I sure wish he'd let me take that tee shirt off before he hangs it on his darned boat.jdupre' said:.... I carry my 16+ foot pirogue in the bed of my compact truck with no problem. Got more sticking out than in. I just bungee a big red T shirt on the stern and hit the road. 50 outings and hundreds of miles with no problems.
I did help with one. But it was for another kit retailer and I promised not to use his design for my own sales. Lots of great drift boat designs out there.Lee Schneidermann said:Makes me wish Matt would draw up a drift boat. Nice looking ride there.
jdupre' said:The turbulence at the square stern causes water to be actually pulled along with the boat rather than smoothly turning it loose as in a pointed stern boat.
Watched my son paddling my skiff. I could see the turbulence behind the stern. Looked as if the water was rolling up the transom. Thanks again for your and Kayak's input.
Thought I would post these pictures. May illustrate what you said. I believe I now understand. I don't know if this is a lot of turbulence or a little. It is probably more than a pointed stern would have. It is my sons "Christmas Present" boat, my attempt to improve my "firewood" skiff. I don't have any pictures of it's turbulence, but visually it is more. I also know his is easier (faster) to paddle. Thanks for posting. You helped me build a better boat.jdupre' said:The turbulence at the square stern causes water to be actually pulled along with the boat rather than smoothly turning it loose as in a pointed stern boat. Might not be noticed much at 2mph but starts to come into play at about 3 mph. I've seen resistance charts online for all types of paddle craft and there is VERY little difference among them at around 2mph. For every quarter or one half mph above that, you start having to make significant changes in design. Narrower and longer is what does it. Almost no getting around it. Probably narrower with sharper ends gives the most bang for the buck. You can't fool physics.
How much, if the spoon is graphite coated? :wink: I guess only the rim of the spoon would need to be coated to prevent that annoying water pile up. Sometimes I think too much. :roll:jdupre' said:....Take a teaspoon and fill it with water to the rim. Then take an eye dropper and continue to drop one drop at a time into the spoon. You can almost put two teaspoons of water into that spoon because water molecules cling to each other so much that they pile up above the rim of the spoon. ... Sometimes I have too much time on my hands. :roll: