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Seas of Peas Theory

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I recently started making half hull models (too old an stove up to build boats) and it is often instructive to note that the 3-D version looks a little
John Trussell
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10:57 AM

Chine Runners

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Folks,   In the UK there were boats called Westerly centaurs that had  two low aspect fin like members on the bottoms of their hulls. They seemed to be quite
alan enlow
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10:50 AM

Fastest cabin or birdwatcher design?

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... Here you go. Garvies were (are) quite good sailers on all points. I studied all the Hapscut material John made available here in discussion, at Duckworks,
graeme19121984
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4:44 AM

Small Boats Issue

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If you put the cord for your saw over your shoulder, it will keep it out of the saw (or router, or planer). I've never sawed a cord, but I can tell you that if
John Trussell
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Feb 6

Scram Pram vs Jewel box revisted

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Hello Rick. I am supposed to meet Andre on Monday, mod day or so at the Norther Eastern Everglades park headquarters. I expect between actually finishing my
joe_mapango
80
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Feb 6

Adding a Mizzen

(8)
Nice! Jim M says don't make any attempt at shifting the balance of the boats sails or Lee Board. Otherwise you could induce Lee helm. Worst case is that the
jolly_roger_4570
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Feb 1

Mahogany leeboard for a Mixer2

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Hi John, Your point about being too precious for a leeboard is well taken and has been on my mind since I remembered it up in the rafters and dug it out. The
kenpreston46
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Jan 23

Frolic 2 Trimaran Thoughts

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One thing to note here is how all sailboats have an immersed double pointy ended shape. Flat bottomed transom sterned boats acquire an underwater pointy aft
graeme19121984
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Jan 20

New file uploaded to Michalak

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Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the Michalak group. File : /Ryerson's
Michalak@yahoogroups.com
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Jan 20

Viola 26

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Just one more thing. If you are seriously considering a build of one of them I would definitely recommend buying both sets of plans. At $27.50 a piece it's a
chrisbfeller
9
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Jan 15

AF4

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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
Joseph Stromski
54
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Jan 10

Scram Pram

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i have had good luck using Dave Lucas hollow mast method. it's pretty easy to do and i have yet to bust any even in pretty hard use.
Gene Berry
72
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Jan 4

Comparing scram pram and jewel box designs

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I guess If i were going to extend Scram, I would add the extra length as a straight section placed at the apex or the existing curvature. I would then add a
tom sorensen
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Dec 23, 2015

Cedar Tongue & Groove vs Ply (marine & otherwise)

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I used GOOD ACX plywood, PL premium, and only glassed the bottom and chines on my Robbsboat. Semigloss latex paint. SheÆs coming out looking just fine. I
tom sorensen
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Dec 15, 2015

One big butt splice or do each strake separately?

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32 feet long.... I can only dream! I built a 16 ft Scram Pram (see Michalak) in a 18'6" x 10 ft space. Boat was on frame with casters. The casters were
Dennis Mcfadden
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Dec 12, 2015
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