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

: Carl,

: Btw, was thinking today (yeah I know bad thing ) I really liked your idea of
: the slightly cambered light ply inner hull. Perhaps could be done with
: 1/8" aircraft birch. Not checked for sure on the weight, but pretty
: sure it would be light enough. Scarfing 1/8" is an interesting
: experience though.

: You know the whole outer hull might be able to be built with tortured ply
: too, there's not a heck of alot of curve in these very fine hulls, a
: perfect recipe for tortured ply. Perhaps the entire hull in 1/8"
: aircraft birch? Would only then require very minimal framing more for
: connecting the two hulls than for stiffening each hull. Would though I
: suspect be fairly fragile, course ski's are that.

: After my trip south I'm gonna work on a SOF version with a single chine, two
: chines make for a much prettier hull shape, but add complexity, something
: not needed in an experimental boat, for me at least.

: Bill H.

Bill - I bet you're right - once the hull shape is settled the boat could probably be designed as a full stitch and glue. SOF is better for prototyping, obviously - I plan to do it as a full SOF with no ply on the tunnels - I'm thinking of 2 chines on the outside of the hulls, 1 inside. I'm still thinking hollow foam hulls down the line, maybe a foam stripper...

On a side note, can you recommend an epoxy for glueing the frame? I need one that will do the filleting on the bulkhead/frame connections that you mentioned earlier. I'll probably have to do some scarfing to make stringers long enough. I'm thinking I may start with the 16' version after all, too tired after paddling today to make up my mind....

Cheers, Carl

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