51973Re: water ballast vs lead, iron, etc
- Dec 5, 2006That's why I am not interested in writing the paper myself.
Re: "idea for overbuilt boat". I know I am mixing threads, but both
are linked by my attempt to collaborate via internet with a group of
kids, somewhere in the world. I think the LNS on that project is a
12-ft "overbuilt" dinghy out of 0.25in by 1.5in lathe sticks (the
cheaper the better). Instead of a double-transverse layer, consider
a cross-stitched "weave" of long transverse sticks with longitudinal
sticks only a few boardwidths accross (short to permit clamping).
That should solve the buckling problem.
They say the hull is only a third the cost of a boat. I bet if we
cut the cost of the hull by a third, people will find ways to cut the
other 2/3s by 1/3. Both projects are long-range and admittedly long-
shots, justified by the idea that this is educational, and not too
dangerous if the work is done by WELL SUPERVISED middle or high
school kids. This is more fun and a lot more usefull than most of
the stuff I wrote for AJP.
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