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by Richard
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Poorman's Stapless Method
Replies: 7
Views: 10894

Re: Poorman's Stapless Method

Hi Tim,
Just picked up your thread. I am going stapless on my next build, and this idea looks good. Thanks for sharing.

Richard
by Richard
Mon May 07, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: U.V. Damage
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

U.V. Damage

Hi,
I have got some dark patches on the hull of my 10 year old Peterborough, could this be the first signs of U.V. damage.

Thanks in anticipation,
Richard
by Richard
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hiawatha on Google Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Re: Hiawatha on Google Earth

Hi Ester,
Have you started building your cedar stripper yet?
If you are interested I am thinking of setting up a UK builders group,and seeing as you are close I thought I would drop you a mail.
My contact email is rsouthusk@aol.com

Richard
by Richard
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Hiawatha 15.5 stability?
Replies: 6
Views: 8154

Re: Hiawatha 15.5 stability?

Hi, I paddle a Hiawatha,and initally, after a Peterborough it did feel unstable. But if you persevere you will start to feel more at home. My first trip after I had finished the build was two days down a fairly gentle river solo. The first few miles certainly focused the mind,but as my confidence gr...
by Richard
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 18th century birchbark canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

Thanks Glen, got there in the end. Exciting find!!

Richard
by Richard
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 18th century birchbark canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

Update
Sorry I gave the wrong link. Try this one.

news.bbc.co.uk/local/cornwall/hi/people_and_places/hi...

Richard
by Richard
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 18th century birchbark canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

18th century birchbark canoe

Has the news reached Canada about the 18th century birchbark canoe which has been found on a country estate in Cornwall in England. It was brought back by a military man about 250 years ago, and lay undiscovered until recently. It will be put on display in the British Museum in London and then retur...
by Richard
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hiawatha on Google Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Hi Esther,
Thanks for the comments. If you need any help or advice, drop me a mail.
All the best, and take the plunge and get building.

Richard
by Richard
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hiawatha on Google Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Thanks Mark, maybe I'll just go for the trumpet fanfare.

Richard
by Richard
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hiawatha on Google Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Thanks Sherm,

I was expecting some flack. Over here in the U.K. people don't like you blowing your own trumpet.

All the best,

Richard
by Richard
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hiawatha on Google Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Hiawatha on Google Earth

Hi, Big show off but I couldn't help it. Type in Bridge Sollers U.K. and just left of the village in the middle of the river you will see a photo marked 'Cedar boat on still Wye'. My latest build and im over the moon with everything about it. She handles like a dream except in windy conditions, but ...
by Richard
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: transom material/thickness
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Hi, I'm no expert on timber, but I have used Meranti for decks and paddles and thwarts and have been pleased with the results. I'ts a mahogany species which is very light with a good colour. However, it is soft and needs protection from one or two layers of glass and epoxy. You could add extra layer...
by Richard
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Increasing freeboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

I agree Randy, but once you have reached a certain age you have to make your own decisions.

Richard
by Richard
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Increasing freeboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Thanks everyone for your input. Nice Prospector Dennis. I built a Peterborough eight years ago, but unfortunately I canibalized the forms to make the Hiawatha. If this friend of mine does not want to give the time to make new forms then I think a combination of extra length and a few more strips for...
by Richard
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Increasing freeboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Hi Ben, Thanks for your thoughts. This boat will not be for me ,I am very happy paddling my Hiawatha solo, and think it is a great design. The friend who wants to use my forms is looking for greater carrying capacity. He will have to weigh up the pros and cons from these posts and make his decision....