BobBill

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  1. BobBill

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    Sailing Saw I use often, though orig referred to sails...:"If it looks good, if it looks bad, it is bad. The One always looked good to me, though never sailed one. This One is well done but appears fraught with unseen ..." And a prospect of using Performance spar is scary, to me. Everyone has a view, I know, but boat classes should center views.
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    Classic is glass? Means step is molded in etc...dang a pox on me head.
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    I do hope this rig does as it looks...you dog, am jealous...let us know how it goes and thank...Almost...but have a penchant for sailing...and, hate to mention it Sharpies and Banshees, though have hand full with me own rig. Am soft, always on tip of mast, looking out.
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    Am a slut, so always in mood to view/sail a "gentleman's rig.' Spendy and lovely...have story but no time to tell...
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    As I recall, the only Sharpie I was on, was in Chesapeake Bay, and moved well. We might have push-polled it to get off the mud flats but once the sails were up, it went..and I recall the cotton sails were heavy. Indeed, I do like the class shape, very aristocratic, like a certain gal I knew then too. as Doug says...am sure the Sharpie we sailed was all of 18' LOA, and, as I recall, it had a small skeg astern. Also, the rudder was attached firmly and dragged in the muck. The LOA might be comparable. but with Clark's description, I see two different rigs..Long and straight, and heavy, relatively speaking. still class act, like the schooners...gotta luv the knowing, and the doing.
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    Dougie, No be sorry. Was kewl. My grandpap was a plain talker too. We think similarly, in different places...but I are a bit more scatological! Slainte!
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    Steve, you think they are more straight-line than a Sharpie? Interesting. Never thought of it. Was on a Sharrpie once, woody, had a keel astern, i think. Like a rowboat then. But, I daresay we older swab-dodger-sluts no care...
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    Craingiri, if you look at it...pics are fun here...and let us know....how keelson is... Doug, why a "short time" put em in with the motor to soak...more jetsam...but never (me such a slut) never thought someone would motorize it...ahh sainted I must be now. Slainte!
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    Doug, I think we agree. All sailing is relative, in fact, I think all is relative. These rigs may tack slow and wide, but skipper must adjust. Moreover, I daresay, the skipper is not unawares. Class is class. I would never think of putting a high aspect sail on such a boat and, likewise, would never expect much more than driving as hull permits with approprite stepping. But, there I go, pretending to be skipper of this serious rig...shoot me! Am so tempted...
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    Am sure it displaces and is a "tracker" and easy point to point rig, not liking to tack. And nice trailer. I should run over, but wife would poop on me. So we mask up and hope it is as nice as it appears. Let us know...and if you go. Pics close are fun. Did not mention spars/sales or step, so am curious. Am old Sharpie fan, besides being a swilling sailing slut.
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    Aye, and my thanks...so kewl...I dislike winter almost as much as my Iphone...
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    We think alike, in different places, together...tis nice rig and not so far as most and like you I think it is what the mind needs and loves...if that makes sense in this dense world.
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    Dig, and bow to your experience. The planned on 4, 2-inch sections, "glued" along the H-16 hull side shear web, figuring dents etc will happen...imagine the long shear As with foam glued to one side to make the outrigger. This is the kind of job that requires removal and dis-assembling it, so must be successful to a great degree. As a 16' outrigger it can be low volume, but I do wish to retain the ability of the outrigger to support, say 300 lbs on the water, as an asymmetrical aka...or float. Thing I wish to accomplish is close, no shipping costs, and quick fixes for exceptions (dents etc). As I recall, boat on farm now, the aka is to be 18 inches tall, 12 inch beam, 16' LOA, to replace current aka.
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    Not sure what you meant. I thought ESP was ESP...some dense, some less so, but did not Mr. Dierking (outrigger fame( use plain ESP for his hulls. I have seen the plaine video and now not sure. I had shifted plan/worry more to the wire cutter process to preclude most mess. This hull is planned to be solid, using ESP closed cell, laminated corning, using soft glue (Gorilla) and built on a hobie 16 side (cut) as shear-web material also. Will attach to AMA using 6061T, T shaped strips, two per aka. May also use a thinner sheet for cockpit in main hull of this version of the MO. The idea of the Corning or Dow ESP is low cost, does job and easy availability...I live in small MN town. Still, Thank-you and will keep the other stuff in mind...I do lots of research. I do remain open-minded on this, and am also looking at easy patching. Foam, glassed, will have impacts (dents) and at some point will need fill and fairing.
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    I had planned to use the cheap closed cell stuff from big box, made by Corning (pink) or the blue stuff from that other place..Dow, if I have not mixed them up. Idea was the outrigger might take a beating...or I might screw up... Must be on that link you gave...I do know there was a make3r out in CA but they quite some time back... Very much appreciated.