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  • Hello Mason, Thank you for your enthusiastic vote for constant camber. I'm sure once i tried it i'd realize how fun and easy it can be. We don't have the money, though, nor interest now in those larger designs. For the SeaClipper 20 I was wondering if you could build the amas/floats to speed up the process while i worked on the main hull. Along with that the plans called for 1/4...
    Stefan Topolski Sep 13, 2013
  • One of the logics our movement has pushed is toward wider beam and squarer cross sections to get shallower draft for greater speed, comfort, and ultimately less-sinkable safety. Take Phil's sharpies and extend the beam even further to 10 or fifteen feet and what do you have? The beam and draft of a multihull. Cut out the hull in between the hull sides to reduce wetted surface and...
    Stefan Topolski May 15, 2012
  • wears off, needs frequent build up, beautiful and easy to use but not to be left alone outside for a year or two. paint's probably lower maintenance, a nice brown color wouldn't hurt. All the Best, Stefan "One gathers peace as a feather in the palm of one's hand." -anonymous Stefan Topolski MD Assist. Professor, U. of Massachusetts Medical School Clinical Instructor, U. of New...
    Stefan Topolski May 15, 2012
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  • Thank you for outlining the reasons much more clearly. Speed, ease, space, cost ... yes, yes, yes, yes. For these flatter and wider serve well. However, the earlier post and Bolger's logic also emphasized flatter, shallower, wider, higher and chined harder for sailing, seakeeping, 'unsinkablility' and ultimate safety sailing happily. In these regards multihulls are the logical...
    Stefan Topolski May 1, 2012
  • I don't understand why we don't make the logical leap from these criteria - go above and beyond the conclusion of a narrow hull - wider square boat - trailered - own lifeboat- fun daysailer - unsinkable... and you end up with a multihull. The first and farthest ocean going vessels - shoal draft - safer - faster - much more stable - own-life-boats... setting aside hull construction...
    Stefan Topolski Apr 28, 2012
  • One of your first Chebaccos - built in Gloucester early '80's - is in my hands now. The mast, though, is awful heavy and the balance too top heavy - certainly not a birdsmouth build and definitely a bear to raise every single outing. Stainless tabernacle works wonders - slid onto the lower mast hand-in-glove with a square metal cross section and pivoting on a half-inch bolt 2 feet...
    Stefan Topolski Mar 6, 2012
  • a complete mess - BLECHH. All the Best, Stefan El sep 21, 2011, a las 11:15 am, Peter escribió: > > - So, the dumpster seems the way to go. > There a couple of Olympic sailors who burned their boat after the races. IIRC, it was an Etchells that had been dropped and the internal stiffness destroyed. It made an ugly, smokey fire. A nice crisp wood fire is one thing, but burning...
    Stefan Topolski Oct 4, 2011
  • Amen about toxic comes from nature and it will go back. Nature magazine recently published about the gulf oil spill and other spills as evidence that oil-eating bacteria in soil and water can do a lot more than we ever realized to eat the oil and restore the natural balance... given some time, but the damage is never permanent. All the Best, Stefan "One gathers peace as a feather...
    Stefan Topolski Oct 4, 2011
  • In his book he did restore sailing yachts with it - his stories include one being indestructable until it got cut in half by a steamer off shore. All the Best, Stefan "One gathers peace as a feather in the palm of one's hand." -anonymous Stefan Topolski MD Assist. Professor, U. of Massachusetts Medical School Clinical Instructor, U. of New England Founder and Director of Caring in...
    Stefan Topolski Oct 4, 2011
  • Different strokes for different folks, of course, but with equally valid assumptions one can come to an opposite conclusion. Cold Moulding is a wonderful option but more of a mess and much harder to repair once rot sets up under or within the moulded layers. I've seen that happen more often than i've seen properly Vaitsesed boats rot, but then i've seen more cold moulded boats than...
    Stefan Topolski Oct 4, 2011