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    This isn't about sailing, rather a sailor without a sailboat doing something on the water.

    This last summer I started looking at the Seventy48 as something to do.
    Last August, my wife and I, sister and brother in law were out for a leisurely paddle on Lake Alpine when I sprung the idea on them.
    My wife chimed in saying she might like to do this too. I replied, it would be like paddling our canoe on SanFrancisco Bay.
    She thought for a moment and said maybe not.

    As the afternoon wore on the idea of 70 miles in 48 hours began sinking in.
    Questions ensued. When, Where, How?
    You're freakin' nuts!

    That may be, but the plan is hatched and action will be taken.

    Our canoe is a 15 foot Wenona production boat.
    Flat bottomed and nicely shaped is fairly fast and easily driven.

    My plan is to instal a sliding rowing seat to get as much out of her as possible.
    I found a kit with a set of plans to build the seat frame and rigger from Angus Boats. (no affiliation)
    Then a pair, not matched it turns out, of old wooden sculls on craig's list. They were delaminated and in really bad shape.
    It's amazing what you can do with a bit of epoxy!

    The boat and skipper are in training, money paid, forms filed, so we are in it !!

    I'll follow with some photos and updates on progress.

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    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it is vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

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    That looks great!
    What other auxiliary gear will you use? Compass, GPS, Rear-view mirror? Splash curtain? Anything sticking up in the air?
    Will you rest at max flood?
    The Sea is my Church; the Boat is my Pew.

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    Not to be a spoiler, but I saw video after noting your entry.

    It should be fun. I was there for the inaugural event.

    It may be on my radar, if I get into shape.

    As for what to do during contrary tides, hug the shoreline and play the eddies. The SUP participants have an advantage.

    Have fun!

    Ants

    PS I just turned my canoe into a fishing canoe by adding decks and oars. The solid single mount for the oars should do a fine job since canoe gunwales were not designed/built for concentrated torque. The paddling torque gets transferred to seat through the butt.

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    Nice!!!

    I've thought about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermission View Post
    That looks great!
    What other auxiliary gear will you use? Compass, GPS, Rear-view mirror? Splash curtain? Anything sticking up in the air?
    Will you rest at max flood?
    So far planned gear shall be a compass, iPhone with inavx, inreach, plus their spot, led nav light on a mast, maybe a radar reflector, battery, handheld vhf, couple flares, I am considering a mirror.

    I have current tables and charts, so hope to work the eddies like the sups.
    A canoe paddle for backup and close quarters might be helpful.

    The boat has some torsional flex through light chop and boat wakes, but not much between the seat and rigger.

    I'll get some more photos and a YouTube link posted soon.
    Last edited by Daydreamer; 02-23-2020 at 10:25 PM. Reason: Autospell
    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it is vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

    T.E. Lawrence

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    An option to paddle facing forward might be an useful option. Different muscle groups get a workout. Chasing eddies with a headlamp near shore would be easier facing forward. Options are good.

    Don't forget the ferry schedule.

    Ants

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    Not to tempt you or anything, but...

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa...079786354.html
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I watched a fairly recent video through the 70/48 site last night, of you test rowing on a flat lake (save for the power boat wake).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tXHILDLngE
    Looked as if you were flying pretty fair there after the first dozen strokes; what sort of speed were you seeing?
    The Sea is my Church; the Boat is my Pew.

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    An easy pace gets me 3.5 knots and I can sprint to 5kt.

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    Looking really good, Greg!

    70 miles / 3.5 knots = 20 hours

    You could row for 3.5 hours, rest or pull up on a beach and stretch/walk for 30 minutes, and repeat that 4x
    After the last one, pull up on a beach somewhere and sleep for 4 hours, until dawn
    and finish in 24 hours +/-...
    Last edited by AlanH; 03-26-2020 at 08:03 PM.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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