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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-01-2011 01:44 AM
mitiempo That's how Rage is built, isn't it? She has proven pretty durable - and fast!
06-01-2011 01:18 AM
bobperry My second choice would be wood veneers over a foam core. That is a great way to build a strong and light boat if you have the labor skill to do the wood part. JAKATAN, my 41' schooner, was built that way and its a crackerjack boat in everey way.
06-01-2011 12:39 AM
blt2ski I think I have seen the wood one around a bit. Possibly in the woody section at opening day this year. Pretty boat.

Not that I have had one, but a foam core hull would be on my top of th elist, if nothing else, altho I could be wrong, but from an insulation stand point, light wt, and there should be no issues with rot like wood. But how I would love to have my little Glen-L 8-ball I built in r high at times......one of these days may I will build another, now there is a S&G version with a dagger board which I would have preferred over the CB version I had..........I digress......

Marty
06-01-2011 12:17 AM
mitiempo Interesting Bob. What is your second choice?
05-31-2011 06:20 PM
bobperry Wombster:
I'd go grp with a foam core. No question.
05-31-2011 06:15 PM
tdw
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Here's a pic of NIGHT RUNNER. Her nickname in Seattle racing circles is THE MAYFLOWER.
Maestro,

You are the client. You have no budget restraints, within reason. What is your choice of hull material ? Don't go all exotic on me.

Now Fuzzballl is the client and fuzzball has no budget restraints. I really do like the idea of aluminium but ending up with a hull that looks as pretty as NightRunner would probably sway me to cold moulded.
05-31-2011 11:27 AM
bobperry Here's a pic of NIGHT RUNNER. Her nickname in Seattle racing circles is THE MAYFLOWER.
05-31-2011 11:23 AM
WanderingStar
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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I should correct myself. NIGHT RUNNER is only 32 years old.
But it has been around Cape Horn and it has plenty of miles on it.
LOL, well, she's practically new! My strip planked ketch (designed by WD Knott) is 43 years old, but I can't imagine she ever won any races. Her design very traditional (enlarged from the 36' gaff schooner Aries). But she's also tight and sound.
05-31-2011 10:17 AM
bobperry I should correct myself. NIGHT RUNNER is only 32 years old.
But it has been around Cape Horn and it has plenty of miles on it.
05-31-2011 08:59 AM
stephaneg
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In all due respect, there is some confusion here. A cold molded boat can be any combination of wood venners or wood veneers over strip planking. There is no one recipe for a cold molded skin. If you putn a core of foam beween cold molded skins then I would call that a "composite" boat. That is a very good way to build.

As for longevity: My cold molded NIGHT RUNNER just won it's class and was First Overall in the Swiftsure Race this weeekend against some very fast and fancy competition.

NIGHT RUNNER is 35 yers old!
Thanks! i unerstand now better
S
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