TEOTWAWKI Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by hoytedow, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Is't paddling a bit more like slapping the water...
    where rowing is pulling yourself ahead ? :rolleyes:

    If you paddle your legs are going to have to make double time, once for left and once for right and... I thought you like four stroke but this is two stroke.
     
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  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Well, it floats.

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  3. HelicopterJohn
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    HelicopterJohn HelicopterJohn

    Sea Trials

    Hi,

    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Judging from the debris in the water that must be the Hillsborough River. ;)

    John
     
  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Withlacoochee River at Silver Lake. Thanks :)
     
  5. HelicopterJohn
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    HelicopterJohn HelicopterJohn

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    Hi,

    Man, the Honda motor looks really sweet! Bet it purrs like a kitten.

    John
     
  6. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It has under 2 hours on it now. Purr it does.
     
  7. Wavewacker
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    Nice!

    I would have gotten a ticket for failure to display registration numbers having a motor in it!

    I hope what ever your TEOTWAWKI incedent isn't too big of a deal, not sure how long you can stay out, but it's a cool little boat! :D
     
  8. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Bloody awesome Hoyte ! It floats in the... mud.

    Where's the youtube video ! Come on, make a 2 minutes one.
    Well done and I hope she gives you many pleasurable hours.
    What does she feel like ?

    I see there's a chain on the tank. Does it double as an anchor ? :D
     
  9. Submarine Tom

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    Hey!

    I love the tattle-tale water lines showing the load line!

    GPS speed yet?

    2 hours, nicely done there skipper!

    What a great small craft. ... Oops, I mean Yacht!

    Congratulations mate!

    Well done!

    Bravo!

    Encoure...
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It has all the reg numbers. I took it up to about 6 mph/10kmh for brief moments. It is very fuel thrifty with almost a full tank at the end of the trip.
    There were many small water plants blown up to the shore line where the photo was taken. Not really very muddy but lots of organic matter. Outside of view were 2 2-gallon gas tanks in addition to the one shown, all minus ethanol. :)
     
  11. Boat Design Net Moderator
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    Boat Design Net Moderator Moderator

    Nicely done, and congratulations! And thanks again very much for sharing this build on the forum here.
     
  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Thanks, Moderator Jeff. I had a blast building it. Now I have to dream up another one. :)

    This forum did more for me than I did for it.

    I will share my findings as I grow more accustomed to the boat.
     
  13. Silver Raven
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    Gooday Hoy-hoy. SUPA - congrats - big time ! ! !

    Is that a cat fish or an eel - belly-up behind the trusty fishing expadition vessel ???

    Next on your list will be bbq area on the shore.

    Nice project & tnx for sharing. ciao, james
     
  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Thanks. The catfish/eel is actually a broken branch/driftwood/water hazard.
     

  15. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Oh I can hear it now --George pack up that Ham gear I gave you we've decided there's room for a comm. station afterall-- Good for you old boy --a job well done ---Geo
     
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