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BS: Launched the new craft today

EBarnacle1 22 Sep 03 - 12:53 AM
Mark Clark 22 Sep 03 - 01:13 AM
Amos 22 Sep 03 - 01:45 AM
greg stephens 22 Sep 03 - 07:25 AM
EBarnacle1 22 Sep 03 - 09:27 AM
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Subject: BS: Launched the new craft today
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 22 Sep 03 - 12:53 AM

I broke down and put the new boat in the water today. She's a 15'6" touring canoe, built from scratch with shrink fitted aircraft dacron decks [that's terylene to you Brits].

In a few days, when the rudder is complete, she'll go sailing into Jamaica Bay. The weather was so nice, I couldn't resist taking her for a paddle to see how she would go. Very stable, and she left no appreciable stern wake.

Quite comfortable and shipped no water except drip from the double paddle.

I still have to create a cockpit coaming but I just could not wait any longer. [The guy who began DAMFINO 12 years ago died and left her to me to do about 90% of the work to complete her.]

If anyone has the itch to build a beautiful boat, PM me and I shall be pleased to send you the building molds and the single drawing that goes with it.

The boat can be any length you wish. All you have to do is change the spacing of the molds.

A photo of today's launching will be posted when I get it from a friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Launched the new craft today
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Sep 03 - 01:13 AM

Congratulations! I'll be looking forward to the pictures. From what you describe, dacron decks, rudder, double paddle, cockpit with coaming, I'm guessing it's more of a kayak than a canoe.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Launched the new craft today
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 03 - 01:45 AM

Can't wait to see the pix, man!


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Subject: RE: BS: Launched the new craft today
From: greg stephens
Date: 22 Sep 03 - 07:25 AM

Hoist up the John B sails(or possibly double-paddle)
Happy voyaging!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Launched the new craft today
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 22 Sep 03 - 09:27 AM

A touring canoe is sort of a kayak with a large cockpit (5 feet long). It is roomier than a kayak and is designed to go in comfort. If it were soft and dismemberable, it would be similar to Klepper, but it is more of a real boat than that kind of a boat, with all of its advantages and disadvantages.


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