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by Skip
23 Dec 2016, 21:36
Forum: Building
Topic: Nomad
Replies: 92
Views: 17227

Re: Nomad

Hi Peter, Why move? Hard to justify an aging couple living in a three story house that's a tad large for their needs. Why Oklahoma? Couldn't find a place that suited us in Texas (we tried). Lake Tenkiller is in the foothills of the Ozarks, limestone bluffs, deep blue water.......... My wife and I gr...
by Skip
14 Dec 2016, 15:07
Forum: Designing
Topic: Daggerboard Profile for Shunter
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Daggerboard Profile for Shunter

I think that Rob's comments on another thread would apply here, at our stage of development it's going to be hard to really tell any difference. That's just an opinion, but my experience is that Tom's 3 series symmetrical foils are noticeably better than an ogive section. No quantitative measurement...
by Skip
13 Dec 2016, 14:45
Forum: Designing
Topic: Foils & Materials: Solid Wood vs Plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Re: Foils & Materials: Solid Wood vs Plywood

For shaping foils from blanks I'm now a fan of LVL (laminated veneer lumber). With all the veneers oriented longitudinally, it's basically a one way plywood. Here in the US its available in 1-3/4" thick by up to 20" wide by 40 feet long. The overall dimensions are pretty stable but there is some var...
by Skip
03 Nov 2016, 22:27
Forum: Designing
Topic: Baltic Circumnavigation
Replies: 24
Views: 4553

Re: Baltic Circumnavigation

does anyone have ideas how on earth I can get the overall costs down!? Minimalist thinking is required here. The only thing that popped to mind in a quick review of your last cost estimate was your sea anchor. In this part of the world sport fishermen use "drift anchors" to slow their boats while d...
by Skip
18 Oct 2016, 23:12
Forum: Building
Topic: Nomad
Replies: 92
Views: 17227

Re: Nomad

Sorry, nothing new with Nomad for a while; wife and I are in the process of moving after living in the same location for 44 years. Probably a year or more before we're done with the deal. Once all is done we'll be 5 minutes from the boat ramp at Snake Creek on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma. Thanks for ...
by Skip
13 Oct 2016, 14:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: proa moorage and anchoring
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: proa moorage and anchoring

P52 tied up to docks rarely during our time together 60% (+/-) of time it was hull to dock, advantage was primarily a wider spread for dock lines. Big fenders essential. Most of our overnight stays were anchored in shallow water or pulled up on shore. Especially pulled up on shore a second stern anc...
by Skip
28 Aug 2016, 20:49
Forum: Building
Topic: Simple single steel sheet hull
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Simple single steel sheet hull

If you've access to a really well provisioned library Rob Whites' "How to build a Tin Canoe" is a good read.His tin canoe wass foot stompted out of a piece of roofing tin, wood stems and slit plastic pipe over the gunnels. A good read, I came across it as an article in MAIB some years ago.

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by Skip
02 Aug 2016, 23:04
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Flat Bottom Hulls & Rocker
Replies: 20
Views: 4009

Re: Flat Bottom Hulls & Rocker

@Skip: Did you experience this phenomenon with P52? No I never was aware of running bow down in any circumstances. But Almost always had a sail that provided at least some lift. Round bottom very narrow Bionic Broomstick did run bow down w/ wingsail Most of the lateral resistance was designed to be...
by Skip
01 Aug 2016, 00:12
Forum: Resources
Topic: P52 - Specs & Resources
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: P52 - Specs & Resources

Coolest of all (IMHO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVoVP5ozj4I&feature=channel_page Shows P52 at it's best except for the last best improvement going to rudders rather than a steering oar. Also http://wikiproa.pbworks.com/w/page/14592515/Skip%20Johnson's%20P52%20modifications A number of articles...
by Skip
09 Jun 2016, 13:31
Forum: Designing
Topic: Baltic Circumnavigation
Replies: 24
Views: 4553

Re: Baltic Circumnavigation

My gut reaction is the weight allowances are fine. FWIW my standard for a 5 day canoe camping trip, all gear, food, water etc; everything that goes in the boat except yours truly is 80# (37kg). It is minimalist but has worked many times. Loading up for 5 days on the Texas 200 comes in at about the s...