crazy canoe cat

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by captainsideburn, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. captainsideburn
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  2. hoytedow
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    A fun outing it was, to be sure!
     
  3. keysdisease
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    Awesome in its simplicity. The crossarm that carries the mast also carries the stays and the leeboards. I wonder what that alum looking tube is that looks lashed to the fore and aft beam on centerline?

    I would have liked to see the steering.

    Looks well thought out and they seem to sailing along very nicely.

    Cool Steve
     
  4. magwas
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    Here is the page of the builder. The shortest vid makes a quick tour of the canoe.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/c3hercules

    I am not sure whether I understand what I am seeing. I think the alu tube seems to be the handle of the tiller, while it seems that the backstay is footed in the shaft of the rudder/back foil.
    This boat is built to make impossible to break any ONE thing. Ingenious.
     
  5. keysdisease
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    Thanks Magwas,

    Yes its the tiller extension, and its lashed which indicates a well balanced boat to sail w helm unattended for that long.
     
  6. Stevo
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    Hey all. I call it Nufoiler Canoemaran. The large alum is a Sunfish mast I brought just for GP. The tiller/extension is not lashed but the pivot bolt contacts the spine well enough that you can set it and trim it a few degrees. I just threw it together two years ago. Its got two rudders now, but that designs' gonna get scrapped soon anyway, wider is better
    check out the fast vid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0xTZH3nYAw
     

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    Are the canoes identical, same make and model?

    I have a 16' canoe, chepie made of Rolex and I was thinking about getting anouther just like it and doing the same. Use some fiberglass tent poles and add some shade. Also thought of a hard deck to cross from one hull to the other.

    Great job! Like it!
     
  8. Stevo
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    Stevo Experimentalist

    They are both "Coleman 15's" but the green is a little newer. It has two handles, one either end, and just a fuzz more arc to its length/ Stem and stern points sit about 1.5 in higher above centerline than Red. They weigh the same +/-5 lbs at 70 each. Bimini of sorts would be there's not that much room under my beam! Forget about the hard deck man, paddling is a must through that void there, unless you like dancing!
     
  9. Howaya
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    Good thing you put the red one on port and the green one on starboard. Otherwise, you'd never hear the end of it!
     

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