You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

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You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by johnnixon » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:22 pm

This guy takes the buscuit!
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Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by Barry Watkin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:12 pm

Never mind biscuit John , Friutcake comes to mind! The amazing thing is all the work (& time)he seems to of put into it! regards Barry :?:
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Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by Christian AUS » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:38 am

Cool,
Where do I get one???

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Post by SteveC » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:37 am

Christian,

You wouldn't like it mate - it's got a kite! :lol:
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Post by charlie1502 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:46 pm

SteveC wrote:Christian,

You wouldn't like it mate - it's got a kite! :lol:
Was on the tip of my tongue!
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Post by Steve Clark » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:47 pm

From these photos at least, it is also really slow.
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Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by Mudman » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:31 am

I'm still not convinced that it's not a good Photoshop job! How on earth would you keep a rig that size up on a boat that wide? And a rowing skiff would never have the stiffness to support the rig tension - or the beam not to roll over every time it tacked?
Mind you, if he has made it stiff enough and knows how not to fall over, pray he never moves into Canoes!
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Post by jimc » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:56 pm

Mudman wrote:And a rowing skiff would never have the stiffness to support the rig tension
That's easy enough. All that's needed is for the carbon structure that incorporates the wings and shroud loads to go under the shell's foredeck and pick up the jib and spinnaker tacks.
This link:-
http://www.yachtrevue.at/news-segelyach ... 42200.html
suggests it carries a small ballast keel if my interpretation of Babelfish' German/English "translation" is correct, and also suggests that the boat is stressed for a maximum of F3 winds. It seems to be on the Mondsee in Austria. Have any of our continental friends come across it?

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Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by Roger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:49 pm

jimc wrote:
Mudman wrote:And a rowing skiff would never have the stiffness to support the rig tension
That's easy enough. All that's needed is for the carbon structure that incorporates the wings and shroud loads to go under the shell's foredeck and pick up the jib and spinnaker tacks.
This link:-
http://www.yachtrevue.at/news-segelyach ... 42200.html
suggests it carries a small ballast keel if my interpretation of Babelfish' German/English "translation" is correct, and also suggests that the boat is stressed for a maximum of F3 winds. It seems to be on the Mondsee in Austria. Have any of our continental friends come across it?
Thats correct - the article mentions a "Ballast Daggerboard".
Personally i think this is the desperate attempt to achieve some fun and speed on one of the low wind venues in the alps. I sailed in my youth on the lake of constance where there was almost no wind when the weather was good in Summer. The Mondsee and some other lakes deeper in the mountains are famous for having even less wind. Only the Lake Garda or other lakes on the south side of the alps have the famous thermic winds conditions.
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Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

Post by Christian AUS » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:10 pm

charlie1502 wrote:
SteveC wrote:Christian,

You wouldn't like it mate - it's got a kite! :lol:
Was on the tip of my tongue!
Kites have their place boys, I just don't did them on IC's (bear in mind my other toys include Cherubs and 12ft skiffs....).

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