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by Arm&Hammer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PancakePelc's HC16
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: PancakePelc's HC16

I recommend taking your time figuring out the seat - give it a few trial runs. Play with the height, and location fore/aft. I built an HC-12 that felt tender out of the gate. I can now stand up in it. You will get more comfortable in it quickly! You don't want to lock in a seat position and then wan...
by Arm&Hammer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 fairing
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: GF16 fairing

It somewhat depends on what camp you are in, especially for the runners. -Some builders consider them an integral part of the boat. They are glassed in and heavily protected. If you plan to glass yours, then you definitely want to do it now, otherwise you will have more glass to fill/fair later. -So...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Kansas build
Replies: 112
Views: 3878

Re: GF16 Kansas build

I did a couple of dry runs when building my GF12. I ended up screwing these straight pieces of Ipe to the bottom to force out the rocker. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18950/Bottom_Stitching_001.jpg 3/8" isn't much though. I don't think you'll have much trouble getting it to where you w...
by Arm&Hammer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

Thanks for all the input. Fallguy, sorry, but not near enough beer in your plan... :lol: I'm pretty good with Acad, and started sketching up what I want. It will have a flat bottom with a rocker, and will be built with 3 sheets of 4mm Okoume. only battens/frames on the inside, as rounded as possible...
by Arm&Hammer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

Thanks for the input OWT. I'm tempted to buy a few sheets of the thinnest Okoume and start playing. Some of the racing SUPs I have seen have a v-hull, and that makes sense depending on what water you are cutting through. But I'm thinking for a general purpose SUP for inland lakes, a displacement fla...
by Arm&Hammer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

I know that this thread is dated, but I just had my first SUP outing, and would really like to build one. If the SUP plans are too challenging, could I build the SK13 with no freeboard or transom, maybe even scale it down to 90%? Basically make it a dedicated SUP? Still pondering, I think a flat bot...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FL14 redisigned?
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: FL14 redisigned?

Sounds like the Indian River Skiff. Was it this: https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=D15 ?
by Arm&Hammer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for a specific boat plan I'm not sure exist
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Looking for a specific boat plan I'm not sure exist

Please clarify, but it sounds like you plan to use the oars to "guide" the boat on a downstream float, not row it - basically a drift boat that planes. I fish with a buddy in MI who uses his boat for just that. The best way I can describe it is a tiller controlled OD-18 with tunnel and jet drive. It...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: HC 14 "Lost Boy" Build
Replies: 26
Views: 2742

Re: HC 14 "Lost Boy" Build

Don't give up on the "Lost Boy" just yet! No one wants to hear that they may have to modify a boat that they just finished, but I think that you are a few adjustments away from a very usable, and useful boat. For reference, below is a link to my HC12 build: https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: HC14 Canoe - Seems more unstable than expected
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: HC14 Canoe - Seems more unstable than expected

What Jacques said. I paddle with some kayakers once a week over the summer in my HC12, and am thankful for the speed. One suggestion is that you may want to lower the seats a little. They seem fairly high in the pic. There is also a learning curve - you will definitely feel more comfortable in time....