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Old Nov 02, 2008, 09:43 AM
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61 inch Down East/Sport Fish Hull

Well I agree der capitain but the way I look at it, is that a lot of excitement can be thrown into the hobby by RCing in bad or windy weather when there are seas running. I've been out in up to 12 footers in my 32 foot sailboat and I'll tel 'ya, it's is a lot more exciting and even scary sometimes when the weather is up and what a sence of accomplishment (and relief) you feel when your back at the slip.
The boat will be big enough and very stable with twin screw and large batts low in the hull or a ballasted hull and single screw/ bow thruster set up. Mine will be the twin screw. I'm a sucker for twins.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 12:58 AM
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it's hard to get an idea on size. Could you take another pic with your hand on it somewhere?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 03:15 AM
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I like your planking method, what do you use?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:11 AM
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it's hard to get an idea on size. Could you take another pic with your hand on it somewhere?

Yes I will. I will also post pic's of the build of the tool and the model itself.
This boat is actually a modified design of this boat. It's a 60 footer that didn't have enough bow and flair for me for an all weather boat, so....
What scale would that be? 1/10? This boat fits in the back seat of my Rubicon.
There is a pic of my coast guard boat.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:25 AM
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I like your planking method, what do you use?
Nick
My shop (basement) is a mess right now cause I'm in the process of moving into a real shop that I have rented.
After pricing basswood and ply (ply being ridiculously expensive) I decided to use 1/8 luan and 1/8 dowelling.
The doweling seems to bend more evenly than square stock or rectangle stock and at 19 cents per 4' length, it's much cheaper and I can just go buy it. No mail order or long drives to a hobby shop. For plug making, since the outside of the plug will be coated with body filler and faired, the surface doesn't have to be flat anyway and it seems to me that even with a hull meant for building, would make sense also, I don't know. What do you think?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 08:03 AM
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What is 75 AU distant?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 09:43 AM
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Where did the ''down east'' come from?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 03:36 PM
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Where did the ''down east'' come from?

How do you mean?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Hi,

I guess your asking about my screen name?
75 - year of birth
AU - Australia

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Old Nov 03, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Hi,

I guess your asking about my screen name?
75 - year of birth
AU - Australia

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Oh. I thought you meant astronomical units. au.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 06:38 PM
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How do you mean?
61'' ''Down East''/ sport fish hull, just curious.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:02 PM
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61'' ''Down East''/ sport fish hull, just curious.

I don't get what your curious about.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:16 PM
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"Down east" refers to a geographic area in the north eastern U.S.- boats from that area ususally have certain design features/characteristics that are somewhat unique...

Your boat looks to me more like it is from way down east... Carolinas to Florida... Very nice looking plug by the way...

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Old Nov 04, 2008, 07:22 AM
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"Down east" refers to a geographic area in the north eastern U.S.- boats from that area ususally have certain design features/characteristics that are somewhat unique...

Your boat looks to me more like it is from way down east... Carolinas to Florida... Very nice looking plug by the way...


Thank you Aero.
The term down east comes from the prevailing winds in New England, in the summertime coming from the sw and west so if you were going from, say, new London to Boston, that would mean you are traveling down wind, east bound. Down = down wind.
I do use the term down east to describe the hull also even though from the cut water to the tip of the bow is not an actual "spoon bow" (convex from the cut water to the tip of the bow or steam head) but a sport fish style. Some down east, like lobster boats, do have the concave lines from the cut water to the tip of the bow. This would be easy to change to a spoon bow type on the plug also the flair that continues 90% of the way to the transom is not indicative of a true down east boat. The term is used loosely sometimes.
I do have plans for a true downeaster that will also be large. I think it is 54 inch.
I like big boats. They are capable of carrying a lot of weight and weight, low in the hull, IS stability thus able to handle larger seas but the user has to know how to do that also.
Just for Sh=ts and giggles, if you would like to see one go to "yacht World" and search "Chauncey Creek Boats". This is the boat my friend and I built a couple of years ago. A true downeaster.
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 07:27 AM
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You got that Charlie? Ha! Sounds like a whippersnapper worth his salt. Pete
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