Get a copy of the Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction.
Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction book - WEST SYSTEM Epoxy...
Nothing really new, but seems to be well done.
And well integrated together.
I'd like to see you do one, Watson.
Thanks for the link.
Nice PR story, but little to no details/ technical detail.
That's the way it always is - I guess you have to pay to play, or...
I couldn't see the page without a survey.
And I couldn't refuse.
Difficult to get into a "fully closed boat".
Check out any SOF kayak.
You will have trouble supporting much sail area.
Do you want outriggers?...
If it is actually an aerospace material, it might be Nomex paper honeycomb core.
Much easier to just ask the seller, rather than ask a bunch of...
The Tornado clip brought back great memories, even if it was a "classic" style and completely worn out - as a student it was the...
Looks like a Moth with training wheels. Seems to sail like one also.
I got a little bored with the "smoke".
Did they ever show it taking off...
I remember a story about stringers on a power boat.
The company wanted to save money and eliminated them.
During rough water testing the hull...
If you have weave pits and want a smooth surface, fill them with epoxy or epoxy/ filler.
Sanding thru the peaks causes an immediate loss of...
Styrofoam will collapse to a very small solid when heated to 160F or so.
Aviation guy Burt Rutan would make a mandrel of styrofoam, wrap glass or...
There never was good mechanical properties shown for the system that started the thread.
No question you could fill the void, but would there be...
Everyone wants to make a profit.
And some things just cost a lot - not always for obvious reasons.
What valuable R&D have you given away?
That's what we said 20 years ago at work.
The machines that could do what we wanted just got more expensive.
Unfortunately tape placement is pretty expensive unless you have a part which is ideal for the process. You practically cannot vary the placement...
So is this all just fantasy, or is there something working now?
Your carbon fiber example is properly called tape placement or filament winding -...
Help a clueless guy.
What is ro-pax?
Only 4 beds for 70' ?
Windows on the waterline?
Sandbags on the nose?
Doesn't look like you could use a fishing pole off the stern.
Where is the...
I just noticed the picture with triangular reinforcement blocks for the bulkhead to stringers.
Works like a champ.
I did it on a kayak, it was the...
Your gunnels are going to straighten out, causing the boat to hog.
Your "substantial" keel will do the same. Unless you laminate the gunnel in...