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by Dave S
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fram plans
Replies: 3
Views: 3584


Alternative is to trace the ful size patterns onto Masonite. It helps to paint the pieces white or some other light color so the pencil marks show up. You can then tack the masonite to your frame stock and ise a pattern bit in your router to cut to the lines. yeil;ds a very nice cut. For more on thi...
by Dave S
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bingham
Replies: 6
Views: 7475


The Flicka and i believe the Allegra also (not sure on that one) were designed and drawn by Bruce Bingham many moons ago. The Flicka was initially sold as a plan set from Rudder Magazine.

Is Bingham still around / alive? does he still or can he still sell those plans?


Dave S
by Dave S
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Another Hankinson update
Replies: 10
Views: 22411

Barry,'s my two cents. You guys should offer to buy the rights to the plans with a portion of each plan sold going back to Ken with the understanding that he has no responsibility to answer questions. You folks have been in the Boat Plans biz for more years than I know and should be able ...
by Dave S
Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Crewed by two.
Replies: 7
Views: 4429

Roller Furling can be added to almost any sailboat with some mods to the jibstay and sail. Roller Rurling for the main is possible but is very costly and erquires a new mast and boom sometimes. As far as size goes, there are 20 footers out there that have crossed oceans. The Flicka has an impressive...
by Dave S
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet and Gaff Rig???
Replies: 10
Views: 5658


I've noticed that on the boats that offer Gaff Rigs and also BMU rigs, that the gaff rig seems to be stepped a bit farther forward. I'm sure this has to do with the center of effort. There must be a formula out there somewhere.

by Dave S
Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: inboard for tango
Replies: 4
Views: 4477

air coolde

There was a book out there somewhere regarding powering boats with Air Cooled (Lawn Mower) engines. All that I have seen photos of are of the Cajun Style Scow type boats with an exrended prop that raises and loswer for shallow draft operation. I would think that you would need some sort of Auxiliary...