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by wpeluso
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: kayak cockpit cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: kayak cockpit cover

I was hoping o find one on-line but your suggestion seems to be the best way to get one that is sure to fit properly. Thanks.
by wpeluso
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: kayak cockpit cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

kayak cockpit cover

I have an Endeavor 17 kayak with a keyhole-shaped cockpit. Can anyone steer me to a supplier that might have one that fits correctly?
by wpeluso
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip length for Endeavour 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: Strip length for Endeavour 17

I just finished an Endeavor 17 and used 18 ft. strips. They worked out fine. In fact, the little extra length on each end, before trimming, came in handy when trying to clamp/coerce strips onto frames, especially around the tight curves of the forms.
by wpeluso
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

Thanks Rick.
by wpeluso
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

I just completed construction on an Endeavor 17 kayak and am ready for varnishing.
Question - Is it better to coat the sheer guard with epoxy before varnishing, or should I just apply varnish over the bare wood?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.
by wpeluso
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat

Thanks Glen. I asume it's a good fit for the Endeavor 17.
by wpeluso
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat

Would anyone care to recommend a good kayak seat for the Endeavor 17?
by wpeluso
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: History of cedar stripping
Replies: 4
Views: 6621

Re: History of cedar stripping

I don't exactly remember where I read it now, but I seem to recall reading some time ago that Penn Yan boats pioneered the commercial use of this technique back in the 1940's.
by wpeluso
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy/Fiberglass thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Re: Epoxy/Fiberglass thickness

Thanks for the input. It was very helpful.
by wpeluso
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: shaping stems
Replies: 8
Views: 3703

Re: shaping stems

I used a spokeshave and a small handplane to shape the stems on my 17' kayak. I carefully followed the instructions in Ted's book "KayakCraft" about shaping the stem, especially about not trying to shape too much of the stem at one time (3 or 4 strips worth worked for me). Shaping tool needs to be v...
by wpeluso
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy/Fiberglass thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Epoxy/Fiberglass thickness

I'm building a 17' Endeavor kayak and am wondering if I have enough fiberglass/epoxy thickness on the hull. Has anyone ever measured this thickness, or have any information on the approximate thickness?
by wpeluso
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tips on removing a deep staple
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Re: Tips on removing a deep staple

Careful use of a small pair of needle-nose pliers should work well.
by wpeluso
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding Cured Epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Sanding Cured Epoxy

Thanks for the input.
by wpeluso
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding Cured Epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Sanding Cured Epoxy

Can anyone recommend the best type of sandpaper to use for sanding cured epoxy?
by wpeluso
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavour Kayak - Lofting stem molds and other hiccups
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

Thanks for the quick response Alan. I've concluded that I should buy the plans also. I don't think it's worth the time (and aggravation) involved to have to go back and rebuild mold stations that are in error due to possible mistakes in the published offset tables. As a point of interest, I'd sure l...