Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:26 am

Wouldwork, what a beauty!!! Really nice piece of art!!! Jeff



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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by cape man » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:29 am

Gorgeous! !!
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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by bateau-webmaster » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:26 am

My wife thinks it's "Fabulous" Featured again, man, good work wouldwork.
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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Thanks guys. :)

I promise to get action pics asap.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by bateau-webmaster » Thu May 18, 2017 9:57 am

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Plenty of great pics on WouldWork's Gallery
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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jaysen » Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am

I love the way that looks on the water.

How easy is it to trim solo? Looks a bit low on the transom with the two of you. I'm thinking that a bit of gear in the bow would level her off.

How does she sail? I'd love to hear your experience with windward angle and how she responds to wind/weight change.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Thu May 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Jaysen,

She is amazing on the water. Unfortunately the day I put her in the lake, I was still waiting for my sail so I can't comment on sailing yet. As you can see in this pic, I almost have a trailer built now and will take her sailing in about a week.

It is so stable on the water. My friend is about 220lbs and I am just shy of 200lbs, that's quite a bit of weight and is why she looks a little low in the transom end. You're right, a bit of gear up front and she would sit lovely. I took her for a paddle with just me and she sat beautifully. I tried out the tiller with my friend paddling, she turns on a dime, very responsive.

At one point we were both standing and rocking the boat. With the rudder and daggerboard in place she was completely stable and comfortable. We each had a beer sitting freely on our respective seats and didn't spill a drop. It takes so little energy to push her along. On this day we just paddled with a small canoe paddle and she sliced through the water effortlessly. This boat is incredible.

As I said, I finish building my trailer next weekend and then I'l be back down there to try my hand at sailing. I feel so much more confident doing so now that I've experienced what a gem the hull is on the water.


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It looks incredible with the sail up, the sprit rig as per the plans is so easy to set up and the mast and sprit roll up beautifully into the sail for storage and travel. I can't wait to go back to the lake and get you guys some pics and vids of me failing at sailing in this beautifully little boat!

Take care all

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jaysen » Thu May 18, 2017 5:56 pm

Cam, sounds like you built the boat you want!

Thanks for settling my mind. I'll have some waves and chop on a daily basis hence my question about trim. I'll likely "drive" from the aft floor which should move my bulk off the transom quite a bit. And as to stability, it sounds like you guys put her to the test!

Now get that trailer done!

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Thu May 18, 2017 6:51 pm

I sat at the middle seat when I took her for a solo paddle, the transom was out of the water, and she sat perfectly level as you'd expect.

The ease to get her moving was astounding. One canoe paddle, alternating sides and she skimmed along beautifully. A bit of chop isn't going to bother you, we brought no water on board at all. Manouvering is a breeze, it's very reaponsive but tracks excellently when you get it going. I found it easier and faster to paddle than my canoe, I can only imagine how good she'd go with a proper set of oars.

I have to say, that first moment when we placed her on the water and I pushed at the transom and slid her out into the deep and she stayed afloat was a very proud moment, almost brought a tear to my eye. Haha Getting in and out was easy, she's stable enough to have two 200lbs+ men floudering about without a hint of tipping.

Anyway, starting to aound like a romance novel so I'll get back to my trailer and you build on my friend - a lot of fun awaits you.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Thu May 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Wouldwork, welcome back and a really great boat!! Jeff

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