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  1. No, there is not enough flotation in the...

    No, there is not enough flotation in the leeboards, to keep the boat from tipping over.
    I hope this was not a joke.
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    The technical name is "bizarre". :D Sorry, I...

    The technical name is "bizarre". :D Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    On a small narrow boat I wouldn't like it due to the problems sheeting in the sail properly and supporting the mast well.
    Should work...
  3. Thread: Loire sailing

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    Whats a Loire? tent cover as a sail??? Why are...

    Whats a Loire? tent cover as a sail???
    Why are you worried about a boom? Most sail boats have them, some boats don't have a keel.

    Pictures?
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    Thor Hyerdal didn't care about keeping a course...

    Thor Hyerdal didn't care about keeping a course or tacking in a crowded anchorage or small lake. He could take miles to set a course.

    Use a rudder. If you are getting a skin on frame made, get the...
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    Get some gloves - don't put your hands in that...

    Get some gloves - don't put your hands in that stuff. Epoxy or alcohol.
    Gloves are cheap - do you have a Harbor Freight near you?

    I knew a guy who kept doing that with a lot of different...
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    Looking fwd to the onthe water report.

    Looking fwd to the onthe water report.
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    Can you explain why you have blunt bow and stern?...

    Can you explain why you have blunt bow and stern?
    looks like it will just cause more drag. IMHO

    How much buoyancy?
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    I just came upon "intensity sails" who have...

    I just came upon "intensity sails" who have relatively cheap sails.
    They may have sails for a Sunfish since that is such a large class of boats.
    A person who has one for a Laser said the cloth and...
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    Bob, Correction to my last. The download came...

    Bob,

    Correction to my last.
    The download came in 6 emails.
    Somehow I didn't look at the attachments for the 1st one.

    I have the deck plan, and an updated sketch of changes
    Also the shapes of...
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    Bob, I received the "plans" from Horton as a...

    Bob,

    I received the "plans" from Horton as a download.
    It really was good that he was upfront and said the plans were not a complete building instruction.

    From his letter:
    "Bufflehead's plan...
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    Horton sells the plans. The email traffic was...

    Horton sells the plans. The email traffic was from him (post #7)

    Axel builds carbon masts and also turned me on to a Horton seat for a kayak I am building.

    I've talked to both about Bufflehead.
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    No he just cautioned me that the build was not...

    No he just cautioned me that the build was not for a beginner and asked my experience.
    He also said that the plans were not a step by step building guide, the builder needed to be able to work from...
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    Yes, I've done the Google search and came up with...

    Yes, I've done the Google search and came up with Axel and Gougeon Epoxyworks as the best sources of information so far.
    I've asked about Carbon Mast sources and Axel manufactures them, but my...
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    I contacted Horton by email. He did not continue...

    I contacted Horton by email.
    He did not continue the conversation.

    I have ordered plans, as shown above.

    Still looking for actual experience.
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    Bufflehead Sailing Canoe

    Anyone have experience with the Bufflehead Sailing canoe?
    I have plans ordered (cheap) so I can get more information.

    I'm not worried about the building.
    How does it sail?
    Any strange...
  16. Thread: Some canoe rigs

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    I hope this is not a repeat, but Todd Bradshaw's...

    I hope this is not a repeat, but Todd Bradshaw's book may be of interest to you .
    There may well be several additional options....
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    Looks good, glad to see it worked on the first...

    Looks good, glad to see it worked on the first trip!

    The sail looks very flat, flat sails don't generate much power. Have you seen the primer on home built sails by Todd Bradshaw?
    He is a pro...
  18. Thread: Will this work?

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    Stinkwheel, I'm really interested in what you...

    Stinkwheel,

    I'm really interested in what you thought of the diagram?
    Was it clear - make sense?
  19. Thread: Will this work?

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    You need to find the center of effort (CE) of the...

    You need to find the center of effort (CE) of the sail.
    If you find the geometric center that will be close enough to start.
    See the figure below.
    Draw an imaginary line from one corner of the...
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    I think you already found the best link. Just...

    I think you already found the best link.

    Just start reading the previous threads - there is lots of information.
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    Gentlemen, I just found out Picasa is no...

    Gentlemen,

    I just found out Picasa is no longer available for storing pictures on the web.
    Sorry to mislead you.

    Something called Google Photos is the new software - but everything I read says...
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    It happens to everyone. Congratulations.

    It happens to everyone.

    Congratulations.
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    Happily done with bombs and missiles, retired May...

    Happily done with bombs and missiles, retired May 13.
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    The skin on frame (SOF) kayak is "relatively"...

    The skin on frame (SOF) kayak is "relatively" easy to build, "relatively" cheap, and lighter than most anything else (30#).
    The boat shown is a Yost Sea Tour EXP 15'. The plans are free, but you...
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    Its just a skin on frame kayak - 15' Didn't have...

    Its just a skin on frame kayak - 15'
    Didn't have the deck skin on at the time.
    Didn't mean to divert the thread, it was just an example.
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