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    The Flywood Three Sheet Rowboat makes this design family complete.

    Flywood One Sheet Canoe,
    Flywood Two Sheet Rowboat
    and finally the Flywood Three Sheet Rowboat








    Length: 592cm (19 5)
    Beam: 124.5cm (49)
    Waterline Length: 582cm (19 1)
    Waterline Beam: 99.5cm (39)
    Design Displacement: 405kg (900 lbs)
    Draft: 15cm (6)
    Wetted Area: 4.26m^2
    Surface Area: 8.5m^2
    Approx. Bare Boat Weight: 50kg
    Prismatic Coeff. : 0.56
    Block Coeff.: 0.46
    Bow/Stern Hight: 63cm (24 )
    Midship Depth: 40 cm (15 )




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    Great models, boats and website. Thanks for sharing!

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    I guess my time of wondering what you could do with three sheets is over. That three sheeter would fit nicely on my truck's bed racks but got to finish my SCAMP first. Nice work, flo-mo!

    Question: would one row or paddle the three sheet boat?

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    20' x 4'...........that's a REAL boat ! Out of 3 sheets, thats the 8th wonder of the world. Just needs a tiny V transom on the stern above the waterline for a 2 hp Honda.

    Great work .

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    50kg????? Thats a mega car-topper option! I like it.

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    Nice work.

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    Kinda like Faberge eggs, just a lot more practical and better looking.

    Steve

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    You continue to amaze flo-mo. More than just how much you get from so little- is the elegance you achieve. One would think a design so driven by utility would look utilitarian, but I think they are lovely. Perhaps it is form following function, but I think it also the mark of an artist. As ever, thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flo-mo View Post



    I really like what you did with the end pieces. Cutting into the piece creating a chine while maintaining a really fine entry and exit. Slick.


    It seems though, to me, that this might be a weak spot that would be prone to additional, unwanted cracking. Is the boat to be glassed? Or any other treatment?


    Its really a sweet looking boat.
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    Just noticed, the top plank overlaps the middle plank by a small amount which will increase stiffness.

    Wonderful work flo-mo.

    Would she work with Robbins 5mm 5 ply and light glass inside and out?

    Brian

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    Perfect. One for papa, mama AND baby bear.


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    I am not going to build this design - it's too big for my purposes.
    So all I can show you is a 3D model of the rowboat.





    For the build Id recommend 6mm 5ply marine grade okoume plywood which should not have any problem with the occurring stress.

    Id use glass only for the seams and for the glass reinforced butt joints.

    The is hull made of three sheets of 6mm plywood but an additional 4mm sheet is needed for reinforcing the bottom (adds up to 10mm). It is the grey area shown in the rendering.

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    Very good looking indeed. Are the frames laminated ash / cedar or from the 4mm ply sheet? Seats?

    Brian

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    Did you do this in freeship FloMo?

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    Frames made of 15mm ply, seats solid wood (2x22x90cm), seat cleats 2/4cm

    The program I use for hydrostatic calculation and rendering is ProSurf3 (New Wave Systems).

    I just played in Rhino with the imported 3D model I created with ProSurf3.
    Here are the results:












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    Am I mistaking in thinking that the two-sheet flywood could be adapted to a sailor without too much hassle?
    If at first you fail, you need to expand your sample size.

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    In another thread John Hartmann kindly suggested this lovely rig of his beautiful modified Peterborough Burleigh rowboat for my Big Guide design. The Flywood 2 (two sheeter) would be the better option for a sailor than Big Guide because it is less tippy.


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    Hmm, in 2014 I could probably squeeze out one for each of my sailing friends (many of whom don't really do that anymore), that'll be a birthday gift they don't already have.
    If at first you fail, you need to expand your sample size.

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    A new member of the Folded - plywood family: the Flywood Fast Rowboat (single or double)



    Using two marine grade 4mm okoume plywood sheets (250 x 122 cm) and going for an extra long waterline the panel layout would be like this:





    Length: 491cm (16’ 1”)
    Beam: 122cm (48”)
    Design Displacement: 135/225kg (300/500 lbs)
    Waterline Length: 480/485cm (15’ 9”/15’ 11”)
    Waterline Beam: 73/80cm (28 “/31 ”)
    Draft: 9.6/13.5cm (3 “/5 1/3”)
    Wetted Area: 2.49/2.96m^2
    Surface Area: 5.97m^2
    Approx. Bare Boat Weight: 30kg (67lbs)
    Prismatic Coeff. : 0.56/0.59
    Block Coeff.: 0.40/0.43
    Bow/Stern Height: 52cm (20 ”)
    Midship Depth: 35.5cm (14”)






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    I think this is your best design yet. Good spread on the oarlocks. Let us know if it rows as good as it looks.

    Woody
    Last edited by Woody Jones; 04-24-2013 at 02:56 PM.

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    Evolution of the Flywood designs





    Several small scale paper models lead to the final design built in plywood (1:10 scale).

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    While I am at it - the shoal of 1:10 scale models of my various designs:










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    Are your plans for sale?
    They look great.
    I particulairly like the double enders.
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    I was about to ask the same question, but I don't think you can answer directly here owing to house rules. I'm sure there's a way, maybe I'll send you a PM?
    I fancy the Flywood Fast Rowboat double.

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    I'll send Flo-Mo a PM.
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    Wow! Your work continues to amaze and delight.
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    Be nice to see a Three Sheet with a Fantail?

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    OK...I haveta do it....sails to make one "Three Sheets to the Wind"?

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    Well it was my first post and it is aimed at flo-mo, looks to my untrained eye as though it could make a nice fantail launch?

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    Upon request I added panel offsets for the two sheet Flywood Rowboat (Flywood 2) to my website.


    For a PDF of the offsets click at the drawing below.


    Last edited by flo-mo; 02-13-2017 at 03:32 PM.

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    Very slick. Nice.

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    This is remarkable stuff. Every update amazes me.
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    Two videos of the 3D model of the Flywood three sheet rowboat.

    Playing around with modified 3D people obtained by http://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/sh...y.php/cat/3054 (thank you bhnautika).

    With the rowers on board it is easier to get an idea of the size of the boat.


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