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67059Re: [bolger] Re: Micro Bow Modification

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  • Scot Mc Pherson
    Oct 14, 2011
      HA, that gave me an amazing idea (just for fun). How about sheathing a hull with CD's ala diagonal lapstrake to give the hull a fish scaled appearance. Cosmetic only of course because it would probably increase friction and weight, but it would look pretty cool above the waterline.

      Scot McPherson, CISSP, MCSA
      McPherson Family Farms
      Le Claire, IA, USA

      On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Rex White <rnwhitejr@...> wrote:
      How about a Jackson Brown CD ?

      --- On Fri, 10/14/11, masonsmith@... <masonsmith@...> wrote:

      From: masonsmith@... <masonsmith@...>
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Micro Bow Modification
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 14, 2011, 9:09 AM


      To Myles’s note about putting an “inflated section” under the Micro bow—my only thought about quieting the sound at anchor has been to give her a shallow vee section for the first two or three feet of her length, perhaps by fitting twisting plywood panels between the chines and the lower edges of the keel, tapering to the flat bottom under water. Or by gluing on rigid foam, shaping it and glassing it? This would not compromise the design much and could be compared to the bow pad PB&F designed for the same purpose on the Birdwatchers and certainly to other designs in which rockered flat bottoms are given “false” vee entries. But would it work all that well, and why not just decide to love the sound of water (amplified through thin, tensioned plywood)?

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