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Re: [bolger] Re: Sneakeasy Inspired?

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  • Michael Walther
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 18, 2010
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      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?
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > 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 bolger@yahoogroups.com,
      > "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
      > test?   
      > > Eric
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.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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