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by cff
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Rewebbing a canoe seat
Replies: 1
Views: 3835

Rewebbing a canoe seat

I've almost completed the process of refinishing my 20yr old swift kippawa tripping canoe. The gunwales looked as grey as old asphalt. I used to re oil the woodwork yearly but the canoe has been neglected the past ten years or so. I figured it was time to do something before it passed the point of n...
by cff
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing seats with cleats.
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Installing seats with cleats.

Micmacjay. I built a rice lake skiff and installed the seats using cleats. I'll try and dig up some pics of the install. Keep in mind that I used solid plank for the seats and not a lightweight frame so I was more concerned with overall strength than aesthetics with the install. I bedded the cleats ...
by cff
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Strip Cutting Friction and Wax
Replies: 8
Views: 8760

Re: Strip Cutting Friction and Wax

I had good luck using thin kerf blades designed for skillsaws... 7 1/4" blade. I think I had a freud.. ripping bade. Used paste wax on all surfaces really helped. And don't forget some good feather boards.
by cff
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Titebond 3
Replies: 20
Views: 14372

Re: Titebond 3

I used titebond 3 for my rice lake skiff due to working in cooler temps and it worked perfectly. I used a squeeze bottle to ensure a small bead and wiped up any runs with a damp cloth. I would deffinately use it again. That and I couldn't find any other titebond in my local area.
by cff
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cyanoacrylate Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Cyanoacrylate Glue

I switched to CA glue for scarfing my strips. It worked so well, especially around defects, knots that you have a hard time finding the joints. And it was quick.
by cff
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

Re: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?

Moonman I found a better photo of the seat arrangement I went with. I hope this helps
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by cff
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Where to splice strips and sheer clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Where to splice strips and sheer clamp

To speed up the building process I used cryanoacrylate (Krazy glue,super glue, hot stuff) to glue my scarfs. I used an accelerator to set the glue. I havent had an issue and my joints are virtually invisible unless the wood colour changes significantly. it was real handy if I ran into grain issues o...
by cff
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Station Positioning
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Re: Station Positioning

brooks wrote: I'm still debating on buying the kit. I live in the southwest and dont see a lot of cedar. Are there alternatives other than redwood.
You could use any soft wood. I've even seen some walnut used.
Of course you might want to consider the weight of the woods used.
by cff
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

Re: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?

You can just make out the seat in this pic. all set for a bit of fishing .I can't remember how far forward I placed it. I'll see if I can find a better pic of the interior.

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by cff
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

Re: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?

moonman I run a 6hp and have no trouble with concern to shipping water over the transom. However if I'm reversing into waves/wakes.. that's another story. I went with a bench seat moved inboard to facilitate easier control with an outboard. I'll see if I can find a pic. (boat is in storage..won't be...
by cff
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?
Replies: 9
Views: 4783

Re: Stretched Rice Lake Skiff?

I have built a skiff . I did not stretch it but have thought that if I ever built another one I would make the transom wider. Maybe build with the forms from the center(widest form) all the way to the transom the same. That way it would make a more stable more of a flatter bottomed boat . Kind of li...
by cff
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Show us your decks
Replies: 20
Views: 10819

Re: Show us your decks

My Rice lake skiff.
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Woods used in order from the center out.
Mahogany, Brids eye Maple, Black cherry.
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Ash gunnels and Ash dashboard.
by cff
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Photos of Rice lake Skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Re: Photos of Rice lake Skiff

looking good! We need some updates!!
by cff
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Rice lake Skiff launched
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

Re: Rice lake Skiff launched

I've finally moved up to a 6hp. The boat moves nicely when I'm out alone. You can deffinatly tell it's not a planing hull when you're carrying passengers. On the other hand it paddles easily.. I found that out the hard way. Here it is from last september up on rousseau. It's held up nicely except fo...
by cff
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: repairs underway - a cautionary tale
Replies: 18
Views: 18821

Re: repairs underway - a cautionary tale

Another trick to closing those gaps you might like to try.. Hot glue clamping blocks equally on both sides of gap all along split. Then fill split with thickened epoxy and clamp gap closed while epoxy sets. After the epoxy has set, simply chisel the blocks off and scrape away excess hot glue. It wou...