TEOTWAWKI Boat

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

  1. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    I converted to sailboats for a while but went back to powerboats. I can still stay out but I can cruise home at 28 knots. I do like the idea of sail just don't have time to cruise at 4 knots. and I don't have to climb over a center case to get in the cabin either.
     
  2. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    another one lost to the dark side.
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    I made an engine hoist. The old back thanks the old brain.
     

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  4. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    Good idea! And thanks for teaching me about Chester Nez-last of the Navajo code talkers from WWII who just died June 4th. Sorry to say I had to look it up......
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Nez
     
  5. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Mmmmm... a poor planner. The fish must chase you, not you the fish :D

    You can't save everyone :rolleyes: I too like the unclutteredness of a motor and the speed. But sailing makes it different.

    Hoyte, you had all your married life to train the wife. Now at your age you must deal with back issues as a result and come up with clever schemes to tote things around. I told you before, wiemen don't get lower back problems like we do, hence they should do the lifting and carrying of heavy stuff.

    LOL, let that be a warning to all of you :p
     
  6. Yobarnacle
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    Yobarnacle Senior Member holding true course

    Women can even carry enormous loads and their hands remain free for other tasks. They just wrap a thick circle of cloth around their head, and set a heavy loaded basket on top that nest! :)
    It's the original using your head to work rather than manual labor.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    So should I give it a girl's name, like, say, Hortense?
     
  8. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Mmmm, Hoyt did you drive so hard on the return trip you done cooked da mo--ta :D
     
  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Au contraire, mon ami, it is for the outboard motor. The truck runs like a champ. Miles per gallon averaged 21.7 towing the tdt.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    In case you thought I had abandoned the project, I haven't.
     

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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Gracias, mi buen amigo.
     
  13. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    Cool-good looking hull!
     
  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Thanks, Doug. :cool:
     

  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    "In case you thought" (past tense), suggesting we may have but we're not thinking so any more, confirmed by "I haven't" to make sure nobody thinks so just in case. By now Hoyte, we know you're not going to stop, and after this one there will be more. So when finally you leave this world for the next we won't be surprised if you take a few projects along to finish there.

    Now the only questions is, how far apart will those bulkheads end up, and where the heck is the other hull's bulkheads :eek: I know one fatten the stern some to limit rocker, but good grief, how little rocker will THAT stern have ! ;)
     
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