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Great Auk modifications
By:Jim Maginel
Date: 10/12/1998, 1:16 pm

Having just obtained Nick's book, I am contemplating which design to build. Since my paddling skills are somewhat greater than my stripbuilding experience, I am leaning toward the Great Auk, but would like to know if anyone has reduced the width of the forms to increase efficiency. A one inch reduction is what I have in mind--can anyone comment on whether this would be effective, or catastrophic?

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Great Auk modifications
Jim Maginel -- 10/12/1998, 1:16 pm
Re: Great Auk modifications
Nick Schade -- 10/12/1998, 2:09 pm