Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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Yeah, but the older the old girl gets the more wrinkles appear, a nice boat is a nice boat and wrinkles don't appear.

Anyway, going back to page two of this thread, you posted a drawing from freeship showing a design and sizes, is this HAs design? Also, can this drawing be copied and transfered to Feeship to reduce it to a 10ft boat?

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Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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Well as the HA has not given us any dimensions it is not his design
I did think that as I designed it it might be my design :D At least Manifold you are the only one that has sussed the designs name" Larus"

Almost done now, 12 hours so far.
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I still have not been able to create the v front and flat stern on Carene :?:

Need to get this one out of the way, materials for the new boat will arrive next week :wink:

There are some good deals on fibreglass cloth and tape at the moment on the bay.

80g Woven cloth less than a pound per square M. Looks like a canoe maker is shutting down.

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Larus Argentatus
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Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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Glad that dug you out RBT.

Have you been stuck in your speed boat?

Am in Fowey for a couple of weeks end of July, might bang on your window, or see you in the shop :wink:

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I was thinking more Larus minutus
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Horsley-Anarak wrote:
:D At least Manifold you are the only one that has sussed the designs name" Larus"
H-A

Sorry to say I had to let it pass......... Hardly demanding old chap; left it to others to post the bird pics. Now if it had included an intricate puzzle construction or play on LARS and LARUS that would have been far more intriguing.......... ;)

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pps. Email down. Rebuilding a hard drive and struggling with a recalcitrant profile on the Thunderbird mail client..............

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Just rubbing it down for this years repaint.
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I was working on the Semi-displacement theory. Bit of v at the sharp end then almost flat at the stern.

As the amount of V changes through the length of the hull I cant see how you could draw it with Carene.

From what I have read the flatter bit at the stern gives you a bit more hydrodynamic lift.

Also the good bit of V near the bow makes it more seaworthy.

The drawing that you have shown maintains the same v for the last two thirds of the boat.

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P.S. Can you draw this on Carene for me :wink:
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The v changes over the whole length, vertical at the bow and almost flat at the stern.
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Your going to have to spend more time playing with the motors & less on the computer, if your only getting 4 mph out of yours, tie a rope securely underneath the flywheel it should be much more efficient as an anchor.
Have a look at some of the race results most of those Seagulls are straight out of the shed versions.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
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Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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So you can't draw my boats Manifold ?

Perhaps I will stick to 1mm plastic card and Tape :D

I had thought of building an Aluminium boat but where would I stick my Polyester resin? Would be cheaper than epoxy, but I would need to polish up my Tig skills.
like I said you can do any profile you want in Freeship
I thought that we were looking at how good and versatile Carene is ? I will look at freeships But I do find that Carene is a little limited.

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Well it is finished, no doubt I will be told that I have made more cataclysmic errors :roll:

The costing are :

3 steets of ply £48.00

10kg Resin £36.00

50mm Tape £8.00

Odd Mahogany £10.00

Total £102.00
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Will test tomorrow, am sure that my sister inlaw will be pleased with her Birthday present.

She can paint it.

Takes about 20 hours in total.

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As we say in my neck of the woods, "She's very Bonny". Nice job HA, it's an inspiration for us novices. What kind of weight is in it?
Wish it was my birthday.

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How much resin is left over?
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Re: Kids boat for use with a Featherweight MKII

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Not much, and in this weather the wastage is quite high. I always tend to mix too much with polyester, it is cheap so I can put up with a bit of waste.

Today the pot life was about 10 minutes.

For mixing I use 2L jugs from Tesco, they cost about 35p each.
I find that their shape makes the breakout of any surplus very easy.

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I do read the Series one Mag. Will look out for LandRover International, do the sell it in newsagents?

It floats ,maiden voyage a great success.

First outing design load plus 140 % :roll:

Sister Inlaw brought a bit more weight than I expected. It handled it well, at times the free board was a little tested :)

Quick once round the Island and then to the pub (Thames at Walton). Back in time for the footy.
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Now have space for the next boat.

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