C. Morejohn is Brainwashing my freind

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  1. charmc
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    In a table, a leaf is a portion of the top surface designed to be either removed or folded down; conversely, to be inserted or folded up to enable more seating capacity.

    Whether his tale is true or made up, it seems Chris is enamored of wordplay. Add that to his woodworking skills and desire to design and build an "out of the box" boat and it's obvious he's offbeat enough to fit in well here. :D
     
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    Chris,

    To get back to your earlier comments: your friend is obviously jealous of the commodious belowdecks space your design has. A Morejohn sharpie of that length would have a beam of about 29 inches. By providing such a broad beam you've enabled luxury previously unheard of in a microcruiser. To heck with Morejohn and those other narrow beam guys, get a satellite TV subscription and a solar heater to make a hot tub of your water ballast, microcruise in luxury (oxymoron?)!! :D :D :D Of course, maybe he just doesn't like the forward cabin. I'd give his views weight in direct proportion to his financial or sweat contributuion to the project. ;)

    Zoe has a bit more beam than Morejohn's earlier work; closer to what you are planning. This site has good photos, including some nice interior layout shots that illustrate how much you can cram into a small space.
    http://home.alltel.net/ifida/home.alltel.net_000001.htm
     
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    Hello,

    Verbertus , Thanks for the links. As for Mr. morejohn, I think he's pretty innovative and I actually like his approach to building and design. My friend is in Florida paying him a visit and doing some minor repairs to "Hogfish", (the original I think). Anyhow, this friend of mine had been, at least to a small degree assisting me with some of my ideas and was exited to get back to Boston and help me build it! He even brought up the idea (should the design be successful) of selling the cad plans and setting it up for CNC production, and so on, blah blah blah.:rolleyes:

    My friend who I've been sending drawings to, mentioned the boat to Mr. M and he REFUSED to look at them because I am a first time boat builder. He told my friend that the boat was a stupid waste of time without even having a quick look. After a while my friend started telling me that it was a stupid waste of time, the pram is stupid, the beam is too wide, the sailplan is no good and so on. Needless to say, I'll be doing the work myself. It only makes me more determined to be honest.:p

    Charlie, Thanks, I have looked at the Paradox and I just can't imagine spending a romantic weekend with my girlfriend all crammed up in such a narrow boat. Otherwise I like the design. Also the bit about the table is true, I fixed it up as best I could and I'm using it as a desk right now! The leaves were too screwed up to put the thing in the kitchen.

    STOP SCREWING THE LEAVES IN

    Best,

    Chris
     
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    ah but was the bloke who screwed the leaves in the same bloke wot screwed the table (see the Drivel fred)
     
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    I repeat my statement about giving weight to others' comments in direct proportion to their financial or sweat contribution to the project. You gave the best possible justification for some extra beam. Enjoy. :)
     
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    Lower seat=lower COG=good. Lower mast/ boom= less capseizing arm= good.

    I think you could look at the link i found.... here somwhere in this thread, the "optimist pram" (A-jolla in Norwegian...), just to ease your mind. I'm pretty sure that the shape is pretty similar, only smaller, and it sails.... If your sail isn't working according to plan, a slight change toward an upscaled version of that for the "optimist pram" should be possible...

    The square front transom.... Ok, it will slow you down, if it is crashing into the water, but; most of the meat will be placed aft, so why shouldn't it work and go above?

    On the other hand, i'm no real sailor.... just a "tiny" hasbeen....:D
     
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    Ah, that's where I normally clip my fingers.......:rolleyes:
     
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    "he REFUSED to look at them because I am a first time boat builder"

    Pretty arrogant, methinks... If he had some common sense, he would take a short look at least, if not, only to make an opinion for himself. Without looking, its like saying "I don't like pancakes" without ever haveng tasted one....:rolleyes:

    I like your approach to this problem, will it work...? I do not know, but I'll be crossing my fingers on the day (probably not needed).:D
     
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    Hello,

    I've separated the boat into a few parts, like a ham sandwich. Lower bun is the hull, upper bun is the cabin. In between is some ham and cheese. Things are starting to taste better.
     

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    masalai masalai

    You may make a better cook than most restaurants if your carpentry and associated work are anything to go by - that feed looks quite good.... well done..... Now to build it, which I am sure will be like a walk in the park. Enjoy your pleasures...
     
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    doesnt it remind ya of those "wooden clogs"? hehe ;)
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    there was an old clodgo who sailed in a shoe,,he had so many leaks,,he didnt know what to do. ,,hehe ;)
     
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    masalai masalai

    So he can call the boat his "Little Dutch Clog" with some affection....
     
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    I've been told about the wooden clogs before, yup, it's like a shoe...:rolleyes:
     

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    masalai masalai

    And often what is "wearing it", is cute.... hehe
     
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