Row boat design review

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  1. DATC
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    tossing together a rowboat
     

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  2. DATC
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    more views

    mold front and back view
     

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    layout?

    this has been a 2 weekend project so far
     

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  4. Submarine Tom

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    I like it.

    Suggest you build it out of card board first, 1" = 1'.

    Best case, you'll have a beautiful model to hang from your ceiling.

    Worst case, you'll realize it just isn't going to go together the way you thought it would...
     
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    I like the idea of making a small model,
     
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  6. Waterwitch
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    Just eyballing your design, which does not show a designed waterline. It looks as if your boat does not have much form stability and will be quite tippy feeling. Looks slow also with a lot of wetted area and rocker.
     
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    I'm just guessing, that its going to be a bit tipsy.
     
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    waterline pic

    the first picture is waterline with dog in rear, 2nd dog in front, 3rd dog rowing, 4th overloaded (waterline 18' long 32" wide), 5th overloaded with dog in front and last is overloaded with dog in rear.
     

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  9. NoEyeDeer
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    Ok, spill the beans. How did you teach the third dog to row?

    You might want to take a close look at this before you get carried away: http://www.angusrowboats.com/Cruisingrowboat.html
     
  10. Petros
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    I have only been in a few rowing shells, but I have been in a lot of sea kayaks and canoes over the last 40 years and have built some 12 or more sea kayaks. My comments are based on those experiences.

    both of those designs are going to be very tender on the keel, it will take a lot of practice to be comfortable using them IMO, but it can be done. These designs are not suited for a sail at all, they will be very difficlut to control and keep up right. good rowing hulls are not good sailing hulls. Also, a very low volumn hull for rowing will not have a lot of cargo capacity, it will have to be a compromise at best.

    Two suggestions, go with a wider flatter hull, like 3 ft beam. It will be slow as a row boat but will be much more useful for camping and travel, and it will be able to carry a small sail without the drama of a narrow hull. the other option might be to have an outrigger with a fabric deck between the main hull and the sponson for sailing and camping, and than for rowing you use it with less cargo and without the sail and outrigger. More equipment I know, but it will still give you a sleek rowing hull.
     
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    this guy here has plans for a rowing and sailing hull with a small cabin for remote travel. He has used it around Puget Sound. It is 18' long and 43" wide.

    http://scotdomergueblog.wordpress.com/

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  12. DATC
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    good info petros. I have a small sail from a 10ft walker bay dingy, and I have pods on my row rig that mounts to the boat, left overs. My design is 18' 4" long and 40" wide. I like that boat! good info on that website.
     
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    My Dog has given up on rowing, he'll climb into the sailboat and go find a bed, but if he sees the rowing rig, he wont come within 50ft of it. that website was good too.
     
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  14. NoEyeDeer
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    The Angus ones aren't meant to be sleek. They're only for stability at anchor and are sized for easy storage.
     

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    Mine were just left over.
     
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