Re: [bolger] Re: Sneakeasy Inspired?
- Hi group, Now a catamaran makes sense and Eric's model tests idea's great. Hope you can find that time you're looking for. Mike
--- On Thu, 11/18/10, sirdarnell <sirdarnell@...> wrote:
> From: sirdarnell <sirdarnell@...>
> Subject: [bolger] Re: Sneakeasy Inspired?
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> Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 3:05 PM
> Actually, the round bottom should
> plane, but would require more horse power. However, it
> should also be more comfortable in rough water.
> Although I said pontoon I was really thinking
> catamaran. If built strongly enough for it's length it
> could probably handle the lower Chesapeake. At least
> better that the flat bottomed Sneakeasy. Now a model
> is a good idea. I need to go to a hobby shop and see
> what they have in plywood. A couple of feet long
> should give an idea of the potential. Now, just need
> some time. :-)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> "Eric" <eric14850@...> wrote:
> > Have you ever watched a pontoon boat go? Not
> efficient. Not the sort of thing to emulate. The
> origins of pontoon boats were no doubt some leftover
> something or other, add a sort of pointy end and call that
> forward. Join two for stability and go cheap.
> Might even have been surplus pontoon bridge pontoons.
> > First try a quick and dirty experiment. Two
> model pontoon boats. one with sneakeasy upside down
> and the other right side up. Weight them equally fashion a
> yoke with one fastened to one end and the other to the other
> end. Then see which has more drag. Pull fast
> enough to get up on plane. Oh, the round bottom one
> probably won't. Does that mean it is not a fair
> > Eric
> > --- In email@example.com,
> "sirdarnell" <sirdarnell@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Am I crazy? I keep looking at Sneakeasy's
> turtle-backed and think "Wow, that's make a nice pontoon
> hull." My idea is to take the top of the Sneakeasy
> from the bow to station 6, adding stations 6's as needed,
> upgrading the scantlings and making the top the
> bottom. Really, look at Boats with and Open Mind or
> Instant Boats with Dynamite Pearson and see if the bow's top
> doesn't look like it would make a great pontoon bottom.
> > >
> > > And, yes the crazy questions was rhetorical as I
> know I'm insane,
> > > David
> > >
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