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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    isn't it wonderful when stuff turns out RIGHT ?

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    Thank you for taking the time to document your lovely build with all those nice and informative videos and photos and also for giving some insight into the characteristics of the canoe.

    I am glad to hear that both of you like the little canoe.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
    Stefan

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    I had it on the water again this morning and took a small single-blade paddle along for a test.
    It is just an emergency backup paddle for my sailing dinghy with a blade area hardly the size of a dinner plate and a rather short shaft, but I could keep moving at 3kts. I have never tried proper canoe strokes before and it was pretty straight forward to track straight.

    Draw and pry strokes and sideways sculling worked ok but it felt unusually tippy doing them.

    I also tried kneeling, jamming my knees into the corner chines. My large feet do not fit under the thwart and so prevented me from shuffling aft in order to use it as a support for my backside. My raised centre of gravity naturally reduced stability, though less so than I was expecting and I was able to execute most of the previous strokes without difficulty.

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    I have been doodling a bit in CAD. From my model of the Flywood I was able to calculate the necessary metacentric height to compare and estimate stability of future concepts.

    The semi-sit-on-top is intended as a fishing platform for my local estuary. It has the same length and beam as the Flywood but the transom and reduced deadrise adds a lot of stability, enough to raise the seat level by 3" and still have reserve stability should the cockpit swamp. The raised seat and reduced overall height should make it easier to to hop on and off while wading the flats.
    To try something different I used the same chine design as the 125 dinghy. It gives a nice fine entry but I have yet to see if the ply can handle the panel curvature.

    12Fish vs Flywood.jpg

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    Nice. Can you post a few more views

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    I look at that , imagine it at 60 ft and think a modern Ragtime/ Infidel. I just love flomo's work and what a great job you're doing too.

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    Now you have gone and given me ideas.
    The Ragtime hull scales down to the same proportions. To give a bit more stability I have scaled the height down a tad more.

    Ragtime kayak1.jpg

    Ragtime kayak2.jpg

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    Hi,

    Ragtime looks great! Ideal to fit rod holders on the "cabin top". Blingbling glamour fishing!

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    Default Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    whiskey fox, hi, and since you seem open to ideas, I will chuck the following in....... ability to go out the mouth of the Swartkops and go fishing in the bay could be a possibility with some mods to the semi SOT version shown.
    Adding some length, a rudder and an ama would really do the trick, if you were to lift the seating to near deck level and then close the foot area to create a raised cockpit floor with a scupper in the side.
    Paddling with a single blade or canoe paddle, then makes the most of the higher seating arrangement.

    Had I known about this sort of thing when I had a plywood kayak in that part of the world back in the 1970's, it sure would have helped me make the most of the coastal environment thereabouts.
    I used to keep that kayak at my parent's place on the Bushmans river back then, and only got around to building outrigger canoes in the 1990's.
    Launching through the surf at Hobie beach was the usual procedure at that time, although unfortunately those canoes were composite craft.

    Your take-off of Flomo's folded ply hulls is really neat, as was your one sheet SUP idea.

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