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by jimmar57
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy, Preferred products/recommended manufacture
Replies: 13
Views: 5172

I have also had great results with US Composites, although I have little experience to compare it to. I have used it on both my kayak and my canoe. Snowman ditto, ditto, ditto and ditto - I used US Composites on the only two boats I 've built, a Ranger canoe and Resolute kayak. I been on one week c...
by jimmar57
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"
Replies: 97
Views: 59449

I'm interested in this canoe also. Can you embed some photos here or host them on a public site?
by jimmar57
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: question about fiberglass
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Gary wrote:I have had good service from US composites.
http://www.uscomposites.com/products.html
ditto. When I read the question I was thinking about posting the exact same thing.
by jimmar57
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Paddling Events & "Get Togethers"
Topic: kayak solo trip in Quetico
Replies: 1
Views: 5725

kayak solo trip in Quetico

This is a link to a video I made in Quetico Provincal Park, using the Resolute I just finished in June. It paddled great, but I need to work on my ultralight camping skills to make the packing and unpacking at portages a bit more efficient. http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd169/jimmar57/?action=v...
by jimmar57
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Resolute
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

I took her out yesterday. :big grin I've never paddled a kayak before so at first it seemed a little squirrely. After a few minutes I was comfortable. It seems like the wind wants to push the stern around some, but I figure it I put some weight in the rear hatch, that problem will diminish. It track...
by jimmar57
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Resolute
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

My Resolute

This Resolute is my 2nd boat, the first was a 15ft Ranger. The majority of the hull is from scrap wood. Much of it is ~130 yr. old White Pine that I salvaged from the ceiling of the front porch on my 130 yr. old farm house. Some of it is "white wood" firring strip. All strips on the hull were scarfe...
by jimmar57
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: installing a purchased hatch
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

installing a purchased hatch

I've started stripping a Resolute. My first kayak, second boat.

If I were to purchase a hatch and cover like this one:

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/hardware/ca ... /index.htm

can it be glued in with epoxy or is there some other preferred installation method?
by jimmar57
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Steam Bending Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Last weekend. I bent the stems for the resolute I'm starting. My "steam box" is just a length of 3" PVC plugged at one end with a wooden "donut" and a rag stuffed in the other end. Steam comes from a coffee pot with a copper pipe stuffed in the top fired by a small camp stove. My first attempt ended...
by jimmar57
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on removing outwales?
Replies: 13
Views: 3188

You've got me a little worried. I've only buit one canoe which has scarfed outwales also, Cherry....I'm not even close to being an expert, but....couldn't you just re-glue, clamp and screw the joints together and then plug, without removing the whole outwhale?
by jimmar57
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: UV protection for graphite bottom
Replies: 1
Views: 946

UV protection for graphite bottom

I have an epoxy/graphite/silica powder bottom on the canoe I just finished. All I did to it was sand it to a satin appearance, it was not varnished. I've read that UV can damage epoxy, that is primarily what the varnish is for. Should I apply some sort of protection to the graphite bottom? :thinking
by jimmar57
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: my first canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Thanks for the comments. My next project?...... I think some paddling/fishing/camping before I decide.
by jimmar57
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: my first canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

my first canoe

Attached are photos of the Ranger 15 I just completed. It is the first boat I’ve ever built, in fact I’ve never even attempted a project like this before. Even though I’ve never posted here seeking help or advice, I’ve spent countless hours reading other posts. Thanks, this has been a valuable resou...