Heh Duluthboats...

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Sean Herron, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Sean Herron
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    Sean Herron Senior Member

    Hello...

    Duluth - for whatever reason - my local mag shop had the August release of Woodenboat - you MUST pick it up...

    Has great article and cover photo of an all electric cruiser from Australia and another article on kitchen rudders - great stuff...

    Stayed in bed late this morning reading (not just looking at the pretty pictures) and poking my hungover and snoring wife with a sharpened toe nail... :)

    Yup...

    SH.
     
  2. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Herron,
    Get back to painting that house before the wife wakes up!
    If you know what's good for you... :)

    Baker
     
  3. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    Sean,

    Thanks for thinking about me; I’m a long time subscriber, we have discussed the rudder article in another thread. It is kind of wild that they had the Nomad II on the cover with a great article and the Kitchen rudder article in the same issue. I’m either becoming normal or the rest of the world is starting to think more like me. :eek:

    Don’t get any paint on those pretty pictures.

    Gary :D
     
  4. Sean Herron
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    Sean Herron Senior Member

    Electrics...

    Hello...

    I have convinced myself and my wife (WHICH CLOSES ALL) that electrics is the way to go...

    Even on my little Oday 22 - a Honda generator is the same size as my gas tank - is less maintenance than my OB - produces 120 at 60 HZ on four outlets - runs for 8 hours on one litre of go juice - is all aluminum and draws little air and can be sound proofed into my STB locker...

    That on two batts and a reg and then to an Etec powered OB leg and what do I have - VERY little maintenance - no hull resonance - everyone can talk while 'powering' past the bouys for a sail set...

    120 for a 0.5 cubit ft. micro - pressure washer - etc...


    Gosh - I mean Gosh - this all makes sense - I am going to sell the noisy Evinrude - and do it...

    SH.
     
  5. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    LOL!! Is there life between go-fast and sail? There are some here on the forum and else where that thinks electric will be the next major expansion in the boating industry. I happen to agree. I don’t know if go-slow will ever catch on. Even the sail people mostly talk about how fast their boat will go. Maybe when gas is $3.50 a gallon.
     
  6. ErikG
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    ErikG Senior Member

    Duluth...
    It's already at (er... over) 3.50/gallon here...
    IIRC a gallon is about 4 metric litres. we curently pay around 11 skr/litre.
    with an excchangerate at around 1USD=7.90skr we pay $5.5/ 4 litres...

    Hey paying tax is fun aint it...
     
  7. artemis
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    artemis Steamboater

    I am continually amazed by how much the meaning of the words "pleasure boating" has changed. When I grew up (scratches white beard :D ) "pleasure boating" meant spending several relaxing hours on relatively placid waters, sometimes fishing, sometimes just relaxing. Guess that's why I still prefer steamboating. Bill Durham said it best: "I measure my boat's speed in fun-per-mile, not miles-per-hour". Still my preferred method of measurement.
     

  8. JonathanCole
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    JonathanCole imagineer

    I rate my boating on hours per dollar. If I have 100 dollars to spend on boating, I would much rather get 50 hours per $100 than 25 hours. It is not so important how fast the boat is going, but how long I can remain on the water.
     
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