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Old 05-09-2011, 09:59 AM   #253
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Here's Linda Lu's new Shearwater 14 LV.
It's a Modified Shearwater 14.
I lowered the deck 2" total length of the boat to suit her petite frame.
New LOA 13'8" and beam of 21 7/16", weight 36 lbs.
Still needs deck lines, we just had to float it early!!
Nothing like a cold one after a successful test flight...
Beautiful work Doorgunner!
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #254
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skegs, combings, sailing rigs,etc

I have a CLC 17LT without a skeg. With a following quarter sea it weathercocks wicked bad. I get lamed out doing sweep strokes to go where I want to. The 17 LT is pretty much a yak for going straight quickly, thats why it's called a light touring not a play boat. You can put a skeg on anything, even the hood of your subaru. The debate rages on about skegs and rudders, IT'S a PERSONAL choice... A fellow has an idea for a slip on skeg, I think his web is --roll or drown. check it out.
Zep- CLC has a very nice sailing rig, you can design your own just by looking at their pics, you're a experienced builder.
Here's a few pics to look at..Night Heron cockpit
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #255
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sumbitch! Love it.

I don't install the Pygmy coamings per instructions. I like to glass the entire thing onto the boat (Pygmy just attaches it using thickened epoxy), but getting the glass to roll and adhere to that very thin outside edge is a challenge. I like a colored coaming, so it doesn't have to be okoume. I'm thinking of doing a dark blue on the double.

Hope to see you this fall...

By the way, have you seen the new Murrelet designs from Pygmy? Designed for rolling, for sure, but with reduced expedition storage space.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #256
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. I don't have 40 clamps, so I have to do them one at a time.

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40 clamps?
Here's the start at last years race.
Zep, I also have my own way of doing the coamings now. I build up the coaming risers then sand them to blend into the deck, then fabric the deck and coaming. makes a really nice look and smooth to the fingers when jurking around with a spray skirt. Then I put the lip on the coaming with thickened epoxy. put the router on it with a 3/8" bit, sand and blend then a piece of 6 oz. cloth. If you wait for the epoxy to kick a bit you can get it to lay down over the lip fairly easy. I've built coamings a lot of ways and really unless you are gonna abuse the boat I see no real need for clothing the lip. just coat it with a few coats of epoxy.
and if you vacuum bag your coaming you don't need no stinking clamps. lol
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:06 AM   #257
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Here's Linda Lu's new Shearwater 14 LV.
It's a Modified Shearwater 14.
I lowered the deck 2" total length of the boat to suit her petite frame.
New LOA 13'8" and beam of 21 7/16", weight 36 lbs.
Still needs deck lines, we just had to float it early!!
Nothing like a cold one after a successful test flight...
Lookin' good, Linda Lu!!!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #258
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40 clamps?
Here's the start at last years race....
Thanks for the pics. The masking tape is a great idea--why didn't I think of that?

BTW, that bridge looks like something I saw up at Kratie (12 26.162N, 106 2.656E). We were doing a bit of civil de-engineering in the area that day...

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #259
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Kratie,, looks like Cambodia to me.. the 2 times I flew in there I wasn't there, according to the US govt. lol.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:54 AM   #260
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40 clamps?
...and if you vacuum bag your coaming you don't need no stinking clamps. lol
Back at ya'. Turns out I had plenty of clamps, only used 58, of 92 available, on the two coamings. Can't wait to put the top edge on tonight. When I get this battleship out of the shop and can get back to working on the Safari!

This is build day 20.

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Old 05-18-2011, 11:29 PM   #261
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I REALLY like the idea of an AS/Kayak thread, maybe even a sub forum. One of the reasons we bought an AS was to "support" our kayaking habit. I don't have a lot of pic of our kayaks yet, we just bought them last summer and I'm finding it hard to risk taking a good DSLR out of its waterproof pouch when we're out on the water. I'm not known form my sense of balance ... and I've ruined one point-and-shoot already; it wasn't water proof either ...

We live in Sunnyvale, CA, and my wife, Bobbie, and I would jump at the chance to join in on a local AS/kayak group, so let's get that conversation and planning started...

Here are a couple pics of our AS+kayaks.

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:36 AM   #262
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We've got two kayaks....a Hobie i14t inflatable, and a new Hobie Tandem Island. The problem is that the kayaks are here on the island with us, and Silver Lining is in Dallas.

Oh well. Might have to ship the inflatable back to the USA.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #263
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I'm finding it hard to risk taking a good DSLR out of its waterproof pouch when we're out on the water.

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Hi Paul;
Really enjoyed meeting you and Bobbie and your loveable pooch at Casini last month.
Here's the set up I use on the water, it's a little bigger than I'ld like, but I'll give that up for 10X optical zoom. Some of the guys I paddle with have Go-Pro video helmet cams and like them a lot, Me I like close up stills. anyway this is a buget system that gives really good results at a fair price. I've had the bag submerged a few times and NO water intrusion. So this works for me. Kodak Easeshare Z915,Dicapack WP-610. I had to fab up a foam insert to make the system more enjoyable to use, no biggie,
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #264
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waterproof pouch

Great pics of your pouch. Thank you for the info. I googled the product name and wound up at Amazon where there was a listing of another model, the DiCAPac WPH10. In the reviews, one guy mentioned that he had used it quite satisfactorily with the same Panasonic micro 4/3 camera I have, the GF1. I think I'll order one tonight and try to get it here by this weekend. We're taking Izzy--our AS--to Fort Bragg for the weekend with kayaks and have plans for a guided tour the sea caves near VanDamme SP. I want the pouch to protect my camera, even though I'm not planning on getting it wet. That said, I have been known to execute an occasional "1/2 roll" resulting in me, and whatever I'm holding ending up in the drink ...

Casini was great; Bobbie and I really enjoyed the fellow aluma-fanatics we got a chance to meet and talk with. We're looking forward to Jackson.

I can identify with your clamp comment... How many is enough clamps? No matter how many I have, usually just one more ...

Cheers,

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #266
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Memorial Day First Launch

Got the Night Heron on the water finally. Put a Buddy Poppy on the foredeck out of respect for the Memorial Day Observance.
Linda Lu got the paint job and so far 5 coats of varnish.
Started the
Pax 20 this afternoon!
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