strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

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strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by tx river rat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:54 am

Matt has sent me the plans for this boat and I think it will be a mover.
I started gathering the wood over the last few days and will keep you informed.
Ron

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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by rodot » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:05 pm

Looking forward with great interest. I reckon that this will be one heck a boat. I'm jealous already.

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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by jem » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:18 pm

It won't be a hull you stand up and cast from, but it should be quite fast. I think it would keep pace with the 17' North Wind with minimal load on board. As the payload goes up, I think the 17' would do better.
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by tx river rat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:02 pm

my 17 ft Northwind is the ultimant tripping boat in my opion. I havent even come close to payload capacity on her.
This boat should be my racing long distance light boat.
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by Earvin » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:32 pm

I have got to stop reading these posts. After reading about yours and Darrells Northwinds I did a bit of reading about the orgins of them and Verlan Kruger's adventures. Bad idea - now the Northwind is on my list of boats :roll: .
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by tx river rat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:07 pm

Earvin
To me the Northwind is my sweeties boat out of the 15 or 16 I have built ,you cant go wrong with it.
Verlan was a paddling dude.
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by Earvin » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:12 am

I hear ya Ron. Looking forward to watching this build.
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by Mick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:35 am

Earvin wrote:I hear ya Ron. Looking forward to watching this build.
X2 :mrgreen:

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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by Darrells » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Earvin,
You won't go wrong building a NorthWind. Both the S&G and the Stripper are sweet boats to paddle.
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Re: strip Northwind 15-9 by 26

Post by tx river rat » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:48 pm

started ripping strips for this boat. It will be 90% western red cedar
I an sort of excited been awhile since I smelled saw dust.
Ron

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