- Couple great videos of the AF4 for those interested. First a walkaround
of Joe's with some very interesting details shown. Like the Bimini
details and the storage ideas.
Then an overnighter near Sorel PQ on the St. Lawrence river east of
Montreal. Can't recall the fellow's name now.
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- The 18 foot version is pretty "small" for an 18 footer. The Breve is even smaller and can really only be considered a 2 person boat. Kind of depends upon what capacity you want, and usage scenarios.Best,JoeOn Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:09 AM, "tom sorensen tdsoren@... [Michalak]" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com> wrote:Paul,Provided it doesn’t add difficulty to handling the boat on land or sea, longer boats are usually better boats. More room and load capacity, and generally a bit faster on the same horsepower if the beam remains the same, and generally ride nicer.Tomtom sorensenOn Jan 4, 2016, at 5:23 PM, 'Paul Breeding' pbreedingco2@... [Michalak] <Michalak@yahoogroups.com> wrote:Forum members,I guess what I was asking is there any downside to building the AF4 (18’) vs. building the AF4 Breve (15.5’). As neither storage space or towing ability are a problem it appears to me that I would get a more serviceable boat with the 18’ AF4. The additional materials and time involved in building seems relatively minor while I think the longer of two would perhaps give a slightly better ride and of course more room on those rare occasions when there could be more than two in the boat.Yes, I have followed Rene Vidmer’s journeys both in North America and in Europe. These are quite inspirational for either armchair or on-the-water cruising wannbee’s . Jim gives the same horsepower recommendations for both craft. Actually I believe the Breve is a cut down version of the original AF4. I would like as many to chime in here as possible. I currently have the plans for the Breve, however on the musing that often takes place during the cold Winter months I’m thinking the 18’ AF4 may be the better craft.I wonder what Rene Vidmer’s take would be on this question?Paul BreedingBroomfield COSCAMP and a couple home built paddle boats
Depends how much interior space you need? You are probably aware of Rene Vidmer's journeys in an AF4 Breve? Duckworks - A Trip in Canada - Part One