Search found 16 matches

by nicktheww2fanatic
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: fancy canoe stand
Replies: 2
Views: 5622

hmmm, I'm liking that idea. Anyone got any plans lying about? I am quite worried about the sturdiness/stability of the stands. The 2x4 ones I have are slightly wobbly after 2-3 years.
by nicktheww2fanatic
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: fancy canoe stand
Replies: 2
Views: 5622

fancy canoe stand

Hey folks! I'm getting married in 8 months, and we have decided to use my Redbird as the gift table/canoe. One thing...my current stands are some 2x4's and old carpet. I want to make some sharp looking (and functional) stands so that it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

Any ideas?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: stem wear
Replies: 11
Views: 14625

I ended up doing it, it looks good, hard to tell the difference unless you look closely at the stems.

And I did not put a keel on my redbird, I wouldn't dream of ruining it.
by nicktheww2fanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: stem wear
Replies: 11
Views: 14625

is the fiberglass tape not ideal simply because of the width?

Here is my current plan:

7" wide bias cut
5" wide bias cut
4" wide bias cut
2" tape (x2)

sound good?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: stem wear
Replies: 11
Views: 14625

I just ordered some 2" fiberglass tape
by nicktheww2fanatic
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: tools for caning seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

are you using natural or synthetic cane?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: tools for caning seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

you might also want to bring some Vaseline for lubricating the cane so it doesn't burn itself
by nicktheww2fanatic
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: solo canoe for fishing, large paddler
Replies: 4
Views: 4729

did you rearrange the seating so that you sit in the middle?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: stem wear
Replies: 11
Views: 14625

I have a 2nd degree sprain in one ankle, and am wearing a brace, so getting wet isn't a great idea...
by nicktheww2fanatic
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: solo canoe for fishing, large paddler
Replies: 4
Views: 4729

solo canoe for fishing, large paddler

Hey there, I am thinking about building a second canoe, I will using it for solo only, as I already have built a redbird. I am a large person, 6'1" and 270 lbs, so it needs to be fairly large. I also need it to be quite stable, as I want to use it for fishing primarily. Any suggestions?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: stem wear
Replies: 11
Views: 14625

stem wear

I recently finished my 2 1/2 year project, a 17'6" redbird. I have been fishing out of it, and taking short canoe trips all summer. I have extreme amounts of wear on the stem, its wearing through the fiberglass. How do I avoid this?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 6" RedBird
Replies: 40
Views: 73033

those are huge strips...what made you decide to use such large ones?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 6" RedBird
Replies: 40
Views: 73033

frugal, how wide are those strips?
by nicktheww2fanatic
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Wood Steamer
Replies: 9
Views: 20187

I used an empty rice cooker with the handle removed with pvc directing the steam to a larger PVC pipe...found all that pvc in the barn
by nicktheww2fanatic
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnishing-Cold Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

oh well, guess I'll be waiting for my next break...