C. Morejohn is Brainwashing my freind

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  1. clodgo
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    Thanks Safie,

    I'll look into it. I was out on the water today and it occurred to me that half of the people out there are either drunk or stupid so I'm altering the design to include a cowcatcher style ramming device of some sort. It may also be advantageous to be able to submerge occasionally.

    Back to the drawing board...

    Chris
     
  2. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    They are both...
     
  3. kengrome
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    Cute little boat!

    Kind of reminds me of my concept of designing 'barrel boats' by taking big barrels and chopping a section out of one end for the cockpits ... :)

    I think you'll need more than water ballast to keep her upright in a gust, and more than chine runners to keep her off a lee shore, but I sure like the shape for such a short little thing. How long is she, 9 feet?
     
  4. Knut Sand
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    Meanz is pretty correct in his correction there, there are some areas where you may find intelligent life. It can however take som time to find it. In a small boat, you will find out that care for your next (like in the Biblical sense), is not a too deeply rooted in all boaters..... So;

    Skip the Cowcatcher, add this:

    http://www.whalingtimes.com/Harpoon Gun Diagram Page.htm

    In a small boat, respect is what you need. ehhh, well the line may be skipped, or not.... If they actually are going in the direction you're intended, it can be a free ride...:D
    (but, then; do not aim for the waterline...).
     
  5. verbertus
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    Ok, nice, almost philosophical thread, but didn't the original poster mention Chris Morejohn?

    I contacted him some years ago about the possibility of a new design, a 6 to 8 meter ocean going sharpie. I asked him if he would be willing to design this small sharpie for me in his Hogfish/ Matt Layden style. (No keel, no board).

    I received a very enthousiastic response, telling me he was really ready to design something in this size.
    After I replied with some of my amateur designer ideas, I never heard from him again! Now, before you think "ah, amateur ideas...", I had given the subject a lot of careful thought, based on my seasailing experience.

    My question is, I guess, who's Chris Morejohn? Can someone tell me a bit more about him?
    Or maybe the question is: what's the reason some designers are so uncooperative, when offered the chance to create something unique?

    Thanks!
    Verbertus
     
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    Who knows? I mean, when we get down to it who is Obama Bin Liner when he's at home anyway? who am I? do I care? Well?
     
  7. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    because they like the easy work that pays alot,,,yours was either to hard (doesnt sound it) or he figured he couldnt get enough money outta ya for it.
     
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Aye, a bit 'o both methinks one! No fame either, and yer dsigners like their fame they do!!
     
  9. verbertus
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    Ha, no, I really don't care about who is Chris Morejohn in his private life. I am asking about him as a designer/boatbuilder, the creative guy who dared to construct his Hogfish boats.
     
  10. safewalrus
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    Who? what did he do? what's a hogfish boat? does it matter? wellnot to most of the world anyway so he obviously don't account for much, 'cept maybe to his bank manager!!
     
  11. verbertus
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    verbertus Junior Member

    and sail them across oceans.
     
  12. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    again why?
     
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  13. verbertus
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    verbertus Junior Member

    Here's some info

    No keel, goes to windward with centerboard raised
     
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    masalai masalai

    Oh a flat bottomed barge?
     

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