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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Really looking forward to seeing the end result.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:02 pm 
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I think you'll appreciate the extra length.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:44 am 
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Ive more or less completed the frame at this point. some of you may be disappointed but I decided to go with an overall length of 11ft. originally it was going to be 13ft but the center section was far to flexible for my taste so I cut out 2ft from the center stringer sections. im pretty happy with the results. the open middle section is 4ft which is perfect for me. I've floated in boats with a smaller footprint so im not too worried about it keeping me up. the frame weighs a total of 21 lbs. ad the skin and it will be under 25 lbs for sure. I have some 1/4" thick baltic birch plywood I will probably use for an 6ft floor section. any thoughts or critique? im venturing into uncharted territory for myself so any tips or suggestions are appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 am 
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It to looks really good! If you want to do the "sea trial" in safe warm water, we have the perfect place in Montenegro.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:58 pm 
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Thanks for the offer but unfortunately I can only dream of such a trip right now. Maybe some day. My closest option is southern california and that may have to wait till next year. Either way I will post pics of my first water test.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:01 pm 
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I like it. I think the plywood is a good idea, I would attach it to every stringer, even if just with a lashing or zip tie. I think that will stiffen the structure, and spread out your weight.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 am 
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I was going to have the seat platform resting on the ribs but if you think its better to have it resting directly on the stringers I will try to figure out how to make it work. Im planning on tensioning the skin by attaching short, thick rubber bands to the edge of the skin every foot or so with hooks on the other end that will attach to holes drilled on the underside of the second row of stringers from the top. I figure rubber bands are cheap and easily replaceable. I can carry several spares with the clips for the frame.


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