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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Oh yeah, I guess I should warn you:
This is not a simple Brent style one seam cut origami hull. This is "advanced origami" with three longitudinal cuts per side and two vertical cuts per side. The longl. cuts are quite a bit longer than Brent's. They go to just short of the ends. I just can't get enough control of the shape with one cut. It's more welding work but more control. I am determined not to let the method dictate the shape. But I have it "smashed out", i.e. unfolded so it can all be cut from one flat sheet per side. It looks really strange flattened out.
I could post the smashed version but I'm not sure I want to give away all my treasure yet. I'd hate to have someone run off and start cutting while we are still playng with the basic design.
Nice shape! Looks a bit tippy, but when I dropped the seat 3 1/2 inches in mine, the stability increased greatly. You only need it high enough to kepo your butt out of the bilge water.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"