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  1. #106
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Congrats mark, it's beautiful.

  2. #107
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    Very nice! Excellent workmanship, as always.
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  3. #108
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    A thing of beauty, well done.
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  4. #109
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    Thanks all. I’m happy with how it turned out

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    Was out rowing her yesterday in a 12-15 knot breeze opposing a 1.5 knot current. Handles the chop very well. It does have a very strong tendency to weathercock into the wind though. Rowing downwind was a challenge to stay headed downwind. Upwind a lot better. Thinking an additional skeg might be necessary.
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  5. #110
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post

    It does have a very strong tendency to weathercock into the wind though. Rowing downwind was a challenge to stay headed downwind. Upwind a lot better. Thinking an additional skeg might be necessary.
    I am very jealous, had hoped to build one but lacked the energy.

    Regarding weathercocking, would it be worth experimenting with adding some lateral area above deck at the bow to see what is needed to balance the boat.
    At this stage a piece of ply but as a permanent feature for example a jackstaff with a rigid "flag".

    Trying to cure an aerodynamic problem by adding hydrodynamic drag is second best.

    Adding a mini rudder might assist, it could give an idea if the additional skeg will work.

  6. #111
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    Beautiful, Mark. Congratulations!


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  7. #112
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Thanks all. Iím happy with how it turned out

    F045CB64-3A50-44E8-93F5-C4A612BAB11D.jpg

    Was out rowing her yesterday in a 12-15 knot breeze opposing a 1.5 knot current. Handles the chop very well. It does have a very strong tendency to weathercock into the wind though. Rowing downwind was a challenge to stay headed downwind. Upwind a lot better. Thinking an additional skeg might be necessary.
    Have you played around with trim? Weight forward will work well to windward, but you need (sometimes quite a bit of) weight aft to hold a course downwind. Might be the simplest fix to have some moveable ballast/water jugs. Otherwise, it'll tend to keep the bow into the wind as you describe.

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