a yard...

    Try the halyard set up described in the Goat Island Skiff rigging page. That holds the yard to the mast but releases when you ease it.
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    The rudder does work beautifully. The case (half case) that is slides in in .010" bigger than the foil, but shaped just like it. I ended up putting a thin spacer in though after I glassed the foil....
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    pics can be seen here….

    http://proafile.com/forums/viewthread/316/#3615
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    OK…it rejected my pictures…and they are VERY small (18K). Thoughts?
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    Here are some quick pictures from my Sunday outing last weekend. We took my Gary Dierking Wa'apa, Malolo, out in the Pillar Point harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA. This is not the first time the boat...
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    Re: Kite sails for small boats ?

    Here's an interesting take--pit the airborne foil against the waterborne foil.

    Bernard Smith would approve!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HwZCBWkIf2Y
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    These guys appear to have reefing the crab pretty well sorted

    http://outriggersailingcanoes.blogspot.com/2013/09/reef-that-crab.html

    but a 100sq ft rig would certainly come in handy...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    If you haven't seen, there are study plans for the Bieker/Brown proa on Paul's blog.

    Very exciting stuff, people.
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    Re: Fastest singlehander you can build at Home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXV3Wdu_Ms4

    This guy just shaved 2 minutes off of the record from the golden gate bridge to the bay bridge on SF bay. He beat everything from 18' skiffs to an MOD...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    There's nothing inherently hard about talking about proas. Its your bullying, prove-it, zero-sum attitude that ruins it for me, Rob.

    The thread is not alive and well, because you've created an...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    Yet another interesting and fruitful thread shut down by Rob's pedantic pissing contest mentality.

    Sad, really.

    Because it is possible to have civil conversations about proas. Fun even.
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    Is the Jester class proa getting built, Russell? Any updates on that project that you can share?

    Many thanks,
    Chris
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    Re: Cruising Plywood Trimaran Design max 24/26ft

    I've sailed Mike Leneman's L7 tri and it is a hoot. Lots of room for a 23' boat. Tons of buoyancy foreward. Round botoms thanks to fiberglass pans. Everything else is ply--and comes as a kit. It...
  42. Re: SCAMP- Life Afloat, Roasting Coffee and Cooking On Board

    Fascinating, Trevor!

    A wa'apa is lighter, skinnier, longer...how would you say it's poorly built? I see the tarp sail. Lee board issues?

    thanks for your insight!

    chris
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    Are you saying that Scamp is faster than your wa'apa? I'd love to hear more about that.
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