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    Default Tassles on the lunatic fringe.

    No 1 - The Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe....


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    Looks like fun but what they have in common with canoes is anyone's guess, other than pointy at both ends.

    "Log Canoes are so overpowered by their sail area that they require 15 foot long springboards set overboard to windward, topped with crew, to stabilize the boats."

    This has some pleasant music too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by windorpaddle View Post
    Looks like fun but what they have in common with canoes is anyone's guess
    They don't even look like they are made out of logs.

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    After a very shallow search on the type, I think they might be canoes, but not as we might define one. Apparently, they are made of several dug-out logs, joined together. Definitely double-enders and with a narrow length to beam ratio. That helps to explain why there are at least eight people yelling at the helm, "head UP, you idiot!"

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    It was my understanding in the Log Canoe races is was not necessary to finish with your entire crew. If the captain thought asking you to take a swim would improve the boat speed on the final downwind leg he could ask you to walk the plank. I don't know if that is true but the idea appeals to me.
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    Shouldn't they be referred to on this forum as 'logg' canoes?
    Juvanile delinkwit, vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers. Du skal ikke tro at du er bedre end mig!

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    Excellent, when I win the lottery I'll definitely import one to the UK and fit it with two SD Shearwaters which will serve as outriggers.

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    I do like the traditional tiller handle though.

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    I'm very patient and know you'll come round.

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    This is clearly serious racing - team uniforms, on open(ish) water - now note the PFDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinM View Post
    I'm very patient and know you'll come round.
    I'm not sure Dave is willing to make me a Shearwater with a standard tiller setup, so I might have to concede eventually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamerpoint View Post
    I'm not sure Dave is willing to make me a Shearwater with a standard tiller setup, so I might have to concede eventually!
    Well I bought a canoe off him, immediately converted it to a "Norwegian" style tiller and he's still speaking to me so you never know...

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    I will build you anything if you pay me Chris. I might try and convince you that you would be better with what i know works best though.

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    I'm sure it will be a few years before I have money to buy any more toys from you Dave and by then, who knows how I'll feel about a push/ pull setup.

    I am happiest when I am sitting on the gunwale sailing rather than in the canoe and if hiking out my standard tiller works fine because there is an angle between the tiller and tiller extension. Only when I am sat in the canoe is it frustrating because there is no angle to speak of. That said, this tends to happen when there is little or no wind and then there is little danger of anything going wrong if it flicks over one way by accident.



    What I do like is the amount of movement required to handle direction. With a longer tiller it is very light and big movements are required to turn the canoe. The push/pull setup's only require a tiny amount of movement to deflect the rudder and turn the canoe. I guess that this is down to the short length of the arm attached to the rudder stock. Any longer and it will interfere with moorings and other canoes/ obstacles.

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    No.2 -A man determined to go really really fast.


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    Devil of a job putting that boat on a roof-rack, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhopper View Post
    Devil of a job putting that boat on a roof-rack, though!
    I don't see the difficulty. Merely tow a ramp trailer, park it with the ramp facing the water, get up a good turn of speed, and run that puppy right up onto the roof!

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    Damn! That is fast! Looks like it could all go really pear shaped, really quickly though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can'toe View Post
    Damn! That is fast! Looks like it could all go really pear shaped, really quickly though...
    It could.......it did


    New record set at 65.45 knots. Hardcore for sure

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    No. 3 - He forgot the water



    126 miles per hour!
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