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

: 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

Btw, I have identified a potential problem building this thing SOF. Since it's an asymetrical hull, the stringers won't tend to keep the hull straight, more curve on one side will tend to want to pull the other side to a curved shape that you won't want. Once the joints are epoxied this shouldn't be a problem, but keeping it straight until the epoxy hardens will mean you'll likely need a special building jig. Perhaps laminating the stringers from thinner stock would help? The solution to this I'll likey find as I build it. I've also thought that gussets between the frames and the stringers on the hull's outsides may make building it easier. Can be very light ply gussets, done often in aircraft construction which is very similiar to this method.

Bill H.

Bill H.

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