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Thread: Back on the job building my "Long Steps" sail and oar cruiser.

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    Default Back on the job building my "Long Steps" sail and oar cruiser.

    I've been busy, hadn't done much boatbuilding for a while but have managed to tick enough things off the list to let me get back out into the shed.
    Even though its dead of winter here its still a nice place to work, and I must say that I'd been missing it. Making good progress these last few days, a couple of hours here and there and you can see the results.

    Here's an update,


    http://jwboatdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/

    She's a big lump, looks pretty slippery.

    John Welsford
    An expert is but a beginner with experience.

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    Default Re: Back on the job building my "Long Steps" sail and oar cruiser.

    Looks great, John. Nice to see some more progress on a very intriguing boat.

    Tom
    You don't have to be prepared as long as you're willing to suffer the consequences.

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    Default Re: Back on the job building my "Long Steps" sail and oar cruiser.

    You're right in the thick of the best of boatbuilding. I'm jealous, but not that jealous.
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Default Re: Back on the job building my "Long Steps" sail and oar cruiser.

    Looking good. In your preview you said, "Other considerations are that the boat should be fast."

    I'm sure you know this but I enquired about the Walkabout that Chuck Leinweber sailed in the Everglades Challenge. In his reply he noted that it was a stretched version (12%) and that it was "the fastest monohull sailboat its size I have ever been on."

    I'm guessing Long Steps is going to meet your design requirement for speed if "the hull shape is a developement of the Walkabout".

    Pretty exciting design.

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