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Old 11-15-2005, 02:50 PM
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Hello,
I'm gonna design a set of floats for my 4* 40 and my rascal 40. I know that the step on the float needs to be at the center of gravity, and the float length needs to be between 34-36", but how wide should the floats be, and how far ahead of the step should the floats go. I've never designed these before, but I have designed numerous boats, the rest of the design I have no problems with, it's just width and depth.
Thanks
Old 11-15-2005, 06:27 PM
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Do search in this forum for "Cunningham". You will find links to the definitive article on float design.

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Old 11-15-2005, 06:28 PM
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Take a look at Randy Linderman's website. He has the Chuck Cunningham article posted there, and it has very good guidelines for float design.

http://www.flyinglindy.homestead.com/skisandfloats.html
Old 11-16-2005, 09:26 AM
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Thanks alot guys!
Old 11-16-2005, 11:21 AM
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Go to the Sea Commander floats site and you have all the dimensions for the 36" floats.
Good luck,
Guy
Old 11-16-2005, 11:59 AM
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KZimmerman, are you going to try a single-float set-up on your 4* like I did on my 60 and 40 4*'s ?. quite the conversations at the flying sites. MM
Old 11-16-2005, 01:24 PM
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No, I was gonna do the more traditional dual floats. Seems easier to land to me.
Old 12-15-2005, 11:28 PM
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check out a home page called www.flyinglindy.homestead.com
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