Re: Trolling motor for Micro Take 3
- After reading your comments below one solution comes to mind
though I do not know of a Bolger plan that fits. For the ultimate in
seaworthiness, portability and versatility in your location you may
want to consider a kayak with outriggers and sailing rig. Kayaks
can be rendered comfortable with a good seat, and with the
option of sail rig and outriggers fill the need of paddle and sail
boat in an easily transported and rigged package. CLC is one
company that offers plans for plywood kayak outriggers that
could be adapted to most home built kayaks or canoes.
http://www.clcboats.com/ Sailing kayaks have crossed the
Atlantic and traversed the NW Passage among other feats.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Wesley Cox <inspirfe@d...>
> I agree. Every time I try to convince myself of the practicality of
> electric propulsion, I conclude that as much as I wish it were
> practical, it just isn't, at least not for me.
> I'm a big fan of the work on your web site. I'm considering
> similar to a Toto, but am torn between my usual tiny boatdesires,
> weight vs. sea worthiness. I've never used a kayak and amhesitant to
> go that route. There's no questioning their sea worthiness, butI do
> question the comfort level. I relocated 3 months ago and amnow 4
> blocks from Lake Michigan. There is public parking 20 yardsfrom the
> water, but the only boat ramp charges a daily fee or yearlymembership
> and is used by big stink pot fishing boats. When I have a sailboat, it
> will be the only one here. In any case, sail boat or no, I wouldlike a
> boat I can readily carry for, hopefully, daily use. The catch is theIt seems
> big lake gets rough and the best alternative is 30 miles away.
> a shame to have to drive to paddle when the water is so close.Would
> you care to comment on the stability of the open canoe typeToto? Thanks.
- I'm not sure the quoting is still accurate in this thread. In any
case, I'm sure the Dynel is good if the issue is just abrasion.
However, I think at the partners, and perhaps elsewhere, localized
crushing is part of the picture. In that case I'm guessing fiberglass
would remain superior. Not that you couldn't have a bit of dynel over it.
--- In email@example.com, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
> One layer of dynel is 6 times as abrasion resistance as 1 layer of 6oz
> glass per some tests in Boatbuilder several years ago.
> pvanderwaart wrote:
> >> What about armoring the mast with fiberglass and epoxy at the
> > partners and other wear
> >> points? Or wrapping it with some other thing to prevent wear?