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The thread on boatdesign.net is awesome. I think respondents go through an initial denial phase where it is  assumed this must be a joke, but when the poor kid genuinely doesn't seem to be getting that no this boat is really really really terrible, the responses have to get more and more blunt.  Great stuff.

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boring one.   He’s responsive to concerns about keel placement, but canards? 

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1 hour ago, Lark said:

 

boring one.   He’s responsive to concerns about keel placement, but canards? 

He's going to weld in some ducks?

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A harness and string of baby wood ducks would dramatically increase performance..

 

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On 6/9/2018 at 7:59 AM, Lark said:

A harness and string of baby wood ducks would dramatically increase performance..

 

Yah, but ducks float...

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Is this performance art?  Can he possibly be that clueless?

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There is something maniacal and likable about him when he gets in the car (great car btw)

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1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

The comments below the line are a trainwreck.

A horde of fans/enablers shouting down anyone who dares question the work

 

 

Thanks, I’ll take a look. :P

Edit, some thr comments read more like an SA forum discussion. :lol:

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I didnt look too hard, but did he put any rat holes in the frames for water flow in the bilges ?

I think using the free house building engineered wood for the boat is a good idea.

You'de hate to see something you paid for sink.

 

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I'm still of the opinion that he's going to have difficulty finding a yard willing to risk launching it..he might end up doing a Hot Rod. And it looks to me like a capsize looking for a place to happen. Hope he doesn't invite guests aboard. 

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Well, if he restricts the guest list to just those fools who have been cheerleading on Facebook then Darwin might have a profitable day.

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19 hours ago, RKoch said:

I'm still of the opinion that he's going to have difficulty finding a yard willing to risk launching it..he might end up doing a Hot Rod. And it looks to me like a capsize looking for a place to happen. Hope he doesn't invite guests aboard. 

Even with the 10 bags of concrete for ballast?  What could go wrong.

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The biggest problem could be that it WONT capsize straight away.

It will probably happen after a series of tame trial motoring, and  then he will take it out in a bit of wind with a few friends ...

The worst problems always happen a few months into production ......

 

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There seems to be some sort of mixup in thread titles.

Shouldn't THIS thread be the one titled

What does this item have in common with a boat?

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On 7/19/2018 at 10:13 PM, mad said:

I'm impressed by the "storage for long things". Such detailed planning is great to see.

 

I must have missed the episode when he told us where the engine was going, cos it doesn't look obvious at this stage..

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15 minutes ago, dorydude said:

I'm impressed by the "storage for long things". Such detailed planning is great to see.

 

I must have missed the episode when he told us where the engine was going, cos it doesn't look obvious at this stage..

I think the type of engine and it’s place are still to be decided, it’s been discussed somewhere here. 

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Nail Guns are VERY appropriate for this boat, along with manufactured flooring and untreated pine with no limber holes.

This 'edifice' is either going to be another half sunken wreck along the coast somewhere, or quite a good playhouse for the local kids.

In either case, you wouldnt want a lot of money and  time invested.

 

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2 hours ago, Dnomyar said:

Nail Guns are VERY appropriate for this boat

I'd prefer a heavier gun.

Something like a 155mm artillery gun.  With a W48 shell

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10 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

I'd prefer a heavier gun.

Something like a 155mm artillery gun.  With a W48 shell

That would certainly do the trick and once the mountaintop was gone, you could build a nice new shop.

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To build anticipation for the glorious launch date somewhere in the distant future.   

 

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That's him building portholes with the lip of the window facing inwards to the interior of the boat.

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I can't post comments to youtube from the office, but, I'd love it if someone asked why he didn't block the project to level before he began, and when he's planning to leak test his welds. 

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13 hours ago, Dnomyar said:

That's him building portholes with the lip of the window facing inwards to the interior of the boat.

Normally that would be a concern where a hit from a wave would push the window into the boat, but in this case... 

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8 minutes ago, sculpin said:

Normally that would be a concern where a hit from a wave would push the window into the boat, but in this case... 

Yeah, in this case they will pop in as the boat rolls over

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Just now, Dnomyar said:

Yeah, in this case they will pop in as the boat rolls over

That thing is never going to make it as far as salt water.

FKT

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12 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

That thing is never going to make it as far as salt water the end of his driveway.

FKT

FTFY

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On 7/20/2018 at 10:12 PM, Dnomyar said:

and  then he will take it out in a bit of wind with a few friends ...

 

 

Ok, what are you smoking?

This guy and friends are like him and boatbuilding skills

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On 8/15/2018 at 9:17 AM, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

I can't post comments to youtube from the office, but, I'd love it if someone asked why he didn't block the project to level before he began, and when he's planning to leak test his welds. 

In an episode I saw he woke up to find it had rained over night and the "hull" was holding water. "Ohey, let's get going again".

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If it doesn't work out as planned he can always turn it into a Winnebago. He does seem to be pretty adept with automobiles. 

a-rusty-old-vintage-motorhome-with-an-as

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On 8/15/2018 at 2:12 AM, Lark said:

To build anticipation for the glorious launch date somewhere in the distant future.   

 

Anyone want to take a bet on how many more updates before he thinks about a launching trailer??

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I think he said he was going to weld a couple of axles under it to drive it to the scrap yard in launch day.

 

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In case he can drive it to NY on the shakedown cruise...

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19 hours ago, Gutterblack said:

only the best people

Now where have I heard that before? Hmmmmm......

 

19 hours ago, Gutterblack said:

only the best people

 

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1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

In case he can drive it to NY on the shakedown cruise...

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Ship Recycling in..... Sounds like a countdown.

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Those pieced together wood "frames" are hilarious.

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The wonderful thing about this build is that apart from the sheer insanity of building a "boat" this way, the builder himself sounds quite normal and rational.

This makes it stand out from the many daft builds where the creator evidently has many screws lose.  

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I disagree, Legs. Putting on my amateur psychiatrist hat, his flat affect and "often wrong, never in doubt" inward focus are both red flags. If they arrested him for a spate of grisly murders in the vicinity, I can't say I'd be surprised. I'm glad he's got a hobby that may keep him at least partially occupied. 

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2 hours ago, IStream said:

I disagree, Legs. Putting on my amateur psychiatrist hat, his flat affect and "often wrong, never in doubt" inward focus are both red flags. If they arrested him for a spate of grisly murders in the vicinity, I can't say I'd be surprised. I'm glad he's got a hobby that may keep him at least partially occupied. 

I expect a video of "how I cut my leg off" any day now.

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I’m beginning to think we’ll see an attempted launch some time in the future. 

Any bets on when? July/August next year is my bet. 

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His analytic skills on plexi are interesting.  Never had much problem with it myself, just go slow.

Looks a bit thin for the size, good thing that the chances of this "boat" being hit by a big wave are zero.

And I like how he wears shorts while using the grinder, he must have no nerve endings left on his legs.

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3 minutes ago, sculpin said:

, he must have no nerve endings left on his BRAIN

Fixed!

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He’s recognizing the potential for stress cracks in the square corners, not much else is new.  

 

 

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