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Fatty Knees
Posted by: Stout (IP Logged)
Date: August 6, 2012 12:33AM
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While researching before I bought Elise, there were was alot of talk of the 7ft Fatty Knees and it sitting on the cabin top, but no pictures.I took some today just setting the dinghy up on the cabin, right now just to get a sense of it and will make chocks later this year. My initial impression is that the overhang is actually good. Climbing in, there is room to put your head into the dinghy, if it were shorter the transom would be in the way.I'll post other pictures when I get the chocks made.

Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: Stout (IP Logged)
Date: December 2, 2012 07:59PM
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The pictures

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Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: cockedhat (IP Logged)
Date: December 3, 2012 04:19PM
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Looks like a nice fit, and photos of the new chocks once complete will be great to see. Check your private messages when you get a chance.

Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: seacap (IP Logged)
Date: December 4, 2012 12:28PM
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Interesting stout. When I owned Elise (Angelsea) I had the 7' FK and never attempted puting it on the cabin top. I always thought there was not enough clearence between cabin and boom.

Good job! Keep us posted.

Gary Felton
S/V Angelsea
US Virgin Islands
[www.sailing-photography.net]

Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: Stout (IP Logged)
Date: September 26, 2013 10:47PM
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I haven't quite figured out how to post text and pictures.So this is another 2 part post.I finally got the chocks done.I laminated some mahogany and made the brackets from bronze angel stock. I left the dinghy up for a few days to get used to it being on the cabin. It was a little bit of a hassle at first, but I got the hang of it. All the drop boards need to be out to get in and out and I found it worked best to go out backwards when exiting. The over hang does help the situation, if it was any further forward the transom or rear seat would be in the way of my head. We'll see how it goes, but right now I'm pretty pleased.

Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: Patrick Blanchard (IP Logged)
Date: October 1, 2013 03:43PM
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We have the 8 foot Fatty Knees, and place the stem aft, on chocks. A lot of windage. The boom rests on the dinghy keel and is lifted over the keel when needed.

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Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: IDUNA (IP Logged)
Date: May 19, 2014 02:57PM
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Building a bicycle frame and fork is perhaps easier than solving the dink storage challenge.

Nice Job and Well Done,

Rod

Re: Fatty Knees
Posted by: Stout (IP Logged)
Date: June 15, 2014 05:17PM
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Thanks Rod. Much easier and such a different skill set.



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