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by HighPlainsDrifter
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 4197

Re: Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom

Brian Ok, will try to get more pictures of my canoe project and maybe start a thread under non-Bear Mountain projects. Stripping plan 2.jpg This is my 3rd and it has given me some challenges. It is a 13 foot solo called the Damselfly. The canoe was designed by Alex Comb for wood-canvas construction....
by HighPlainsDrifter
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 4197

Re: Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom

Brian
Thank you
Good practical and easy solution. Now, why did I not think of doing just that ?
Cheers
Joe
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 4197

Alignment of book matched strips: Closing the bottom

I have book-matched my strips for each side of the hull. One thing I strive for is to have the points on the port and starboard strips meet as one point along the center line. I have cut my center line and those strips are fixed in place. I know what to do if my lay-up strip is slightly higher than ...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

Re: How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

I'll answer my own question. I found on another canoe site that folks have used WD-40 without harm to the finish. I think I will try it on a small spot.
by HighPlainsDrifter
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scaling down canoe plans ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Scaling down canoe plans ?

Jim Thank you. Thank you. It is great to have a person with first hand experience, share that experience. After I made my post, I thought about reducing my plans on a copy machine and adjusting my form spacing appropriately (as you say). Knowing that you have had success is encouragement to forge ah...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scaling down canoe plans ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Scaling down canoe plans ?

Lets say, I want to build another canoe and that I have a perfect model of what I want that canoe to be (if only in my head). I have a 15' Prospector Ranger and I do love the way that canoe handles both tandem and solo...... that is my model of perfection. But, what I would like is a smaller solo "p...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Replace damaged strips, centerline cut
Replies: 11
Views: 8077

Re: Replace damaged strips, centerline cut

Thanks for explaining your method. Beautiful work.
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

What do I use to remove sun dried pitch from my hull without damaging the finish. I have tried mineral spirits and 2 kinds of "Goo Gone"......... nothing worked.
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Replace damaged strips, centerline cut
Replies: 11
Views: 8077

Re: Replace damaged strips, centerline cut

I would like to know how you removed the damaged strips so neatly. How did you get the inside epoxy/fiberglass to release the damaged strip(s) ??????????
by HighPlainsDrifter
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Sheathing Repair less than desirable
Replies: 2
Views: 3765

Re: Sheathing Repair less than desirable

Thank you for your thoughts on my repair job. Your interpretation confirms my thoughts. I also use my canoe and I do not expect her to stay "flawless". The deep raw gouge bothered me and I do feel better having the wound dressed (even if it still shows).
by HighPlainsDrifter
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Sheathing Repair less than desirable
Replies: 2
Views: 3765

Sheathing Repair less than desirable

I have been doing some maintenance on my Ranger. Last year's paddling left some nasty scratches in the hull. I followed Ted's book on doing the repair to the sheathing (Page 183, a gouge into the resin, down to the glass, but not into the wood). I sanded and feathered as the book says and used a pie...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Left overs ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

Re: Left overs ?

Randy

Nice looking paddles.
I have a question on the two blades in the center of your six-paddle picture. How did you get your cedar to make that bend ?
by HighPlainsDrifter
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lapstrake Canoes: Reference books and getting started
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Re: Lapstrake Canoes: Reference books and getting started

Sedges Thank for the reply. I made a move toward the canoe that I will build. Today I called Walt Simmons at Duck Trap and talked to him about a 13' lapstrake canoe. I ended up buying the plans, his book, and an accompanying CD for building the 13 footer. So now I have a lot to think about. Traditio...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lapstrake Canoes: Reference books and getting started
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Lapstrake Canoes: Reference books and getting started

Hello I need a project canoe in the shop. I would like some advice and direction on getting started on a lapstrake canoe. I have built two cedar strips and do not have the desire to do a 3rd by cedar strip. Lapstrake boat hulls have always charmed me and I think a small canoe (like a wee lassie desi...
by HighPlainsDrifter
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 127282

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

I completed the finish work on the inside of my Ranger today. She weighs in at 54 pounds....... a little heavier than I wanted, but I'll keep her. I sanded the exterior epoxy work before I took her off the molds. So, just a bit of touch up and I will be ready to varnish the exterior (and have her ga...