Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

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WaltB3
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Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by WaltB3 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:05 pm

Hello all, the Redbird I built almost 20 years ago is getting heavier (patches/repairs etc) as I get older and weaker! Our usage is roughly 50/50 solo/tandem, predominantly flat water, with occasional light tripping. I am absolutely bowled over with the Redbird design and we've paddled it all over the U.S. and southern Canada on both day weeklong trips. I picked the design for it's sheer beauty then but learned to love it for its performance and adaptability. These days the tandem trips tend to be day or one or two nighters and longer trips are solo affairs. It seems the Cottage Cruiser would meet the requirements i stated earlier if I built it keeping weight in mind, but it is important that I confirm that the hull is symmetrical before I purchase the plans.

Thanks, Walt

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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 pm

It sure looks Symmetrical to me !

Jim
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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by WaltB3 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 am

Thanks Jim, I thought so too, just wanted confirmation before ordering the plans.

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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by Cruiser » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:53 pm

You could just drop a note to Bear Mountain and ask ....

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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by WaltB3 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:10 am

Thanks Cruiser, I did yesterday. I'll post answer here when I receive it.

Walt

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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by WaltB3 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am

Hi all. The Cottage Cruiser is indeed symmetrical as graciously confirmed by both Joan and Ron Frenette. I've just ordered the plans and am looking forward to the build. Now, where'd all those clamps I bought 17 years ago get to?!

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Jim Dodd
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Re: Is the Cottage Cruiser hull symmetrical.

Post by Jim Dodd » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:06 pm

Great ! Looking forward to your Build !

OH ? Clamps ?
Did some one say Clamps ?
I start to salivate, every time I see a "Clamp Sale"
Bought 20 two days ago ! 2" Spring clamps at Menard's $1/ piece.

Jim
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