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by BearLeeAlive
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Glen Smith died
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: Glen Smith died

Very sad. My condolences to the family.

Glen most certainly was of big help to everyone that came looking for it.
by BearLeeAlive
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunwales
Replies: 12
Views: 4942

Re: Gunwales

Patricks Dad wrote:Yes.. Leave a good scupper-void to ensure your yoke will not stumble on a scupper...
Imagine someone with no knowledge of canoes reading this sentence. :laughing
by BearLeeAlive
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An AWESOME Christmas gift !
Replies: 1
Views: 3269

Re: An AWESOME Christmas gift !

Wow! Kudos to your friend, that is an awesome gift. Great job he did on it. :applause
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Next Project
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

Re: Next Project

Wow! An interesting lay-up. I think it looks fantastic, I really like the deep amber tones the resin has taken. It looks in quite good shape too. An interesting history, for what you know of it.
by BearLeeAlive
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9957

Re: Help with strips please

When fairing the outside of the hull, you are taking off all the corners of the strips as you make the flat surface a smooth curve, so worrying about just how smooth this surface is really does not matter too much. Having an even thickness would give you a more even starting point though. On my next...
by BearLeeAlive
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Strip Cutting Friction and Wax
Replies: 8
Views: 8764

Re: Strip Cutting Friction and Wax

When needed, I clean and wax my table saw top, planer bed, router stand rop and jointer tables. I sometimes do the associated fences as well. It makes a world of difference in performance and ease of use. I use Johnson Paste Wax. Ripping strips, used a 24 tooth Diablo circ saw blade on my cabinet sa...
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Portage yioke for a solo canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 10976

Re: Portage yioke for a solo canoe

Nice job, Brian. I like the concept too.
by BearLeeAlive
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: ELCANA "Bob's Special".
Replies: 20
Views: 14783

Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Excellent job. :applause
by BearLeeAlive
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thanks Glen
Replies: 10
Views: 7195

Re: Thanks Glen

Glen, thanks for all your input, both behind the scenes, and with contributions to the members questions. You are a valuable resource.

And congrats to Randy, not a more deserving member to carry on the reins as the new Chief Admin. Your input too has been very valuable.
by BearLeeAlive
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Basswood Northwest Passage Solo 15'
Replies: 6
Views: 2381

Re: Basswood Northwest Passage Solo 15'

That looks great.

I was wondering about the gap in the hull you left at first, and was quite intrigued by the idea of a sabot. I had never heard of them, but makes great sense if you are going to be where you might be bumping into stuff.
by BearLeeAlive
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 3795

Re: Happy 2014

Happy New Year to you too Glen, and all the other forumites. :)
by BearLeeAlive
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

Re: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?

I am with you on that, Jim. A great boat to add to the quiver, yet so many good ones to consider.

Oh, how I yearn for retirement, and the time to properly address these projects with. :thinking
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a reminder
Replies: 6
Views: 6242

Re: a reminder

I guess if the guidelines are set, they leave the final decision up to the boater. I do know most power boats rarely have passengers with PRDs. I wear mine almost all the time now. I used to be less careful when close to shore on a nice day, but as I age I seem to be less willing to take chance. Nev...
by BearLeeAlive
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a reminder
Replies: 6
Views: 6242

Re: a reminder

Is that still the case, Glen? I know I had heard of it, but thought it had changed.
by BearLeeAlive
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a reminder
Replies: 6
Views: 6242

Re: a reminder

That is always sad too here, especially when it could have been avoided. From Transport Canada. Pleasure craft must have a Canadian approved device of the appropriate size for each person on board. You can choose between lifejackets and PFDs depending on your boating activity. They do go on to expla...