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My sailboat was going noplace....
by alcibiades on Tue 8th Jun 2010 20:30 UTC
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

My sailing boat was going nowhere, the hull shape is totally not suited to sailing, but it probably is to rowing, so I cut out the centreboard,patched the hole this left in the bottom, studied up on how to position rowlocks and seat, and am converting it to a rowing boat. And repaired the old oars someone gave me. Next week is rowing trials. If you hear no more from me, it sank!

By the way, if you ever want to build a boat, get Greg Carlson's software Hulls.

http://www.carlsondesign.com/#Fun_Shareware

Edited 2010-06-08 20:31 UTC

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