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 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Clarification of "Under 20ft" for r2ak

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:51 pm 

Replies: 6
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That depiction of LOA does not match my understanding of it, nor the marinas which use overall length to determine how much you pay. I have always understood LOA to include permanent parts of the boat including bowsprits and bumpkins. LH (length of hull) is what I think should be the standard, and i...

 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Wanted: oars, sliding seat, rudder etc.

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:18 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3990


We've been accepted into the race - still have to pay the big entry fee. We had planned to build our own oars, sliding seat system and rudder but we are getting real short on time. If anyone has some 9ft+ oars/sweeps, sliding seat parts or rudder it would save us the time in building them - which wo...

 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Clarification of "Under 20ft" for r2ak

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:35 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 8505


Just measured mine which is still under construction, the hull is 239-1/2". I better be careful with the rubrail. :?

 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Clarification of "Under 20ft" for r2ak

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:46 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 8505


Just a few days ago I spoke to Josh about this as I also had the same question. The answer I got was "Length on deck". The same answer I received from the race boss. Length on deck, as I understand it, is the overall length of the hull not counting bits that stick out. Also, a reversed tra...

 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Pedal Drives?

 Post subject: Re: Pedal Drives?
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:39 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 10180


The "Pedal Powered Boats" thread on the BoatDesign.net forum has a very long discussion about pedal drives. What I found interesting was that a spring steel shaft with a prop on the end will self stabilize. No need for a strut to hold it in place. If it hits an obstruction it will just &qu...
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