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  1. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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 |...
  20. 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
  27. 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...
  29. 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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    Hehe

    Hehe
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    There's nothing as neat as a nicely turned out...

    There's nothing as neat as a nicely turned out timber to ply join.

    For the fillets a nicely sanded ply scrap works just as well.

    But the nice thing about the plastic ones is that you can crack...
  32. Generally I work on 10sq metres per litre for...

    Generally I work on 10sq metres per litre for topside paints.

    MIK
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    Don't see cedar that nice often in Oz these days....

    Don't see cedar that nice often in Oz these days.

    Glad it is a good use!

    MIK
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    Thanks for sharing the story and pics Tim! MIK

    Thanks for sharing the story and pics Tim!

    MIK
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    Super! MIK

    Super!

    MIK
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    Leach Ribbons and making sail trim easier.

    There have been some changes to the sails we make for the Goat Island Skiff sails at reallysimplsails.com in the Philippines. Also make sails for the Oz range of boats and the drop in canoe rig.
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    :) If you have to do it manually and get it...

    :) If you have to do it manually and get it right ... the 22 bucks is a bargain I would take every time!

    Glad that part is done. Onward!

    MIK
  38. After much soulsearching about removing perfectly...

    After much soulsearching about removing perfectly nice photos from the calendar candidates we finally have our 12, the calendar is put together and we are now waiting for a proof copy to get to Dave...
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    Grrr .. wish this would keep the paragraphs and...

    Grrr .. wish this would keep the paragraphs and spacings when the bandwidth is not so good :)
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    This is the first on the water pic I received of...

    This is the first on the water pic I received of the goat, back in the days of ... photographs.

    Manly Boat Harbour, Moreton Bay.

    332940

    MIK
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    Good points.But in general what you see in...

    Good points.But in general what you see in practice is that only canoes get normally built of 6mm strip. Even small dinghies go to 8mm strip. Rare to see much less.In the same size ranges 4 or 5mm...
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    If you are short of space it might make sense to...

    If you are short of space it might make sense to prefabricate everything as a flat pack including all the components. Maybe.

    The counter argument is it is a huge buzz to get the hull 3d!

    MIK
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    Super Peter! The first goat I sailed on in Oz,...

    Super Peter!

    The first goat I sailed on in Oz, just under 20 years ago was in your neck of the woods! And was owned by a Peter too.

    This forum is the best place to record your build and will...
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    Strip Plank vs Ply hull weights. Lapstrake you...

    Strip Plank vs Ply hull weights.

    Lapstrake you can probably build out of a little lighter ply because of the stiffening effect along the plank edges where the planks are doubled up. 8 times...
  45. Thanks everyone for voting! It was a truly...

    Thanks everyone for voting!

    It was a truly successful year for voting. We had top voting numbers in the 40s with a probably total number of votes in the 500 or 600s.

    I am getting the hires...
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    Yes, I like the weights of Oughtred, Graeme...

    Yes,

    I like the weights of Oughtred, Graeme Byrnes, a bunch of John Welsford's stuff.

    We are all antipodean!

    The Northern hemisphere went from traditional timber construction, to fibreglass...
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    Howdy, I was really summarising for other...

    Howdy,

    I was really summarising for other readers.

    I do think the high sidedness of the goat is the single biggest problem as well as its lightness. if has side tanks to be free of water after...
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    Totally agree of course! Nice move with the...

    Totally agree of course!

    Nice move with the whisker pole trick! I've seen something like that in some other classes, but mostly much after you spent time playing with it.

    MIK
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    There are two ways of looking at buoyancy...

    There are two ways of looking at buoyancy distribution. And there are no easy answers.

    One is fore and aft tanks. The boat will lie on its side quite low allowing a lot of the yard and mast to...
  50. Vote for best photos to go in the 2015 GIS calendar.

    Howdy,

    That time of the year again! We have 70 photos and need some votes to choose the best to go in the Goat Island Skiff Calendar. The calendar is a yearly thing, non profit and nicely...
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