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  • Hi all, I've just uploaded some photos and comments about my latest maintenance repairs to Peanut Butter, a modified cabin clam skiff which. http://www.fsanmiguel.com/boat/ Frank
    Frank San Miguel Aug 9, 2009
  • I just noticed this thread. Yes, we commissioned White Eel in 2000 to cross the Atlantic and explore Europe. This was back in the internet bubble when I though I was going to have a lot of money. Now that my children are 10 and 11, I don't think we will be doing something like this any time soon. White Eel is an incredible boat. I've been wondering when Phil and Suzanne were going...
    Frank San Miguel Oct 31, 2007
  • Bruce, * Do you remember how many hours it took you to build your Spur? * What kind of plywood did you use? * Do you still have her and if so, how has she held up? * Do you think Shivaree (or the 18' foot version) would take about twice as long? * What book should I get to learn about plywood lapstrake construction? Frank --- In bolger@^$1, "Bruce Hallman" wrote: > > http://rides...
    Frank San Miguel Apr 30, 2007
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  • Matthew, * Sail A steadying sail is an interesting idea. It turns out that the house isn't like a mizzen at all. At anchor, the boat roots around like a puppy dog on a leash! * Clam Skiff Clam Skiff is an awesome boat and I have no complaints about her. In fact I am still a bit timid about weather and waves and have never tried her out in rough conditions. I'm a lifelong sailor and...
    Frank San Miguel Apr 30, 2007
  • Paul, I'd love to see a picture of your model! Thanks for the ideas. I hadn't considered lapstrake but now I'll take a look. Frank --- In bolger@^$1, salkaln2@^$2.. wrote: > > I built a model of Seguin, which is the 16' version. It's two feet(8:1) and very detailed with walk thru house and forward cockpit. With the 7'1" beam it's amazing what you can put in that boat, like a double...
    Frank San Miguel Apr 29, 2007
  • Hello, I've been a sailor all of my life but I just got a motorboat for the first time a few years ago. - a cabin clam skiff (http://www.fsanmiguel.com/boat). I love the boat but I haven't gotten used to the limitations of a motor boat. Maybe its just me but I think it is unsafe take the boat into seas/wind conditions that I used to welcome in similar sized sail boats. The main...
    Frank San Miguel Apr 29, 2007
  • Mike, If you take the inside route up the Chesapeake Bay (which I recommend) and go through the Cheasapeak Delaware canal, you will be minutes from where I used to keep my AS-29. I would love to meet up - I'll bring my cabin clam skiff. Frank San Miguel Landenberg, PA --- In bolger@^$1, "willers32" wrote: > > Well, it's finally happening. > In just over two weeks I will be retiring...
    Frank San Miguel Apr 28, 2006
  • Hello all! I've just now gotten around to posting some pictures of last year's projects. - Sailing pictures of AF3, "Cream Cheese", in the Poconos on a calm day - A one sheet skiff we build one day at the kid's school - Pictures of Clam Skiff, "Peanut Butter". I didn't build this one, but I have made some upgrades (like adding more windows). http://www.fsanmiguel.com/boat/ Frank...
    Frank San Miguel Feb 17, 2006
  • I don't wish to drag this discussion out forever, but I can at least summarize everyone's comments - thanks to everyone who responded. My requirements: - be able to stay floating for 24 hours, preferably indefinately. - removable so I can inspect the chine logs and sides Some of the ideas discussed: - Bags (ziplock, mylar, wine, etc) - bottles (soda, milk) - peanuts - blue foam...
    Frank San Miguel Jun 9, 2005
  • I just went outside and did a test. Materials - 1 Gal ziplock bag with the little white slider. - 5 gal bucket with about - 1/4" thick plywood disk 1/2" smaller than the inner diameter of the bucket - cinder block - 6" spacer Experiment 1: - inflate the bag - hold it under 6" water Result: no leaks that you can see Experiment 2: - inflate the bag - place it in bucket - place wooden...
    Frank San Miguel Jun 9, 2005