Re: [bolger] Re: Trolling motor for Micro Take 3
- All good points. Thanks, Peter.
>>you care to comment on the stability of the open canoe type
>Pardon me for joining the discussion in the middle.
>In boats small enough to carry, seaworthiness is based in the
>operator, not in the vessel. Even a sea kayak which is effectively
>immune from taking on water is dependent on the crew to keep the boat
>upright, or to recover from a roll. Training and judgement about when
>to stay ashore are more important the the differences from one boat
>Stability depends very much on the crew. If he is sitting on the
>bottom of the boat, it is much more stable than if he is sitting up a
>few inches on some kind of seat. That said, I wonder if stability is
>the most important factor. In any kind sea, the boat can be endangered
>as much by spray and splash as by the threat of outright roll.
>Windsurfers go out in awful conditions, capize all the time, and most
>get back undrowned. You should emulate the factors that make it
>possible, which include 1) floatation for the boat so it can't swamp,
>2) a boat that can be re-entered after a capsize, 3) flotation for
>the crew (which saves a lot of energy even if the crew can swim), 4)
>attachment of the crew to the boat so they won't get separated, 5) wet
>or dry suit as appropriate to prevent hypothermia, 6) ability to
>control the rig so it doesn't prevent successful righting after a
>capsize. There may be other factors I have not mentioned.
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- 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?