The ideal flat bottomed boat

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PaulM
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Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Post by PaulM » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:04 pm

There used to be some plans in an archive on the Aussie Moth website, including the Cole Mk2 aka Supermoth single-chine, the Bunyip, and the McFrawd which was one of the last and best designs of scow; the archive has gone after all the changes in their website, and hadn't been updated since 2006 anyway, but some bits can still be found.

http://web.archive.org/web/200909231821 ... r=Plans%2F

http://web.archive.org/web/200909270012 ... cFrawd.pdf


Paul

oztayls
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Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Post by oztayls » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi guys

Here are some pics of my scow Moth, designed in 1972. It was probably a breakthrough design as it was faster than a McFrawd upwind. The bow foils are very unusual. It's currently under restoration.

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If you're interested, I'm blogging the restoration here: http://oztayls-vintagescowmoth.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers

Rupert
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Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Post by Rupert » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:32 pm

Wow!

That really is an amazing hull shape.
Rupert

Michael Brigg
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Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed May 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Rupert wrote:Wow!

That really is an amazing hull shape.
Looks like an upside down version of one of these!

http://www.christinedemerchant.com/chri ... Shorty.jpg

Puddle Duck Racer.
Michael Brigg

oztayls
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Re: The ideal flat bottomed boat

Post by oztayls » Thu May 02, 2013 10:58 am

Rupert wrote:Wow!

That really is an amazing hull shape.
The idea was to maximise the waterline length for upwind performance. This scow is very quick upwind, so maybe it worked.

Here's a pic of what it looks like today. It's very tedious work.

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