After a lot of research and testing, I will be attempting to build a 20'
dual outrigger decked sea canoe (speed, ability to mount oars and use as
scull, 1 or 2 person convertable, were desired)
Center 1/3 hull will be one piece 3mm mahogany ply, curved into a 22" or
so round/deep V shape reminiscent of a racing kayak. Fiberglassed below
Bow and stern sides will be 7.5" wide ply strips, scarfed onto center section.
Bow and stern below this will be made from mold cast off styrofoam/glass plug.
Decks of lighter weight luan,***pit coaming will mount sliding seat/s.
Seat rollers will be hung from coaming to keep hull from spreading.
Outriggers (normally dry, only for entry/exit and reserve stability) will
be mounted at ends of coaming. Oarlocks mounted on outriggers. If this
works, I will make it so another boat can be joined and a *** or deck
added, allowing them to be used to carry extra people or outsized loads
(albeit in light seas and for short distances).
The reason I am using this composite method is to eliminate as much
stitching and complex construction as possible, hopefully reducing
deadwood, drag, and weight from the nose and tail. Also, to enable easy
modification of nose or tail.
Overall, any opinions?
Satellite Beach, FL USA