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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    Lots of choice here already! But if you would like one more:...
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Regarding carrying boats on car roofs, this video courtesy of Amateur Yacht Research Society, may show you a way to do it. The whole video is a copy of a live Zoom meeting and I think a bit tedious...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Lee - I use SolidWorks CAD which I find excellent. Years ago I used 2D Autocad and I would say that any decent 3D system is a huge advance on that. I dont know about DELFShip, I am guessing that...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Lee - I have a bad habit of doodling with CAD, this is my latest doodle - proposed trimaran about 20foot LOA. Primary aim is a test bed to try out some ideas for hydrofoils but it also does also...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Todd - Re. tacking with a trimaran, our Farrier F32R trimaran tacks beautifully, you can do slow tacks or quick tacks just as you choose. If you actually wanted to miss stays and go into irons you...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    I agree with others here that 8 foot LOA is a bit on the small side for a sailing dinghy for regular use by two adults but if you do need to keep to that length I would say that the award wining...
  7. Zoom talk about building a 16 foot strip planked cruising dinghy

    Next Saturday evening, December 11th, at 19:30pm LONDON TIME, Steve Goodchild is giving a Zoom presentation about his building of a 'Stornaway' 16 foot cruising dinghy. This is one of the Amateur...
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    Re: CADD Question

    I think I can add something here since I suspect that I was one of the first, indeed possibly the first, person to use a computer to work out the shapes to cut the panels for a chined plywood hull. ...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    Well, we sleep on inflatable air beds in our dinghy, so would not matter - we would just float around inside!
    But not going to happen anyway since floor of our boat is slightly above waterline (by...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    Yes, a double bottom with the floor inside the boat above the waterline is a nice feature, although there are also nice boats that do not have that feature. If you want to keep the boat afloat on a...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    Quite soon after building the boat I did several 2 week summer holdays sailing both ways accross he channel between south coast ports, Normandy, the channel islands and on one occasion as far as the...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    At the link below I have something about the 15' sail and oar boat that I completed in 1978. It is the boat we have used for nearly all of our sailing over the past 40 years including a dozen...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Although one cannot really tell from a single photo, that rig looks as though it might be a bit fragile, so perhaps not 'offshore capable'. Although, since people (mostly French) have crossed oceans...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    I gave a presentation about the rowing boat covered in this thread to a meeting of the Amateur Yacht Research Society recently. For those who may be interested the Powerpoint file for this...
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    Re: What Fast Rowing Boat to Build?

    Agree with Ben's comment about a sliding seat enables you to keep rowing reasonably fast for longer. The rowing boat described in the thread linked below was built over the winter of 2016/17 and has...
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    Re: A Boat CAD Program Useful for Making Plans?

    The boats that I have built over the years have all been designed with CAD, even the first one that was launched in 1978. They have all been highly satisfactory boats, in my humble opinion!
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    Re: SOF estuary dinghy

    I do wonder about the specified weight of that Coble design. A Mirror dinghy is about the same dimensions, is built from 4mm gaboon plywood and without oars or rig weighs 45.5 kg. This boat is...
  18. Re: To coat or not to coat with epoxy!!! Help!

    I am not an expert on marine painting but it doesnt seem necessary to apply a coat of pure epoxy resin over smooth finished filler (presumably epoxy filler). I have used Pengaurd hi-build primer...
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    Re: Newbie wants to build a boat.

    Reading your background I expect that you will enjoy building a wooden boat!

    Earlier this year I completed a rowing boat myself - see here...
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    Re: Epoxy Question

    Building a 15 foot rowing boat in the UK this winter (see here: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?200900-Yet-another-rowing-boat-design) I mostly used slow hardener but found it useful to...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    Yes, the cutouts are just handles. They are comfortable handles for moving the boat around on shore and I think they look nice but they were a bit complicated to make, particularly finishing and...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    http://www.hostellerssailingclub.org.uk/images/miscellaneous/rolo_launched.jpg

    The rowing boat discussed in this thread is now completed and has made its maiden voyage which was an approximately...
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    Re: What Fast Rowing Boat to Build?

    I have started to make a rowing boat myself - see this thread:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?200900-Yet-another-rowing-boat-design

    At the moment we are too much involved in sailing...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    http://uk-hbbr-forum.967333.n3.nabble.com/file/n4029513/20160611_113417.jpg
    An update on progress on the rowing boat. The parts that I showed as a 'flat pack' in a previous post are now all dry...
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    Re: Trailer trouble

    I am not sure about most car insurance covering the boat and trailer. I know that my car insurance covers third party risks involving the trailer - so I am covered against being sued if the trailer...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    After unpacking the pre-cut pieces of plywood as water-jet cut by Luffman Engineering at Tiverton, I made little progress with Josephine's row boat until a few days ago - house DIY and other...
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    Re: power inverter question.

    A quick Google search tells me that you can buy 12v electric fan heaters with 300W or even 500W outputs that connect directly to a battery rather than through a lighter socket. It seems that they are...
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    Re: 2016 nz raid

    This sounds fun.

    I would love to see more events of this kind in the UK. I think two of the reasons this has not happened are as follows:

    Its almost impossible in most parts of the UK...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    Nice photo Rick, what kind of a boat is it, or did you just make it up as I have done? As you say, it is a larger and heavier boat than I am proposing, but it looks elegant and I expect it is...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    We are back at base now and this evening we did a quick check on the geometry of the proposed, and now partly built, rowboat. I do appreciate the concern about the distance, or rather lack of...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    Thanks for all your helpful comments - I should have sought your advice a bit earlier on! I will be away for a few days but when I get back I will definitely set up a mock up of the seating...
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    http://www.hostellerssailingclub.org.uk/images/miscellaneous/15-12-29_rowboat_from_astern_rower_and_passenger.jpg

    Above is an 'artist's impression' of the rowing boat described above.
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    Re: Yet another rowing boat design

    James, that is an interesting design, and not one that I was previously aware of. It is a longer and heavier boat than I am building so probably not so suitable for roof rack transport, indeed the...
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    Yet another rowing boat design

    A few months ago I started building a rowing boat of my own design. I now have all the plywood cut out by a fairly local company using a water jet cutting machine, I have only good things to say...
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    Re: What Small Boats for Offshore Passages

    Wow - 30 hours cycling without rest or sleep! You are amazing. As I said in a previous post, I used to make single handed passages across the middle part of the English Channel (straight line...
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    Re: What Small Boats for Offshore Passages

    Having scanned through some of the messages on this thread I do see a lot of comments along the lines of 'I would have such and such design of boat' or 'I would do such and such'. The 'I would's...
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    Re: What Small Boats for Offshore Passages

    Although the OP did not state an overall length, my impression is that he was thinking in terms of small open sail and oar (so non powered) boats in, say, the region of, say, 16' or below LOA. ...
  38. Re: Joining Plywood end tio end without scarfing?

    I agree with others here that making scarf joints is easier than most people who have not tried it imagine it is going to be. Over the years I have made scarf joints in plywood down to 4mm thickness...
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    Sailing to the Friesian Islands

    We had an enjoyable short cruise in the Netherlands. Although the trip was last year I have only just got round to writing something about it - see here:...
  40. Re: Dinghy Cruising - what'cha got? What do you like? Where do you do it? Show pict

    Dinghy cruising has been one of our main pastimes for several decades. Josephine and myself are members of a small sailing club in the UK which has done a lot of dinghy cruising over the years,...
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    I have no experience of Arctic/Antartic waters, landing on ice shelves etc. but we do sometimes land our boat on a beach with small waves breaking - note small! This is about our least favourite way...
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    Re: One machine every shop should have.

    Many posts here extolling the advantages of owning a metal turning lath, but to my mind if you need a metal turning lath you almost certainly also need a milling machine as well. A lath turns 'round'...
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    Re: Stitching reef points on a sail

    Yes, a good sailmaker will do this kind of thing much quicker than an amateur is likely to, although I would say that I have had some bad experiences with professional sailmakers - two different...
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    Semaine du Golf 2015

    Josephine and I have recently returned from this event - have some pictures and text here: http://www.hostellerssailingclub.org.uk/index.php/articles/sailing-festivals/130-2015-semaine-du-golfe
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    Re: Open Boat Storm Tactics

    The windiest weather I have sailed in was, from what I was told afterwards, Force 8, so a moderate gale, certainly nothing like a storm, hence not strictly relevant to the title of this thread. Also...
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    Re: Galley Box

    That is a nice looking and well made galley box for sure!

    For a bit of variety, below is a picture of our one. It is not so beautifully made as yours but it has served us well enough over...
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    Re: What is a "raid"

    I have always disliked the term 'raid' applied to cruising in company in small open sailing boats. Josephine and myself have been doing this kind of sailing for many years, some of our adventures...
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    I have just looked this design up on the internet and at first sight I don't think it is one I would want to build. Yes, I can see that it is easy to construct, indeed it could hardly be easier, and...
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    Re: Foaming the boat

    I have seen boats where water has soaked into foam bouyancy and made a horrible mess that is very hard to put right. On the other hand, when I built my own boat back in 1978 I filled most of the...
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    Re: Returning to Sail & Oar

    Ah-ha - that's us in our sail and oar boat in the lower picture on that book cover. I guess the boat in the top picture is prettier, but we are sooo much quicker. (tongue well in cheek!)
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