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by cooksboat
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New canoe - HW 14
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: New canoe - HW 14

Did you find it tippy? http://www.amateurboatbuilding.com/articles/building/hiawatha/index.html Tony Hi I have used various Coleman / Old town type canoes and I would say my HW14 was probably a bit more tippy. As my other half tends to want to be more of a 'passenger' than take an active role I fee...
by cooksboat
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New canoe - HW 14
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: New canoe - HW 14

Hi

I have lowered the front seat and moved it back about 12 inches (300mm). My wife now feels a bit more confident when there are two of us on board.

I propose to stick a couple of inflatable buoyancy bags under the seats at some point

I have manged to upload one pic to the gallery.


cooks
by cooksboat
Sat May 30, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New canoe - HW 14
Replies: 4
Views: 933

New canoe - HW 14

Hi

Sea tested our Hiawatha canoe on the Thames today. It was a beutiful day to be on the river and the canoe was loads of fun. I had better get it finished (properly) before the summer runs out

Have fun wherever

Cooks
by cooksboat
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: HC 14 - mildew + paper plans
Replies: 0
Views: 638

HC 14 - mildew + paper plans

Hi I am having another shot at finishing last years project and have lost a copy of the sketch showing the mold sizes / width of spreaders Can someone advse on the length of the spreders / size of moulds. I could take a flyer and do it by eye but I want to do it properly Thanks in advance for any as...
by cooksboat
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Completed VG 23's ?
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Completed VG 23's ?

Do you know of any completed 23's . I would like to see some photographs and find out more about the mini transat performance of the Serpentiers I would like an off shore self build with proven ability. Currently based on the Thames in London but will be sailing aroud the western Isles of Scotland A...
by cooksboat
Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: VG 20 & VG23
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

VG 20 & VG23

Hi

Has anyone built a Vagabond in the UK? I would like to find out more about how they sail / perform. The 'Just Right' web pages and those of the other builders are inspiring.

Stephen

Habib's pictures are very exciting and well worth viewing