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by Steve Clark
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Gooseneck & Kicker Arrangements
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

Re: Gooseneck & Kicker Arrangements

The variety is one of the things that keeps the IC interesting. I have had multiple versions of kicker/boom/ gooseneck arrangements, and really believe there is little to chose between them. I get confused by knock on effects, and try to have the parts of my boats do one thing at a time. For example...
by Steve Clark
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: USA IC's DC's AC's and Boats for possible Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6865

Re: USA IC's DC's AC's and Boats for possible Sale

Currently in the tent and looking for homes: Sock Puppet, really just the hull, the seat is pretty toasted and the mast was reclaimed by John Williamson to go with the new Machete he took to building. Lust Puppet was Bill Beaver's second National Canoe design, Built by John Williamson. We can cobble...
by Steve Clark
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Machete ( aka Crazy Ivan) hull shape.
Replies: 3
Views: 6255

Re: Machete ( aka Crazy Ivan) hull shape.

Scott McInerney has ponied up for the cut file.
So someone is doing something.
I am developing a female building jig which will be to the outside of whatever planking the builder chooses.
So composite panels can be pushed into place and tabbed together.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Machete ( aka Crazy Ivan) hull shape.
Replies: 3
Views: 6255

Machete ( aka Crazy Ivan) hull shape.

There was some interest in Machete at the Worlds. I think the boat demonstrated that it was competitive. People felt they would feel willing to build a boat to this plan, but were unwilling to pay for the plywood kits. Then there were those who wanted to build a hull simplified to make sheet constru...
by Steve Clark
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Hull Shapes
Replies: 5
Views: 7476

Re: Hull Shapes

I have the profile and plan view of Bill Beavers No Go 55. I do not have the section shapes. This is his optimized Nethercot, which measures in to the one design class, but is not the same shape as the DKV shape that most associate with the Nethercot. The DKV is identified by the small near chine on...
by Steve Clark
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: Canadian Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 4832

Re: Canadian Boats

I believe that KC10 was the prototype King Ferry Canoe. It was built a little differently than the later boats in that it had a 1/4" aft deck instead of a 3/16" aft deck. It also had first generation lack of stringers in the bottom and was not as stiff as the later boats ( which also weren't very st...
by Steve Clark
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: hmmn, a mystery boat ;)
Replies: 2
Views: 6559

Re: hmmn, a mystery boat ;)

That, my friend, is a Saroca. I boat that was supposed to be a sailboat rowing boat and canoe all in one thermoformed package. They were going to take over the world with this great concept, but didn't. There were a wide variety of reasons for this, but mostly the boat wasn't really good enough. You...
by Steve Clark
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: Canoes in Michigan?
Replies: 4
Views: 10656

Re: Canoes in Michigan?

There are a bunch of old ICs in Michigan in the hands of Don Campbell. There are some King Ferry boats and the best boat of the lot is probably Hearts and Crabs , which was the boat I built for Bob Greenlee in 1984 or so. None would be competitive, but would probably be pretty good rides. Don collec...
by Steve Clark
Wed May 13, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: You Tube Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 13875

Re: You Tube Videos

https://youtu.be/UhWzPG4GV8Q
They do it it Texas.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA
Replies: 58
Views: 71788

Re: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA

Not to nit pick: USA 249 is "Log Theory Mk 1" And USA 250 is "Log Theory Mk 2" Story goes like this: After 2007 I thought, "I bet you can build Chris' String Theory" design or something very close to it using Phil Stevenson's "Hollow Log" tortured ply technique." What followed was a request for Chri...
by Steve Clark
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Daggerboard/ rudder box
Replies: 2
Views: 6700

Re: Daggerboard/ rudder box

Good question! In the bad old days, the fundamental fixed point was the bottom corner of the stern. However this point wasn't necessarily always in the same place. This was particularly true of the "fish tail" boats built by Colin Brown and John Ellis which has a hinged rudder box that went clear ou...
by Steve Clark
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Which Trophy?
Replies: 2
Views: 6066

Re: Which Trophy?

This is the ACA Sailing Challenge Trophy which is competed annually at the ACA Encampment at Sugar Island.
Famously won by Uffa Fox, and many lesser Americans.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: 'Wild Venture' in Yachts and Yachting
Replies: 6
Views: 7816

Re: 'Wild Venture' in Yachts and Yachting

Criteria for Judging a Dive 0: Completely Failed ½ - 2: Unsatisfactory 2½ - 4½: Deficient 5 - 6½: Satisfactory 7 - 8: Good 8½ - 9½: Very good 10: Excellent Five Basic Elements of a Dive When judging a dive, five basic elements need to be considered with equal importance before awarding a score. Star...
by Steve Clark
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Ian Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 3631

Re: Ian Smith

Sorry to hear.
I hope the boats are amusing in Heaven.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Measurement Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 35767

Re: Measurement Practice

Because it doesn't just follow he butts. After it turns the bilge it becomes "waterlines" except that it isn't necessarily parallel to the DWL. The sheer height does not have to be the same across the 2 meter span, so the tape will angle a bit as if you were sanding with a long board. Working on the...