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post #10 of Old 04-05-2011
P35juniper
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I'd say make a sailable float, if you can get 24 foot pontoons, deck it over with 80 16 foot 2X4s would be better if you could get 3 pontoons one down the middle to help suport the mast, at least a beam in the middle to tie all the 2X4s together, I've thought of simalar using 55 gallon drums, insteat of a centerboard think about lee boards,

Then later if it all work well you could build up some arc beams and put a tramp in it and sail it fast. then build up a pair of foil hulls and and

bottom line go for it, sound fun
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