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Re: Fillets at stem and s
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Jul 17, 2007
George sez: "Kurt probably uses less fillet but he worries more about a half ounce than I do! I think he and his last boat together weigh around 119 pounds. Hey Kurt! Any progress on that canoe yet?"
I reply: Pffffttt...! I wish. The Fat Boy here tips the scales at an incredible 155 lbs, for your information, and the boat, a little Greenland style thing I designed myself, and built as a hybrid, weighs in at a hefty 28 lbs.
I had an interesting experience when I retrofitted the cockpit in my Cormorant (another hybrid): knocking out the aft bulkhead just about required a sledge hammer, and liked to tear the boat up getting it out. And all that was holding it in was little ol' fillets of maybe 50-cent piece radius on either side. Wow! So now I use tiny little itsy bitsy fillets.
Nope, still a no-go on the canoe, just way too friggin WET around here. It just won't stop raining for anything! Bleah!!
In Response to: Re: Fillets at stem and s by George K on Jul 17, 2007
- Re: Fillets at stem and s by Chris J. on Jul 17, 2007
- fillets- rule of thumb by Charlie Jones on Jul 18, 2007
- 155 lbs? That's it, Kurt. by Robert N Pruden on Jul 18, 2007