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  2. Oh, 90hp is enough for me. Almost never go top speed and hole shot is of little importance to me. We like to cruise around 15 -18 knots and there is plenty of power for that. A 115hp is about the same weight if you want more juice. Ken
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  4. Guy, thank you I must constantly remind myself that it’s a boat not a fine piece of furniture or I’ll never be satisfied with the outcome. The mk3 kit is a great kit mark
  5. Doug- I remember your brother in his Nordic Tug snapping some pics. Thanks for posting them. Bret- So far Rosie seems to perform well in everything we have encountered. That said, we have not been in any really nasty stuff. What I will say is that she rides quite well in any chop we have had her in. I occasionally look for large ferry wakes and take them at different angles and she does nicely. She has quite a lot of waterline beam and I think that explains why she is resistant to rolling in anything we have come across. She is also relatively unaffected by weight. By that I mean passen
  6. Mark that's great! I'm toying with the idea of building the 20 MKE 3 and after watching Alan's video I was hoping that the outboard well would be an option. Your hull looks great --- Guy ---
  7. Thanks to Von for putting definition to the stability numbers and to Jeff for justifying my attraction to the 2n1. Looks like a 2n1 is coming some time. Maybe a start this winter if I can wrap up other projects and find room in the garage for the build without parking outdoors. Winters can be a b***h in Minnesota.
  8. Thanks for the report Ken. Glad you are enjoying Rosie! When you get time, could you provide some feedback on how she performed in different sea states. I'm still pondering my upcoming build, and I'd like to know how she cruises. Also, wondering how she handles heavier seas and slop you might have encountered. Did you feel the 90hp was the right choice? Great pictures, Bret
  9. My brother texted me that he saw a beautiful boat when he was visiting Lund. He sent me a picture and I immediately recognized Rosie. He was very impressed. I hope you don't mind me posting a couple of pictures that he took. He was on the Nordic Tug.
  10. Great to have that continuity with your boat. We have owned a 27ft cutter for 18 years, and I hope my Matthew Flinders build (and me) has as much longevity!
  11. Guy, this was a mod that Alan made to his mk3 so I just ordered the kit with this mod and I really like it because I will be using. A boomkin and this gives me a clean stearn
  12. Very cool! did you work it out yourself or did Alan or B&B give you some help? I really think this is a great idea! --- Guy ---
  13. Graham may be glad to know that her weight (measured at ~ 89.5 lbs) is right in line at the high-end of his design estimate. Configuration: outside surfaces bare, all interior flotation spaces & corners filleted, taped and triple-coated with neat epoxy; gunwales, foredeck, breasthook & quarter knees glued in place; and CB trunk glued in place, filleted, and taped. Seat tops attached (dry-fitted). CB Trunk filleted, glassed,.. firmly in place. Seat tops dry-fitted. There will be dry-wall screws between the weights. A Taylor “spring” scale
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  15. Hi Guys- Some of you have followed my build of Rosie, an Outer Banks 26. After all of the time and effort put into her creation it has been such a pleasure to spend lots of time aboard this Summer. Luanne and I would head out for 2-4 nights most weeks exploring the wonderful cruising grounds in our own back yard, the Gulf Islands. Some of the places we would anchor in were less than 10 miles from our home. We recently decided to go further afield and head up to Desolation Sound for a couple of weeks. In normal years the beautiful anchorages up there are crowded with large yachts coming from
  16. In case anybody’s actually following this build, I’m here to say that I have applied my second coat of white on the interior. I’m using Devthane, an industrial two-part polyurethane. It cost as much as Interlux Perfection, except the you get a gallon for your $80 instead of a quart.
  17. Hello Guy yes it is Alan Stewart has done his boat the same way
  18. If stability is the primary concern then 2n1 is going to be the most stable and is very versatile. If you are just looking to mess around on the water this would be my choice. I just forgot to list the Stabity on Mayfly but I have it documented. Just need to dig up the spreadsheets and find it.
  19. Mark Is that a well for an outboard right at the bottom of the last picture? --- Guy ---
  20. I know that this boat is not what you're looking for, but for a comparison of stability factors, my Castaway is a 120 or so, and I can testify that it is rock solid. Like, you could possibly hold a square dance in the cockpit without getting wet. I used to paddle a typical skinny boat, 18" at the waterline, but age and a nerve illness have robbed me of my sense of balance. The Castaway makes it possible for me comfortably paddle without a swimming session.
  21. I was going to ask about the floors too. Looks good and love the idea for the yoke.
  22. Thanks. I made a removeable floor that's made made of 5 or 6 cedar slats and sits on top of the keel and bottom stringers. I kneel when paddling, but one can also sit cross-legged or with legs outstretched. The yoke is actually a removeable thwart so that I can also lie down in the canoe if I want to.
  23. I appreciate the words Andy but she's asking. All 3 boats that I mentioned can also be paddled solo. And there are grandkids coming of age! Plenty of reason for a tandem boat. Recreational only and only short excursions in tandem use. I'm also well aware of the importance of secondary stability. You're singing to the choir. But I also want something that the inexperienced will be comfortable in.
  24. While there are rare couples that paddle well together, tandem boats are called "divorce boats" for good reason. Decades ago, I bought my first canoe from a woman who was recently divorced. He really liked boating. She did not. One of the joys of solo kayaking or canoeing is the feeling of controlling your own boat. And you can paddle along with other folks, each in their own boat. Also remember that primary stability is just that. Secondary stability is what actually increases the probability of avoiding a swim. Fair winds!
  25. Nice! Are you kneeling or sitting and what is the arrangement for floor boards and/or a seat? How does the yoke work?
  26. I'm starting the search for a tandem boat that my wife and I can paddle. She is inexperienced and a "tippy" boat scares her. She loves primary stability. I want to stick with Jeff's Kudzu creations. It appears that my choices are the 2n1, the Mayfly canoe and the tandem piroque. On the website, the tandem piroque has a stability factor of 110. The 2n1 has a stability factor of 126 when paddled tandem. The Mayfly does not have a stability factor listed. I am drawn to the 2n1 aesthetically. I'm seeking Jeff's and the collective's wisdom on the question of stability. Specif
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