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    Beautiful!

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    Rabs, credit for my link on the YBF about the c/board goes to Edward Pearson.. I am Downwest there.

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    Ah, thank you. That was helpful. The centreboard did have me puzzled until you and the others there pointed me in the right direction.

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    Very nice! I bet the "frightening" child will enjoy it; well deserved after all the sanding.

    If you haven't had her out yet, I hope your wife won't find her too tippy when getting in; the final stability will be higher than the canoe.

    The SOF gunning dory would have been large enough but with less initial stability, I'm guessing less than the canoe; might need to be leaned over beyond you wife's comfort point before the final stability kicks in.

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    Excellent. I think the schoolboy-ish outfit somehow added to his pathos. Really beautiful boat and lovely colour.
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    It's an Iain Oughtred Tammie Norrie and the frightening child is my son, who was grumpy that day. He was a lot more helpful earlier in the build:
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    A boat to car top that can carry two adults & a couple of kids is a tall order, Of all the boats suggested i think the Cosine wherry is one of the best, At 14ft it is a bit small but they can be built really light.
    If you stretched one to 16 ft it makes a far better boat.
    I have a Grp version that is 16ft, fast to row & has a small balanced lugsail for downwind work. She will not go to windward but thats what the oars are for! On a reach or downwind she goes like a train!

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    Great job Rabs! Good too having an able & willing helper!

    I think you've made the right decision to go with a trailer. Humping that beauty up onto then off a 'rack is gonna get reet tiresome reet quickish.

    To say nothing about how long it'll take the hernia to get fixed.

    I've loved Iain's designs since the day I fell upon summat early ones back thirty years ago. I might yet get onto building one....
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    Has anyone figured out definitively how much drag a centerboard slot adds? Would it be worth adding a flexible flap to close it when rowing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MushCreek View Post
    Has anyone figured out definitively how much drag a centerboard slot adds? Would it be worth adding a flexible flap to close it when rowing?
    Not uncommon to fit rubber strips that cover half the slot, meeting in the middle.
    Friend did that with his O/B well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith66 View Post
    At 14ft it is a bit small but they can be built really light.
    If you stretched one to 16 ft it makes a far better boat.!
    My takeaway from this and another current thread is we need a stickie telling everyone to think 2+' longer!

    I still have my 15-footer, but it has not been used since the arrival of my 17-footer.
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    Super!

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    You can give me your sadly unused 15 footer! though that would be 3' longer than my 12 footer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Autonomous View Post
    My takeaway from this and another current thread is we need a stickie telling everyone to think 2+' longer!

    I still have my 15-footer, but it has not been used since the arrival of my 17-footer.

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    Nice boat, Rabs!!

    Well done!


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    We launched Kingfisher on New Year's day. We didn't go far because it was very chilly but I was very pleased to confirm that it floats and doesn't seem to have any leaks!.
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    No wine glass arse but the Morbic 12 is the way I went.
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    Both beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabs View Post
    We launched Kingfisher on New Year's day. We didn't go far because it was very chilly but I was very pleased to confirm that it floats and doesn't seem to have any leaks!.
    And it floated right side up! Always a bonus.

    Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabs View Post
    We launched Kingfisher on New Year's day. We didn't go far because it was very chilly but I was very pleased to confirm that it floats and doesn't seem to have any leaks!.
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    Lovely. The child doesn't look as frightening too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priscilla View Post
    No wine glass arse but the Morbic 12 is the way I went.
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    I alway like how stout looking some of Vivier's designs are

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