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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    Sailing Spike:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/11591122...32981772910178



    Spike with electric motor Torqeedo 1003:

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    Spike launched this summer:







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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    She really looks fantastic with the brightwork and the black hull. Nice videos too. Congratulations.

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    Thanks, Tom, it is Seattle where I catched my boat-building virus. Regards,
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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    Really good job

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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    My second Spike is nearing the finish-line. This time flotation chamber aft only and open version fwd. Rig: Lugsail this time






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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    How about progress report (photos)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    How about progress report (photos)?
    Dave, thanks for "wake-up-call". Launch of my second spike, christened "Gualala" took place in June this year 1012.
    Here some pictures.













    For any information/question regarding my boats, just let me know.
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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    Great looking boat. What's the story behind the name? There's a little town on the N. California coast called "Gualala". My family used to camp there when I was young.

    Ed

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    Thanks Ed. Gualala is also a small town in Honduras, Central America. My wife was born there. Gualala is a word coming from indian-american language and in the region of Gualala in Honduras Mayas and Lenca tribes where settling.

    When I was looking for the meaning of the word Gualala in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gualala,_California
    I learned: "Gualala" was the name given to the site of today's Gualala by the Pomo indigneous people. The name comes from ah kha wa la lee. The literal translation is "coming down water place", or less literally, "riverside," or "where the river meets the sea".

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    Thanks for the interesting background. The Pomo were indeed the native Americans in that region and that explains the local pronunciation as well (Wa-la-la). Have fun with your boat! I find it surprising that the indigenous people of the Honduras area had a similar word. I would have thought the languages would be quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pateplumaboat View Post
    Dave, thanks for "wake-up-call". Launch of my second spike, christened "Gualala" took place in June this year 1012.
    Here some pictures.

    For any information/question regarding my boats, just let me know.
    Regards from Austria,

    Christian
    Looks great! I see forward decking is removed. Did this save weight?

    Hoping to build a car-topper, but surprised Spike is so heavy compared to bigger boats:

    CLCL Jimmy 13'2" x 4'4" 96lbs
    Redmond Flapjack 13'10" x 4'6" 125-130lbs
    Goat Island Skiff, 15'6" x 5', 125lbs
    Amberjack Swampscott Dory, 15'8.5" 4'4", 135lbs
    Redmond Whisp 15'9" x 3'6" 70lbs
    Tom Hill Wizard River 15'9" x 4'4" 110lbs

    Thoughts? Thanks.

    -Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmaccabe View Post
    Looks great! I see forward decking is removed. Did this save weight?

    Hoping to build a car-topper, but surprised Spike is so heavy compared to bigger boats:

    CLCL Jimmy 13'2" x 4'4" 96lbs
    Redmond Flapjack 13'10" x 4'6" 125-130lbs
    Goat Island Skiff, 15'6" x 5', 125lbs
    Amberjack Swampscott Dory, 15'8.5" 4'4", 135lbs
    Redmond Whisp 15'9" x 3'6" 70lbs
    Tom Hill Wizard River 15'9" x 4'4" 110lbs

    Thoughts? Thanks.

    -Tony.
    Tony, sorry, coming back late on Your question related to saving weight by not building forward decking:

    Weight for Spike was not an issue for me. Boat weight empty, without sailing-rig, without rudder: About 80 kg = 176 lbs.

    As flotation is very important (after a capsize I realized that boat is not balanced once turned over in water) I used PU-Foam-panels to fill forward part of boat (just before mast-position). Advantage of foam vs air-chamber: If boat gets punctured one has still active flotation.
    For optical reason I covered those panels with 4 mm ply which I fitted within the frames. See picture:

    IMG_20190613_211226.jpg
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    Default Re: Building Iain Oughtred´s Skiff "Spike" (Pike)

    2019 I have built "shoe" for my Spike. This shoe is my own design. With this feature boat is convertible from sailing/rowing to motor-version for an 5 hp gasoline-outboard. See building report under:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...ail-motor-sail

    Regards,

    Christian
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