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Tom Stormcrowe
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A little present for my 2 readers.
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Thanks for that Tom!
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I've been thinking abiout building a Banka for use on the ICW The vid does a great job of showing how the outriggers are assembled, etc.  Looks like I'll be having a 15' sail powered Banka Trimaran for my use here in S Fla!  I'll be using a Lateen sail and bamboo rigging and mast and Bamboo Amas sealed with West Epoxy.

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Sail Specs, 18 ft^2
I'll be using a lateen rig sail for the conversion to an outrigger sail/rowing/motor canoe.  I'll be using a 4 oz Dacron for the sailcloth in white, with a wind area of 18ft^2, with a bamboo mast and upper and lower spars like a Sunfish rig.  The mast will ...
I'll be using a lateen rig sail for the conversion to an outrigger sail/rowing/motor canoe.  I'll be using a 4 oz Dacron for the sailcloth in white, with a wind area of 18ft^2, with a bamboo mast and upper and lower spars lik...
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The problem with the lantern rig is that it's difficult to reef.  For a sailing canoe even with outriggers I like the idea of being able to reef quickly, some sort of boomless rig with a roller furling system or a small lug might work better.
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Using a canoe for fishing the ICW and Flats
OK, I'm starting a new project.  I'm making some mods to my old canoe to put my little 2 1/2 HP outboard on it and adding a couple stability outrigger/floats so I can do standing casts and throw my castnet from the canoe without tipping.  I also need a bit ...
OK, I'm starting a new project.  I'm making some mods to my old canoe to put my little 2 1/2 HP outboard on it and adding a couple stability outrigger/floats so I can do standing casts and throw my castnet from the canoe with...
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A little personal history here.
My Grandfather on my Dad's side was a true fisherman.  It was more an avocation with him than a sport or hobby.  It centered him and gave him peace.  This is something I can identify with totally. My best memory of my Grandfa...
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Bonnethead Shark, It's What's For Dinner!
Today was a nice day over at Jensen Beach causeway.  Fishing was slow with only 3 bites all day, but it was still profitable, so to speak.  I had a good solid catch of a 3 foot Bonethead Shark, for one thing. 3 foot Bonnethead Shark Meet Ms Bonnethead.  Thi...
Today was a nice day over at Jensen Beach causeway.  Fishing was slow with only 3 bites all day, but it was still profitable, so to speak.  I had a good solid catch of a 3 foot Bonethead Shark, for one thing. 3 foot Bonnethea...
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I'm Still Here....
just a lttle check in for my 3 followers:  I'm still alive.  Right now, I'm stuck in an assisted living envirpnment, back in the wheelchair, and likely for good.  Soooooooooo......... I need to look into a nurse who loves fishing as much as I do.
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Thoughts on the outrigger design
I was thinking, essentially, all I need is a pair of flotation chambers, that are cylindrical, and angled higher in the front than the back.  So, how about a pair of 6'x6" sections of PVC pipe with the ends capped and glued, and the outrigger struts of 2" H...
I was thinking, essentially, all I need is a pair of flotation chambers, that are cylindrical, and angled higher in the front than the back.  So, how about a pair of 6'x6" sections of PVC pipe with the ends capped and glued, ...
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Well, it's official, we have one of the smartest puppies on the planet (and the cutest!).  7 or so weeks and she's already heeling, and fully leash trained and can already shake paws, as well as knowing her name on day 2of having her in the family.  She's also already using the piddle pad (mostly, because at her age, the bladder is tiny and gives little warning).  Her name is Blondie la Cheinne (Blondie the Dog in French)
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Memories of my Grandfather
My Grandfather on my Dad's side was a true fisherman.  It was more an avocation with him than a sport or hobby.  It centered him and gave him peace.  This is something I can identify with totally. My best memory of my Grandfather was brought to the fore, ye...
My Grandfather on my Dad's side was a true fisherman.  It was more an avocation with him than a sport or hobby.  It centered him and gave him peace.  This is something I can identify with totally. My best memory of my Grandfa...
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Gaftopsail Catfish Fishing
The subject today is Gaffies, or Gaftopsail Catfish, or Sailcats, as they are referred to.  Gaftopsail Catfish (courtesy to Florida Wildlife Commission) They are an interesting fish to catch.   They're pretty staunch fighters and hit fast and hard.  Their f...
The subject today is Gaffies, or Gaftopsail Catfish, or Sailcats, as they are referred to.  Gaftopsail Catfish (courtesy to Florida Wildlife Commission) They are an interesting fish to catch.   They're pretty staunch figh...
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Social Media Consultation, freelance writing, and Publisher of the Martin County Fla Fishing Report
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Social Media Management, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Mathematics, Statistics
Employment
  • Self
    Consultant, 1995 - present
    Writing, cultural conflict mediation, cultural morphology.
  • Internet Brands
    Community management Administrative Consultant, 2007 - present
  • Various Trucking Companies
    Driver, 1979 - 2000
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Martin County, FL, United States
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I've been to Maine, Spain, Spokane and Fort Wayne, but I never seen nothing like the shit that goes on on an internet forum.
Education
  • Independent Research
    Human Behavior modeled as a Quanttum Wave Function, 2014 - present
    Lots of math and number crunching.
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast
    psychology, 2006 - 2008
    Social and Developmental Psychologu wit a focusmtoward research.
  • Purdue University College of Liberal Arts
    Philosophy of Mind, 2008 - 2013
    General Philosophy as well as the specialty courses needed for P of M. I study cognition, and information theory, and how we know what we know as beings in the world.MY influences are Nietzsche, Heidegger, Von Wittgenstein, and Bertrand Russel on the one hand, and Kierkegaard, Locke, Rousseau and other ethicists on the other.
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