The ugly duck is started

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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by Darrells » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:28 pm

That is a FAST boat. Looks good too.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by jem » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:53 pm

she looks trimmed well but you might want to try for balanced on each end. Just to see if it moves any more efficient.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:12 pm

Matt
Explain that more please.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by jem » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:59 am

It looks like the nose is trimmed up just a tad. Can you balance so the bow and stern are the same height to see how it feels? Just an idea.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:44 pm

I think it is time to take a saw to the duck.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:48 pm

Finally had time to get the Duck back in the garage and start finishing her and laying out the Hatches.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by hairymick » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:19 am

G'day Ron,

Bloody good job mate!

I love the lines of this boat.

Re trim, I agree with Matt only I would go even a little further. Try trimming her so she is just a little deeper in the bow than the stern. She will still part the water like a spear :D and the raised stern will assist in minimising drag in the back end of the boat.

Matt, for what my opnion might be worth, (probably very little :oops: ) I would recommend listing these plans.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:26 am

Hey Mick
Glad to see you back on here ,missed that Aussie humor.
Your dead on about trimming the bow down a little more,the first time I paddled her I was sitting foreward about 3 inches ,made a heck of a difference.
The white pine I used for the hull is the stiffest boat I own.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Sat May 29, 2010 8:52 pm

Finally got to finishing out the Duck. I got her sanded and and the black put on the bottom.
Tomorrow will be time to put on the varnish and start rigging her. Pics tomorrow.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Sun May 30, 2010 6:41 pm

Put the second coat of varnish on today.

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She is starting to slick up.

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Good sanding tomorrow and then the finish coat. If the rain holds off. :shock:
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