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Re: Modified Super Bee

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  • graeme19121984
    ... * ... * ... * ... * ... * ******* That s better than 5 stars already I see an added Vee bottom aft too. What else? :-) XLNT Graeme
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 3, 2007
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
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      > See this URL for isometric image....
      >
      > http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=989994296&size=o
      > All this discussion of Bee and Super Bee, reminds me of some
      > thinking I have done about a dingy design based on Super Bee. I
      > was dreamingthat for improved rowing capability, you could taper
      > aft end of the box shoe of the hull, and then add a 1/2" plywood
      > thin plate on the bottom of the after half of the box shoe. For
      > low speed rowing, you would have good trailing end hyrodynamics,
      > (with a bit of extra wetted surface area),

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      > but without the blunt end turbulence induced drag. But at planing
      > speed, the shoe would still have full surface area for lift.

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      > Also, Bee is nice and boxy. I considered, why not give the sides
      > and bottom a bit more sweeping curvyness, for no other good reason
      > than to have the boat look more 'boat like'.



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      > And, lastly, I thought, why not add one of those magical twisted
      > forefoot fillet fillers, common on so many recent Bolger designs to
      > give the stem a pretty forefoot. It looks like a tight twist, but
      > I hope it would be achievable with 1/8" veneer, with expanded foam
      > injected in the hollow volume.


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      > The hull shown in the isometric is 10 feet long, and I bet it would
      > plane with 10 horsepower, while also being a decent rowboat.


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      ******* That's better than 5 stars already


      I see an added Vee bottom aft too. What else? :-) XLNT


      Graeme
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