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  1. Sorry Rumplestiltskin, I replied to your...

    Sorry Rumplestiltskin,

    I replied to your message, but it didn't get saved.

    My email address is [email protected]

    Or if you use the dreaded facebook there is a very useful group...
  2. Another Swedish canoe ... The midship section...

    Another Swedish canoe ...

    The midship section totally reminds me of a starboat. It does seem sticky in light wind.

    Remember these are not light boats with quite a lot of ballast.

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  3. Great ... the buoyancy layout of the SP is...

    Great ... the buoyancy layout of the SP is valuable information.

    I know you loved the performance of the SeaPearl and its handling ... the feeling you could turn it just about on a dime and sneak...
  4. That would be great to see. There are two main...

    That would be great to see.

    There are two main buoyancy setups and they both have good and bad points.

    End Tank Buoyancy
    Boat lies on side with mast tip in water - mast is fairly parallel to...
  5. Christophe, When the Sea Pearl goes over ......

    Christophe,

    When the Sea Pearl goes over ... what would you guess the distance is between the mast partner and the water when the boat is on its side?

    One of the advantage of boats with fore...
  6. Oar lengths for wider boats were mentioned as a...

    Oar lengths for wider boats were mentioned as a problem.

    There are solutions

    Carbon Fiber Ferrules for Oars or pushpoles - Duckworks Boat Builders Supply
  7. A most compelling image from the article link...

    A most compelling image from the article link posted by Christophe

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dueker1346WEB-900x675.jpg
  8. Just a defensive pre-emptive note. I don't like...

    Just a defensive pre-emptive note. I don't like just scaling things up and down ... this is just a drawing to pick to pieces.

    Smaller, lighter Simpler, less volume, more easily driven. The things...
  9. I'm not being at all serious with this sketch. ...

    I'm not being at all serious with this sketch.

    It is a straight blow up of the 14ft Viola to a straight 19ft. Deck at original level but sides taken up by 75mm for freeboard and some space for the...
  10. I want to get some images down of boats i am less...

    I want to get some images down of boats i am less familiar with that are part of the discussion.

    Vivier Jewell

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    Vivier Seil

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  11. Big thanks for your thinkiing on this John! ...

    Big thanks for your thinkiing on this John!

    Many of Francois' boats fit in this niche. so thankyou for pinning down your experience too.

    The interesting thing for me is how much of the boat is...
  12. The Careel 18 model is quite compelling in some...

    The Careel 18 model is quite compelling in some ways. And modern building methods might be able to considerably simplify the building.

    But I am not convinced the demand is there for the type.
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  13. Biting midge mentioned sleeping 4. His family...

    Biting midge mentioned sleeping 4.

    His family had a Careel 18 by David Rose Yachts. It started off as a Duncanson 18 but developed a sailing scene of all its own - many of the large group of...
  14. I met Paul Atkins many years ago while I was...

    I met Paul Atkins many years ago while I was working at Duck Flat.

    He had a Cherry 16. It is designed to appeal to the same people who would get a Hartley TS16.

    But smaller and lighter.
    ...
  15. One thing that does stick out as a surprise is...

    One thing that does stick out as a surprise is that tabernacles, while making it easier to get masts up and down, do mean they go up the middle of the boat unless the pin is fairly high set.

    One...
  16. Lockers plus context. That is a nice filling out...

    Lockers plus context. That is a nice filling out of a potential spec.

    Sea Pearl is 19
    Caledonia Yawl is 19
    Valk is 6.5m (22ft) designed as a two person racing dinghy with cruising potential -...
  17. The Goat was meant to be a daysailing boat for...

    The Goat was meant to be a daysailing boat for two. It was meant to be fun to sail. It was designed to carry more weight at times. That was about the full list. And two sheets of ply long

    Simple...
  18. One side note, there are a number of things...

    One side note, there are a number of things intervening before this can be turned into a plan.

    I've finally got the 12ft Son of Goat underway. But I also have an admin employee for the sailmaking...
  19. A larger storer boat for cruising and performance.

    It has been some time since I used this forum so directly.

    But it is a good chance now.

    The reason is we want the input of Christophe, Callsign222 who doesn't uses facebook.

    You may have...
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    Another Video. ...

    Another Video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0nTitfPSTU
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    It is never a problem. Email me please or drop...

    It is never a problem. Email me please or drop into the facebook group for the Goat.

    My email contact is in the left column of Plywood Boat Plans - Build a beautiful fast light boat - Storer Boat...
  22. You did well Red Leader! Nothing wrong with...

    You did well Red Leader!

    Nothing wrong with the rudder.

    We did find the skeg effective once it had been sized (on a boat in the USA).

    The plans have been updated with the correct size.
    ...
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    video of Viola 14 sailing canoe on tour

    Howdy,

    Here is the video of the 5 day trip. You can see Joost standing in the floating boat pulling the mast out.

    There was little performance difference between the two sailing canoes. We did...
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    Thanks PAR! We worked hard to get some shape...

    Thanks PAR!

    We worked hard to get some shape in there ... the low upper chine that reduces the twist required from the bilge panel did mean what could be a very boring topside. But I think the...
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    We are currently preparing a video from the five...

    We are currently preparing a video from the five day trip that Joost did with three other boats.

    They had bridges to go under. As you do in the Netherlands.

    Joost routinely stands up to lift...
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    Well, Viola is well and truly launched and the...

    Well, Viola is well and truly launched and the plans are finalised.

    Daniel Caselli put together Joost and Viola's videos to make this ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuZ62Sz1i1o

    Plans...
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    Goat Island Skiff Calendar voting - 2018

    Every year the Goat Island Skiff group put out a wonderful calendar.

    We have 160 photos which you can vote for.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=423974&stc=1

    For...
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    Sticky: Here are a couple of images of the larger 12ft...

    Here are a couple of images of the larger 12ft goose building and sailing in the Philippines.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=423221

    We have done three of these group...
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    Sticky: I've just put up some nice CAD drawings by...

    I've just put up some nice CAD drawings by Benjamin Shaw that show the structure of the Oz Goose - the much faster 12ft version of the OzRacer/OzPDR on the Opengoose.com website.

    Useful drawings...
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    Yes! That's the big secret. The early sailing...

    Yes! That's the big secret.

    The early sailing books laboriously went into detail with the wrong advice about how essential it was to point the boat into the wind.

    Like most racers I spent the...
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    Thanks for the email Tim! Its kindof a knack...

    Thanks for the email Tim!

    Its kindof a knack rather than requiring a lot of strength.

    Main idea is to fall into the boat as quickly as possible ... Try and keep your head or feet away from the...
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    Viola Sailing Canoe Experiment.

    Joost has been building this in semi secret. Aim is something much lighter and more portable than a Laser. A very minimal sailing canoe with not a scrap of extra junk. Completely stripped ......
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    We also have a website for the Goose with a lot...

    We also have a website for the Goose with a lot of building information and some run through of the alternatives for the spars etc. And other odd info like the time the GPS read 18knots ... it was...
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    Very belated. But 5 sheets. Can be all 6mm or...

    Very belated.

    But 5 sheets. Can be all 6mm or bottom of 6mm and the rest of 4mm.

    MIK
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    Here is a video of some snorkelling happening....

    Here is a video of some snorkelling happening. You need his nifty ladder idea though.

    Hull itself can be as light as 105lbs with a lot of Paulownia in the solid timber. Move it to where you will...
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    Sticky: Just a test with a photo to see if there is still...

    Just a test with a photo to see if there is still a lock on the older threads.
    ...
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    Howdy, Here is a search for Paulownia on my...

    Howdy,

    Here is a search for Paulownia on my website. The first results focus strongly on the timber. Down the list the relevance drops.

    Search results for "Paulownia"

    There are a number of...
  38. Christophe in NE USA is currently building one...

    Christophe in NE USA is currently building one from the completed plans.

    A few small errors but otherwise ok.

    MIK
  39. Building photos for the TAAL Stand up Paddleboard.

    Howdy All,

    This is a prototype of a Stand Up Paddleboard we built in the last few months. There are lots of nice woodworking angles and tricks to the build.

    Much of the structure was drawn from...
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    Still buying Ronstan Ratchet blocks :) The...

    Still buying Ronstan Ratchet blocks :)

    The problem is keeping up to date with the part numbers as the designs get updated.

    Problem for me too.

    This might help

    Series 40 Ratchet |...
  41. Thread: Dayboat Launch

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    Howdy John, Things to be aware of are that I...

    Howdy John,

    Things to be aware of are that I don't think Electric power is really adequate for bad conditions yet. It just doesn't have the reserves of either power or hours of operation that...
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    Howdy, Aquacote (and all other WBPU - water...

    Howdy,

    Aquacote (and all other WBPU - water based polyurethanes) responds well to moist environments and poorly to dry ones. It is possible to choose the day to some extent and also modify the...
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    As long as there is not a significant bump at the...

    As long as there is not a significant bump at the transition it will be fine.

    Strangely enough, if there is a little bump then varnish will hide it better than paint will. Pain shows any bumps.
    ...
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    Bag method

    Howdy,

    Perth can be pretty darn hot.

    However, the way I approach the bag method is that the bag should be empty in under 5 minutes. I guess much of the time I can be faster than that.

    What...
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    Treachery AND Leach ribbons looks like an...

    Treachery AND Leach ribbons looks like an unbeatable combination!
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    YOur photo of the fastening box is impressive...

    YOur photo of the fastening box is impressive Alex!

    MIK
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    Is that why in the goat NE roundup you boat...

    Is that why in the goat NE roundup you boat seemed often to be just ahead of the other two? :)

    MIK
  48. That's the problem. You will need probably...

    That's the problem.

    You will need probably two coats of undercoat or primer or high build undercoat.

    Then probably two coats top coat. One face of a ply sheet is about 3 sq metres

    MIK
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    Howdy, Pity about the transom problems. It is...

    Howdy,

    Pity about the transom problems. It is your call of course, but altering the transom shape will alter the shape of the sheer and bottom line in the back of the boat. You could make sure...
  50. Howdy, Do it with decent paint. It is the...

    Howdy,

    Do it with decent paint. It is the most trouble free way to go.

    I've had long discussions with people using latex paint. Only to have them admit to problems somewhere down the line. ...
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