Dan's Pelagic

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by Manjimike » Tue May 18, 2010 7:47 am

How are you going Dan - your health and your project

Cheers Mike

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by AlohaDan » Tue May 18, 2010 2:21 pm

It looks like I beat Mr. "C".

Should be getting the boat in the water in the next month.

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by jem » Tue May 18, 2010 5:02 pm

AlohaDan wrote:It looks like I beat Mr. "C".

Should be getting the boat in the water in the next month.
Great to hear on both accounts... especially the first!
-Matt. Designer.

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by Manjimike » Tue May 18, 2010 6:13 pm

Sincere congratulations :D :D

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by scottrunnr » Wed May 19, 2010 9:36 am

Congratulations!

Do you have any recent pic's of the boat? I'd love to see it!

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by AlohaDan » Wed May 19, 2010 1:43 pm

Soon

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by AlohaDan » Fri May 21, 2010 12:42 am

OK here's a couple to hold you.

Coming down the home stretch.

Here's the seat. Checking clearance which is tight, I can rotate to aft position. With foot braces to be added aft, and fighting belt should be able to handle Mr. Ahi (In Hawaii commonly meaning tuna 100 lbs+).

May not be able to use it in kayak only mode(without sailing ama) Note CG of your butt is raised almost three inches. We will see

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by AlohaDan » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:15 pm

Finally on the water today

The Good
Works well with Hobie Drive.
Paddles well.
Makeshift rudder is OK for the moment.

Bad

Weighs close to 100 lbs.. If I account for Hobie sailing fittings and drive well I'm still at 70-75 lbs. Probably too much glass in there. :evil:

A bit tipsy.But probably just need getting used to. If these plans are used for paddle boat, suggest lowering seat area a couple of inches and should be fine. As it is I'm going to have the seat raised further (see pics in previous post). But I'm not worried as that will be in sail configuration with two ama.

The ugly

Leaks like a sieve. :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Hope I can find it. I did do light checks and some water testing during construction and did not anticipate this.I suspect it's in the vicinity of the the Hobie drive well.

More pics in a few days.

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by Manjimike » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:30 am

How has it been going Dan?
Sort out the leaks?

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Mike

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Re: Dan's Pelagic

Post by AlohaDan » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:11 pm

Leaks under control. But the weight along with coffee farm chores has put this baby on the back burner.

Will try to see how she does under sail. Maybe some extra propulsion will help. Also need to redo rudder.

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