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by Karl Huebner
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thwart mounting question
Replies: 10
Views: 4354

Re: Thwart mounting question

I cut small pieces of marine grade plywood as reinforcements. Seems to work for me.

Of course, most of my decks are strips glued onto marine grade plywood... They seem to be plenty strong too.
by Karl Huebner
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Plywood build with floor epxy paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Plywood build with floor epxy paint

Wow. Check out this link. This bloke built a plywood - strip canoe and used epoxy paint. Talk about pushing - shoving the building envelope ...
http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/ ... n-a-budget
by Karl Huebner
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First time boat builder with a stripping pattern question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: First time boat builder with a stripping pattern questio

Toomanysplinters, I do think that with the right combination, the side herringbone pattern combined with a bottom herringbone to close her up would have been a great art project. Might be very distinctive, one of a kind...
by Karl Huebner
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 21586

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Well, I just checked the temperature in Ottawa. I should be able to smell the sawdust down here!

Karl
Please post pictures of your build....
by Karl Huebner
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 7129

Re: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe

I did find some canoe saddles at North Water http://www.northwater.com/html/products/canoeing/Canoe%20subdirectory/Canoe-Saddle.html but I am afraid that $120 is too much for my tastes. On the kayak forum http://www.kayakforum.com/cgi-bin/Building/index.cgi there is some information on making seats ...
by Karl Huebner
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 7129

Re: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe

BearLeeAlive: Have you finished your Kite? I was the pics that you have posted so far. The Green Valley Kite, found on their web site, looks too dern good to put in the water. And I do like their removable yoke system, even though it is just a tad... "wood shop jig" in its appearance http://www.gree...
by Karl Huebner
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 7129

Re: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe

Well, there appears to be some competing designs out there. 1. sliding Bow Seat Kit (SBK) Consists of two ash "U" brackets, 3 slide rails (one to mount gunwale to gunwale), spacers, and stainless hardware. Sold with or without seat. Good example is found at http://www.essexindustries.org/index.php?m...
by Karl Huebner
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 7129

Re: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe

Why did you have to "restart"? Are you interested in a fixed or sliding seat? I stopped making canoes... I don't recall why, just did. I am interested in sliding seats but don't like the designs with rails that go under the inwales. I noticed that the postings by Steve Killings in the latter parts ...
by Karl Huebner
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 7129

Sliding seat for 16.2 solo canoe

Well, I "restarted" my Steve Killing Freedom 16.2 solo and am looking at making a solo seat. The ones on rails i don't like. Are there any designs out there that I could duplicate?
by Karl Huebner
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Keel Dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Keel Dimensions

I think my next canoe will have a shoe keel. Anyone have any experience with them?
by Karl Huebner
Tue May 11, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redwood Prospector finished
Replies: 12
Views: 4253

Impressive. I like the detail on the stem joints. You do very good work.
by Karl Huebner
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 16' Prospector completed
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Nice canoe. Like the way you alternated the stripes. My canoes are less artistic than your first canoe... I can not help but to experiment on each new canoe or kayak. And none of them turn out the way I had envisioned. You should get years of enjoyment from it and if you are ever in the central Ohio...
by Karl Huebner
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Bob's Special
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

I like the way that you alternated the strips. It is an excellent looking canoe that will give years of service. My first canoe ... and Glen Smith can attest... is about as far from your work of art as possible. But it floats and is my first choice for river work... You may find (as several of us ha...
by Karl Huebner
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: freedom solo 16'2" pictures by jimbo
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: freedom solo 16'2" pictures by jimbo

Yes, please, if you have had it in the water, please let me know how well it paddles. I am about to finish the football on mine and need to continue the motivation.

Is yours the first freedom 16.2 solo known to be finished? Has anyone else finished one?

Karl
Delaware Ohio
by Karl Huebner
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Spalted Sycamore on Freedom 16.2 solo.
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Spalted Sycamore on Freedom 16.2 solo.

Has anyone worked with spalted wood before making a canoe? Any pictures? I have been trying to work with spalted sycamore http://lumberjocks.com/ which seems light and certainly easy to sand. I did a small project with the wood, a monster paddle and it absorbs a ton of epoxy. I hope to have a unique...