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Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost

: Hi again Carl,

: Did a rough calculation about the plywood insides, using 4mm okoume, without
: lightening holes the ply itself would weigh nearly 30 lbs. for the two
: inside edges. Too much.

: So, guess I'll work on a redesign using only stringers on the inside as well
: as the outside. SOF using Tom's designs can be very light, this design
: with 4 sides instead of two should be slightly heavier I'd think, but
: should easily be able to be in the 30 lb. range if you're careful.

: Bill H.

Yikes - that's a lot of weight - I figured on the ply being at least 50% void with lightening holes, but that's still be too much weight. I guess it's all bulkhead & stringers. 30 pounds would be amazing, my goal is 40 for the first try. If it isn't at the bottom of the East River, you'll have to come check it out in the fall when you visit the Garden State. And thanks for the vote, I keep calling it the Sea Sled, so I think that name is going to stick.
Later, Carl

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