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by IslandStripper
Mon May 23, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Endeavour
Replies: 18
Views: 29085

Deck time

FInally back at her again after a couple months of landscaping and other house hold projects. The deck is now 85% complete and its going quite well - stapleless isn't that bad. new photos at photos.yahoo.com\davidjrollins Later Dave :eyebrows Here is a direct link to Dave's photos: http://ca.pg.phot...
by IslandStripper
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glassing Alone
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Success

The three coats are on and with the exception of a couple sags on the last coat no complaints. I did notice however, that were I had some epoxy on the strips from filling voids, Its seamed to be lighter in colour and did not accept the epxoy as well or to the same extent. Comments? Thanks for all yo...
by IslandStripper
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glassing Alone
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Glassing Alone

I'm ready to glass my endeavor kayak this weekend, however, I'm having difficulty getting help. Has anyone glassed on their own. Is it possible mixing, wetting out on your own. Or are the risks to high and I should just wait until I can round up a mixer. This will be my second boat, but we had a tea...
by IslandStripper
Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How much resin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

How much resin?

I'm just about ready to glass the outside of my endeavour. How much resin is required? Will a West Sytem group B do the whole boat. The book doesn't say.
by IslandStripper
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat plans
Replies: 25
Views: 9613

seat frames

Pilot holes for 2 1/2" #8 screws. Screw, glue, clamp and plug. Holds my 200 lb but.


Later

Dave
by IslandStripper
Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 129788

Keel

Jody, I built a 15 Ranger last year and it tracks quite well, I wouldn't worry about installing one, no need. However, if you do I would suggest scarfing it on to the ends of the outer stems before you epoxy the outer stems into their final position. This would allow for a nice transition from the k...
by IslandStripper
Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Endeavour
Replies: 18
Views: 29085

More progress

The stripping of the hull is complete and I have dry fit the outer stems. Time to borrow a space heater. Not that cold but a little chilly for epoxy (8-12C) in the garage. http://ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/davidjrollins/my_photos The tanzer should be hitting the water in March. I have to take it down...
by IslandStripper
Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat plans
Replies: 25
Views: 9613

Rawhide Seat

Hear is a picture of the completed seats. I like the classic look. Sure beats nylon webbing.

http://ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/davidj ... pg&.src=ph
by IslandStripper
Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Endeavour
Replies: 18
Views: 29085

Ahead of Schedule

I believe I'm a little ahead of schedule. I took last week off as my folks were in town so I used them for feed rollers for making the strips. I now have three in place. With a decent base to work from I'm going stapleless and the next strip will be my feature strip. I hope to use the stapleless jig...
by IslandStripper
Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form Making
Replies: 21
Views: 8469

Endeavour Stations 0, 1 and 16

When mounting these station on the stem and stern molds do you cut them down the centreline or do you have to take into account the thickness of the stem/stern forms.
by IslandStripper
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem bending advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 9665

Steam

Only done it once so far, but we bend ash for a ranger last year with a real cheap set up. scrap plywood for a box, a $3 kettle from the trift store, 15 min in the box (i think) bend real well. I would think that moist air would have to make the wood more flexible than just plain heat, but I'm not a...
by IslandStripper
Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Endeavour
Replies: 18
Views: 29085

Strip project #2

Last year at this time we completed a 15' Ranger. Now I have the bug and have a location to start the next project - Endeavour 17. Start Date- September 9, 2004 Target - September 8, 2005 So far I have constructed the strongback, laid out the molds, cut and mounted them. I now have approx 70 bf of r...
by IslandStripper
Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Name your Choice In Wood For the Following:
Replies: 12
Views: 6415

stems

The strongback is built, the forms are all in place, stem time. (Endeavour 17) I have at my disposal some 1by boards 48" long of big leaf maple ( Acer macrophyllum ) and cypress ( chamaecyparis nootkatensis ). I was planning on using the cypress for the insided stems and maple for the outside stems....
by IslandStripper
Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lofting help please
Replies: 1
Views: 1526

Re: Lofting help please

I am currently lofting an Endeavour 17 from the table of offsets in KayakCraft 2001 Thier reprint. I have run into what appears to be a discrepency on station 15. On the table of hights the station 15 sheer is given as 0-05-08 which is in effect 0-06-00, or am I reading it wrong. I don't have my bo...
by IslandStripper
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form Making
Replies: 21
Views: 8469

Re: Form Making

KenC wrote:[... I used a bandsaw and sanding disk on the table saw....
Was is just one of those stick on disks that matched the diameter of your blade? If so how did it hold up and what grit did you use 80/100?

Was the blade reuseable after the sanding project?

Thanks

Dave