What do you think - entering a Cardboard Boat Regatta unlimited class

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by spartans_78, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Sure hope we didn't lose George Jr here . . . - :oops:

    George, are you out there ? - :)

    What materials do you have in mind for your pontoon boat ? - :cool:

    Good luck with the project !!
    Edit = added emoticons
     
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  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    It (post: #41 - #43 ) was unjust and unfair criticizing a nice contribution (post: #39), which surprised me because I know you as an author of usually knowledgeable and helpful posts all around these forums.
    Edit reason is erasing a too harsh part.
     
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  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Angelique, I take your criticism with good grace, I just suppose I don't regard cardboard (rightly or wrongly) as being a practical material for boat construction. Not as impractical as barb-wire, though. :)
     
  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Thanks Mr. E for taking the criticism with good grace, and after reading it back I see I've said too much there, so I've erased that part, and I'm sorry it was out there.

    On topic, I do share your opinion about cardboard boats for practical use in general, but as this thread originated with the construction of a boat which was intended for entering a Cardboard Boat Regatta, just like in Gonzo's race, there was no other choise than to choose for this material with also limitations in waterproofing the surface, which all has the advantage that participation in the race stays cheap which keeps it accessible to everyone.
     
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    No worries !
     
  6. alan craig
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    Gonzo - a bit late but: your cardboard canoe was nicely modelled!
    Still looking forward to some pictures from the OP.
     

  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    That sounds as comfortable as a stucco bathtub . . .
     
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