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Re: How wide a paddle slo
Posted by Alan Speakman on Jan 10, 2007
I've enjoyed your work...
As for the size of your paddle slot... That's probably going to be a function of your position on the trampoline, paddle length, stroke, etc.
How about this... You obviously have a great CAD design and you most likely know where the waterline will be and the location/orientation of the paddler relative to the appropriate water conditions... No doubt that you know the paddle length... How about if you set up a simple testbed in the shop using chairs, sawhorses work benches, or whatever... Then simulate paddling your craft and taking real-time measurements of the stroke - length and breadth... Toss in a 10% - 20% elbow room, and take it from there...
Just a thought,
In Response to: How wide a paddle slot? by Brian Cunningham on Jan 9, 2007