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by rudar
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: In need of some paddle advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: In need of some paddle advice.

See if your local library has a copy of

http://books.google.ca/books/about/Cano ... S2phxl9R0C
by rudar
Tue May 21, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: General motor question
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: General motor question

Would your kicker in this case do double duty as the motor for a tender? In which case I assume the steering linkage would be removable/ only installed at need?
by rudar
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: gelcoat over epoxy repair
Replies: 16
Views: 4252

Re: gelcoat over epoxy repair

At the risk of raising a zombie thread, is the consensus that your own MarinEpoxy is gel-coat compatible? I fix a lot of sailing dinghies for our club, and I have discovered that quickfair isn't, so have taken to sealing with straight epoxy, then putting boats back on the water for a couple of weeks...
by rudar
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: small dinghy repair
Replies: 0
Views: 367

small dinghy repair

I volunteer with a local sailing club and have a couple more broken boats to deal with... The first, I built up with marinepoxy and whatever light woven cloth (weight un-known) we had lying around the club, but it took like 18 layers which is just getting silly. The second I've cut away some of the ...
by rudar
Mon May 16, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Moving upstream in a displacement boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Moving upstream in a displacement boat?

Isn't the standard formula for most displacement hulls that V=1.4* sqrt(WL)? (OK, if I recall, that's in knots rather than mph, but close enough). So if you're calculating a 4kt displacement speed, that gives me an 8.16 foot waterline length. That's a pretty small boat. If you want to get back upstr...
by rudar
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Corsair 13 in Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Corsair 13 in Turkey

Nice! Post more pictures, I'm leaning towards a corsair 13 for my next build... Could one (or more?) of the under-seat partitions be left open to the cockpit (minus the usual 3" rim) for stowage of anchors and fender and suchlike? Step one: finish phd thesis (check!) Step two: find employment (worki...
by rudar
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: should I epoxy coat a canvas kayak?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: should I epoxy coat a canvas kayak?

I'd imagine the canvas on a skin-on-frame kayak is meant to be flexible. Whereas epoxy-fiberglass is meant to me more-or-less stiff. So I don't think you can swap one for the other without totally changing the design and scantlings of the frame.
by rudar
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Tide chart help
Replies: 32
Views: 1928

Re: Tide chart help

Nothing is as simple as it appears :lol: Close :lol: It's based on what is called "Mean Low Water", which is averaged over the last 19 year period. Why they chose 19 years I can't answer :doh: Also close :lol: It's technically based on "chart datum", which is also the height from which water depths...
by rudar
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: hiawatha 12
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: hiawatha 12

this one I can't help you with, as I skipped the molds and built mine with battens. But it possibly would look a bit better with the chine panel cambered out a bit. What are your molds made of? I've heard some people use temporary screws to force the plywood to take more complex bends, if that'll "t...