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by Richard2
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Champlain 16"
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Champlain 16"

I lowered the seats by 1.5 inches. This action significantly improved the canoe's stability. Thanks
by Richard2
Sat May 31, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Champlain 16"
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Champlain 16"

Great advice! Thanks
by Richard2
Thu May 29, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Champlain 16"
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Champlain 16"

Tandem with my wife. We have paddled together over the years however I would say we are not very experienced. My wife sat and I kneeled mist if the time which helped. First experience in anything remotely like the Champlain. By the way people kept taking pictures of the canoe - quite the experience!
by Richard2
Tue May 27, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Champlain 16"
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Champlain 16"

Thanks for the feedback!
by Richard2
Tue May 27, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Champlain 16"
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Champlain 16"

I just finished my Champlain 16' and launched it for its maiden trip this past weekend...!
The canoe felt tippy. I placed the stern seat closer to the middle but kept the seat height at 10.5 inches. Aside from moving the seats lower any ideas of how I can make the canoe more stable?
by Richard2
Sat May 10, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Re: Epoxy problems

Thanks!
by Richard2
Fri May 09, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Re: Epoxy problems

Right

See attached.
by Richard2
Fri May 09, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Re: Epoxy problems

No sun. Stain is on cedar wood under the epoxy
by Richard2
Fri May 09, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3243

Epoxy problems

I finished my epoxy coat some months ago and now see a dark stain forming in one area. Any suggestions on how to remove the stain. Do I sand the affected hull section?
by Richard2
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Proper length of the strongback for a 16' Champlain
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Proper length of the strongback for a 16' Champlain

Does anyone know what the proper length of the strongback should be for a 16 foot Champlain?