If he would get a cat big enough to pull him out of the boat then I would suggest a really good ... BFD. Attached to it one of the 12 GA bang sticks that they use around here to kill sharks. They also use them to dispatch ( kill) the really large Gators during the hunting season for them.seedtick said:I think you're on the right track Jack but about 5 posts up funbun said he wanted an outrigger to displace his weight (250lb) in case he went overboard.
Thanks. I could make a hard chine outrigger 6" x 6", then turn it on it's side forming a diamond shape makes it 12 inches since the long side of a triangle is equal to the sum of the short sides. Then again, I never did well in math.seedtick said:I think you're on the right track Jack but about 5 posts up funbun said he wanted an outrigger to displace his weight (250lb) in case he went overboard.
I reckon it's so he can climb back in if a catfish pulls him overboard. An outrigger that supports itself plus 250 lb would have a total displacement of 4+ cu ft. There's all sorts of geometries that'll give 4 cu ft but it's essentially a sealedbox 6" wide, 12" deep and 8+ feet long. Finesseing that into a triangular cross section with a curved apex would be fun but may be more work than really necessary
Not quite right, long side squared is equal to sum of squares of the short sides on a triangle with a 90 degree angle. Trying to draw a triangle with 2 sides 6 inches and one 12 inches you would end up with a straight line.funbun said:Thanks. I could make a hard chine outrigger 6" x 6", then turn it on it's side forming a diamond shape makes it 12 inches since the long side of a triangle is equal to the sum of the short sides. Then again, I never did well in math.
to do a pirogue, you have to do triangles. later keith