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    Default Fuselage adaptation

    I have an old set of paper patterns for an Adirondack guideboat in cedar strip/glass sheathed construction. I would like to finally get around to using these plans. But, I have lately been pondering using these station mold patterns as the basis to develop a fuselage type frame for a nylon skin on frame version. Do you think this could work, given the shape of a guideboat. I am thinking along the lines of a Dave Gentry or Kudzu Craft type of skin on frame construction. Any thoughts would
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    Default Re: Fuselage adaptation

    I donít see any reason why your idea canít be executed. A number of designs have been converted to skin-on-frame. I always thought the McInnis Bateau was a great design to adapt to SOF and the Adirondack Guideboat would also be a great choice.

    Iím almost certain Iíve seen an example online. Speaking of which: https://www.capefalconkayaks.com/adi...uide-boat.html

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    Default Re: Fuselage adaptation

    Some Adirondack designs have concave areas which a skin on frame construction would not achieve.

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    Default Re: Fuselage adaptation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiley Baggins View Post
    I don’t see any reason why your idea can’t be executed. A number of designs have been converted to skin-on-frame. I always thought the McInnis Bateau was a great design to adapt to SOF and the Adirondack Guideboat would also be a great choice.

    I’m almost certain I’ve seen an example online. Speaking of which: https://www.capefalconkayaks.com/adi...uide-boat.html
    That's a lovely SOF guideboat, but it's not fuselage frame style as the OP is thinking. Lots of ribs with that one.

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    Default Fuselage adaptation

    Yes, Cape Falcon guideboats are spectacular, but like you mentioned, I want to take a little bit simpler approach on the frames. I imagine that the shape would need a bit of adjustment to coax the skin to better follow those tight reverse curves. I may reduce the curve of the stems just a bit as well. It can get crazy windy here.

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    Default Re: Fuselage adaptation

    Why not ask Dave Gentry about your idea?

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    Getting advice and thoughts from David would definitely be a wise option.


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    Default Re: Fuselage adaptation

    Dave has always been generous with his replies to me.

    Don't think too much, just do it.

    Although reverse curvature is really not doable.

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    Yeah, those reverse curves near the bottom board would have to be faired out I think.


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