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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Changed Oarlocks this spring:


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    Built last week: Removable footrest (stretcher) used in rowing-mode:

    Wooden larch-panel connected with stainless threaded bolt to bottom-frame using some scrap-wood. Threaded bolt with wingnut allows for longitudinal movement to adopt to rowers legs. Note: Servo-cleat not part of this invention but occasionally used to fix mainsheet during sailing-mode.

    stretcher1.jpg

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    stretcher3.jpg

    Footrest built not be too wide, in order to allow passenger to seat comfortable:

    stretcher4.jpg
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    My skiff is nice to row, (Oars 205 cm long, oars fit well below benches while sailing/motoring) but for longer duration and in the channels of Venice one would like to have the option of "stand-up-rowing", similar as Dynamite Payson explains for Bolger´s "Sweet Pea" in his book "Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson" pages 73 ff (McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 978-0-07-147264-7).

    I prepared extended oarlocks for the stand-up-option:

    Standup1.jpg

    Standup2.jpg

    Tried to use my 205 cm oars with this extended oarlocks and this looks as shown in following picture:

    Standup3.jpg

    I realized that oars do not fit well, and picture shows that my arms are too low.
    I extended the oars using removable plastic tubes (drain-tubes outside Diam 40 mm, 1.5 mm thikness of PP plastic, cut to length required). With this option I am able to change oar-length fast and easy (securing plastic-tubes with a removable pin).
    Total length of oars now 228 cm which is now same as Dynamite Payson shows in his drawings. I did a dry-test and this length seems to work well now:

    Standup4.jpg

    Standup5.jpg

    Will have to shorten plastic-pipes by 15 cm, picture above shows pipe still uncut.
    Will test this new solution next time I am on the water.
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    I have tested the longer oars with plastic-pipe-extension on a lake now. Here the result:

    https://youtube.com/shorts/purRioSAJWY?feature=share

    It works fine, but one has to get used to this way of stand-up-rowing and I will need more practice. The trick is probably that I have to move body more (forward-back-forward...) and move/push arms less.

    Here two details of elongated oars:

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    IMG_3999.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pateplumaboat View Post
    Built last week: Removable footrest (stretcher) used in rowing-mode:

    Wooden larch-panel connected with stainless threaded bolt to bottom-frame using some scrap-wood. Threaded bolt with wingnut allows for longitudinal movement to adopt to rowers legs. Note: Servo-cleat not part of this invention but occasionally used to fix mainsheet during sailing-mode.

    stretcher1.jpg





    Footrest built not be too wide, in order to allow passenger to seat comfortable:
    I have changed footrest to a more simple system. Seems on a small boat simpler solutions are almost always better.

    IMG_4118.jpg

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    A wedged wooden peace hold back using a line which is fixed (an can be adjusted) by the clam-cleat I do have on the boat for making fast the mainsheet.
    Advantage of this system: If I change to stand-up rowing, footrest can be moved out of my standing-area easy and fast.
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