New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

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New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by Gwyn » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi,
It has been a while, but we are again in the process of designing another boat! This time a slalom C1 for the larger paddler. More details at
http://shaggydesigns.com/index.htm

We have a prototype up on the Ottawa, and it has been great fun so far. We are welcoming anyone to get in touch and come for a test drive. We would like all the feedback that anyone can give us. Drop us a line at info@shaggydesigns.com.

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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by Mike W. » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 am

This is great news! I still love my Sith, but it would be neat to have a fast Shaggy.

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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by Wodza » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:59 pm

Just when I thought I was done thinking about buying new boats.

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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by bearboater » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 am

Did you start from Tom Hewitt's old design or the Hype/Scream/Lizard? Just looking at the seam line, that's what speaks out.

Both of those are actually the same original mold, but Benn worked with Tom to get more rocker and a narrower bow on the two he made.

Looks nice, North American Slalom boats would be great to have again. Also looks like you've done a nice job getting depth around the cockpit, and good front end volume just ahead of the paddler which is what the scream/lizard lacked for me.

Currently paddling a Demon XXL @ 92kg for reference.

Cheers,
race boats are so fast, i bet its in the speed wing.

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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by Gwyn » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:24 pm

We looked at a variety of modern slalom boats from several manufacturers to get an idea of what we would do to achieve our goals - it is not based on any particular boat.
It is still a work in progress, and that seamline is probably going to be modified slightly in the next prototype, getting a bit lower and slightly more rounded in the area in front of the paddler.
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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by bearboater » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:53 pm

Nice, the one thing that I've always been surprised about with Slafkovsky's boats - Hype, Lizard/Scream was how flat they are ahead of the paddler. especially for a larger person, it would be fun to have more volume focused around the cockpit.

Do you have any profile pictures of the boat out of the water?

Very cool
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Re: New Prototype boat from Shaggy Designs

Post by Gwyn » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:39 am

Sure we do, here you go;

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