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    Yep, obviously it is only small which helps a lot...

    Yep, obviously it is only small which helps a lot and others may have spent hours getting it perfectly fair and added lots of filler, but the work boat finish works for me.

    The lightness also...
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    13kg, the 28 is supposed to be pounds ...

    13kg, the 28 is supposed to be pounds


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    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y Streaker dinghy...
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    They believe the hype is the answer but if you...

    They believe the hype is the answer but if you boat spends most of its time in a dry garage epoxy is unnecessary in my opinion.

    Sun light is the most damaging environment from my experience and...
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    Park https://tinkboats.wordpress.com ...

    Park


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y Streaker dinghy
    https://youtu.be/oni-3rJzxqQ Sail Canoe...
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    Iki Waa three years on

    Iki Waa is a 12 x 30 open canoe which was built lightly and cheaply and without some of extra work and expense of similar craft.

    I thought therefore it would be worth reporting how he has...
  6. Thread: Inflatable floats

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    Had four days of testing with a test pilot, not...

    Had four days of testing with a test pilot, not yet the complete package but here is a video and some thoughts
    https://youtu.be/4EYRbl4NEZE

    General conclusion
    - Works well with smaller floats...
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    True, in a pure mathematical definition of...

    True, in a pure mathematical definition of symmetry the hull of a proa does indeed have an axis of symmetry. However with the rig in its usual position it looses the symmetry but that is just...
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    After a long gap due to health issues I am...

    After a long gap due to health issues I am finally able to get on with some development work.

    The concept is to not to permanently add much to my 12 x 30 canoe to keep the purity of the paddling...
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    The only craft I know with a single none central...

    The only craft I know with a single none central mast is a Proa, but you area heading down a whole complex but very interesting design route with that...
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    All working well at the moment, lots of little...

    All working well at the moment, lots of little jobs to improve but nothing fundamentally to the concept. No issues with stuff moving and sails OK


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    Sticky: Nice job, particularly like the stood up for...

    Nice job, particularly like the stood up for storage requirement.


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y Streaker dinghy...
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    Rules https://tinkboats.wordpress.com ...

    Rules


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y Streaker dinghy
    https://youtu.be/oni-3rJzxqQ Sail Canoe...
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    Sticky: Very nice, nice inlaid maple leaf ...

    Very nice, nice inlaid maple leaf


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y Streaker dinghy
    https://youtu.be/oni-3rJzxqQ...
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    A new stitch and glue in progress..

    I am on an iPad and use Tapatalk app, there is a free version but I pay 3 per year to get some advantage have long forgotten but it is very simple to use. There is a little icon that links straight...
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    Inflatable floats

    Not much in way of photos but a been for a sail on the Tees
    Launched off the pontoon with the dock side float retracted, cast off and extended float in the river without issue. Was able to reverse...
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    These are considerably tougher than inflatable...

    These are considerably tougher than inflatable bananas and a good price. They also have a good amount of buoyancy for my setup. Hope to out again in a few weeks. Good luck with your tests, please...
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    Well the first sail went very well, considering...

    Well the first sail went very well, considering it was made from recycled bits lying in the boat shed, some very cheap builders ply, old water bottles duck tape and tie wraps it went phenomenally....
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    Inflatable floats

    Continued
    Because I had some the floats are supported by a drain pipe, I have added end caps functionally at the moment. Will make something more permanent later. The aka attachment is tie wrapped...
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    Inflatable floats

    Floats have arrived, seam to be make of a robust material, looks to have a weave pattern but I suspect this is decorative rather than a weave material. They are of what appears to be more robust...
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    Thanks, I do like the Hobie floats but didn't...

    Thanks, I do like the Hobie floats but didn't want to invest 92 into my experiment. I think they would probably fit directly onto my 32mm tubes. They probably would sit above the water which I like....
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    Inflatable floats

    Thanks I had not seen or heard of Grabner, looking at their products has given me a lot of confidence in my design. The very simple attachment of the floats with a plate under straps are the same as...
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    Thanks, bit more building yet and the floats have...

    Thanks, bit more building yet and the floats have been delayed. I then need a weather / work window with a complex family life.


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    No floats yet but some good progress, The mast...

    No floats yet but some good progress,
    The mast is able to rotate very freely - this is be bearing and support
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170831/773609bbf829c22bab6b5265b52a0165.jpg...
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    Thinks, I had had that thought and is not a bad...

    Thinks, I had had that thought and is not a bad idea. I think I will experiment with both the outriggers and sponson idea


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    Don't know, just had an email that they arrive...

    Don't know, just had an email that they arrive tomorrow. Bit tied up with family issues at the moment but did get the mast partner, leeboard partner and joking frame partly built today.


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