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Re: Woobo Revisited

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  • tlclarke1414
    What if we used contact cement on the 3mil play and the foam... put down a bunch of thin battens... lay foam on top and pull out the battens... trim the foam
    Message 1 of 25 , Aug 21 4:46 PM
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      What if we used contact cement on the 3mil play and the foam... put down a bunch of thin battens... lay foam on top and pull out the battens... trim the foam as needed...

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "jhargrovewright2@..." <jhargrovewright2@...> wrote:
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      > Nels, Woobo and Ladybug are fast and able boats and relatively easy to build. Marvelous both. I never got to sail or even see Chucks (Duckworks) Ladybug. They both are excellent candidates for the thin ply/foam construction method.
      > Your comment about 3mm hull being loosey goosey is not any more so than thicker ply after it is joined together. 1/2" foam is easily bent in any kind of radius's that ply can bend. No problem. When you get really tight the inside side will start wrinkling before it pops. 3/4 is significantly stiffer but still as bendable as plywood. Again the most difficult quality control is getting 100% of the panel glued. It is not easy!!! It is difficult. JIB
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      > From: "prairiedog2332" <nelsarv@...>
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      > JIB,
      > I consider this an invaluable piece of information - thanks for it as
      > your experience saves me having to discover it meself:-) The more I
      > think about it the more attracted I am to going to a lightweight option
      > even though epoxy is pretty pricey were I am located. Getting the hull
      > "right" is the thing to do and then consider other options for saving
      > weight.
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      > Using your method of constructing the hull first with 3mm plywood and
      > THEN installing the foam after must make a pretty loosey goosey hull at
      > first. But the hull of Woobo is sort of like a monoque shape as all
      > major panels are curved except for the bulkheads and decking. Still
      > thinking of installing all the foam first just using weights instead of
      > vacuum- bagging and wonder if the foam will bend enough in the gradual,
      > rather long narrow curves on that hull.
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      > Must add I am also attracted to Mixer now as well. I think a slower
      > design under sail but adding the Woobo draining motor well for a small
      > OB and just might end up using the motor more often is all. Certainly it
      > would load into the back of the pick-up more easily. Be even lighter
      > portaging with wheels stored on deck, easier to row, and a smaller
      > lighter sail rig. Only thing one would really have to go minimal
      > backpacking mode especially with two. Solo would be great!
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      > What gets me is that waterline length on Woobo. About 14 ft. on a 15 ft.
      > hull and a narrow cross-section at that waterline if kept light. Can`t
      > stop drooling when looking at that!
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      > http://www.duckworksbbs.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=JM-Woobo
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