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Hairie"s South Wind Build.

Post by hairymick » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:59 am

Hi guys, been workin on a custom job that Matt has designged for me.

He has called her South Wind and at 17'9" ,is a little longer than his beautiful North Wind. is also a little skinnier and lower with less panels.

I have only just started the build with all panels cut & trimmed today and Started the first of the Butt joints.

No piccies of the build worth posting yet but here are a couple of the concept drawings. i think she is going to be one pretty boat. :D



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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
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Post by Kayak Jack » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:07 pm

I think, Mick, that you will like this boat a lot. For my money, a decked, solo canoe is the end all of boats. And, this is a good one. I'm prejudiced, yes. But when you're right - it's OK to be prejudiced. ;-}}
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Post by Oldsparkey » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:13 pm

Mick

If you don't mind how about sharing with us the width and height of this one , since we know it is 17 1/2 in length. "O" can you also approximate the weight when finished and the amount of rocker in her.

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Post by jem » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:28 pm

28" max beam.

Rocker: Not much at all. 2" forward and 1" aft.

She was modeled to closely resemble the Sea-1 by Clipper Canoes: http://clippercanoes.com/boat_specs.php?model_id=126
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Post by hairymick » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:55 pm

About 14" Max height.

Couldn't help myself. :oops:
A couple of piccies.

Panels cut & stacked
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First panel butted

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Post by Kayak Jack » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:36 pm

Hey, Mick. Whatchya gettin your wife for Valentine's Day? Another boat? You sure know how to sweep a woman right back on her feet.


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Post by hairymick » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:31 pm

Hey Jack,

Funny you should mention that.

I promised Robin that I wouldn't tell anybody that its her 50th birthday..
Velentines day just happens to be very close to it. :twisted:

As a surprise, will be taking her here for a couple of days. Dja reckon there might be a couple of brownie points in it for me? :D :D
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Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by Oldsparkey » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:43 pm

I noticed they have a listing for fishing , why do I think Mick's wife will be enjoying the pool while he is out fishing. Silly me :roll:

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Post by hairymick » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:35 pm

I noticed they have a listing for fishing , why do I think Mick's wife will be enjoying the pool while he is out fishing. Silly me
Chucky, Even I am not silly enough to do something like that.
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Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by dangermouse01 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:43 pm

Hey Mick;
Not to familiar with the decked canoes (yet), what is the seating in the one you are building? Some drawings look like it is meant to be paddled solo, some look like it can be a tandem.
Just wondering.

Stupid cold weather, then 4 days of rain, now cold again has slowed my build down a bit.

DM

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