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#1 13 Dec 2011 4:24 pm

Dinky Doris
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From: Wales
Registered: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 23

The perfect boat for Christmas

My perfect boat should be light and narrow enough to be car toppable and capable of being launched by one person not in the first flush of youth. It should be wide enough to accommodate four and have sufficient room for a picnic hamper. It needs to sail well in a light breeze but not be knocked down by strong winds. It needs to be equally at home on the canal and on the sea.

I wonder which of the Fyne Boat Kits fits my needs.  If I have missed an important aspect please let me know in time to tell Father Christmas.


DD

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#2 13 Dec 2011 5:06 pm

Paul
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From: Gatebeck Cumbria
Registered: 4 Aug 2011
Posts: 114

Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

How about low freeboard to reduce windage but dry?

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#3 13 Dec 2011 6:28 pm

gooseneck
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From: UK
Registered: 20 Aug 2011
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Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

Paul wrote:

.. but dry?


not my boat it should have rom for a case of champagne.

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#4 13 Dec 2011 8:06 pm

Jackanory
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Registered: 6 Dec 2011
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Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

How about this?  George Wyllie 1989




george-wyllie-paper-boat.jpgmini_george-wyllie-paper-boat.jpg

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#5 15 Dec 2011 7:59 am

Richard
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From: East Sussex
Registered: 7 Jun 2011
Posts: 74

Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

Great picture Jackanory.  Is that the new National A4 that fyne have in prototype?

I want a boat that I can paddle on the portside about onece every 5 mins and still go in a straight line at 4+ knots.  i am still waiting for the advice of our tame experts on this!


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#6 15 Dec 2011 10:22 am

Paul
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From: Gatebeck Cumbria
Registered: 4 Aug 2011
Posts: 114

Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

We are working on it Richard.  It is a double tandem and the idea is that you dabble the paddle whilst the other three do the paddling.  We have also taken into account other comments so there will be severely restricted footroom for the other paddlers to accommodate a case of champagne.

If you cannot wait the Cheasapeake Triple will achieve the same effect albeit with reduced power.

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#7 29 Dec 2011 9:33 am

Richard
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From: East Sussex
Registered: 7 Jun 2011
Posts: 74

Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

What did you get DD?


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#8 17 Mar 2012 10:16 am

Dinky Doris
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From: Wales
Registered: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 23

Re: The perfect boat for Christmas

Already got a Dinky D.  We were thinking about the F4 until we started dreaming about the Madness. We have the study plans and it seems to fit most of the requirements previously noted except fitting on the roof rack.  Probably just dreaming but then I dreamt about a smart phone and did get one eventually.


DD

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