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by Patricks Dad
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Finished!

Excellent work!
by Patricks Dad
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

If you click on the links you have included an image will come up but it is part of a larger web page.... click on the image and then right click on that picture to capture a link to just the picture itself. Insert that link into the [gmi]xxx[/gmi] construct (but reverse the letters - 'img' instead ...
by Patricks Dad
Fri May 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

You won't need to thin the first coat as much as Epifanes suggests because you aren't worried about deep penetration into the wood. If you were (or places where you are) varnishing bare wood, that level of thinning makes sense. I generally thin about 10-20% for all coats. I've never been able to app...
by Patricks Dad
Thu May 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

If you want to make the inwale and outwale align, you could take some off of the inwale, outwale or both. You could also just leave it as is. Place a straight edge across the full beam to see where most of the wear will fall when you slide the canoe onto a rack to guide you. Again, leaving it alone ...
by Patricks Dad
Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

To post an image, you still need to have the image somewhere (else) where you can use the URL to reference it. Once you have the link to the picture, just use the image button (9th icon from the right above the text box you type your message in... When you click that button it will insert a string t...
by Patricks Dad
Wed May 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

My first build was a Redbird with Cherry Gunwales of the dimensions noted in Canoe Craft...Ends of the gunwales were steamed and bent over a form that is somewhat more tightly curved than the sheerline itself. They were installed with only epoxy (a coat of unthickened epoxy first, wiped off and then...
by Patricks Dad
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

You could use Brian's Helicoil solution mounting the thwart on the bottom side of the inwale and still slide your canoe on the rack without issue.

I used these to mount my seats on a Freedom Solo a few years ago. Very clean.

And no, I'm not in on the thwart breaking contest either....
by Patricks Dad
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

Jim, I think a bolted on Thwart might indeed be easier to replace. But consider the case where a bolted-on thwart breaks and due to its firm attachment to the gunwale, causes the gunwale itself to be damaged in the process. I think I'd rather have a thwart break clean away from the gunwale than tear...
by Patricks Dad
Sat May 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

I have always attached my thwarts with just epoxy and level with the gunwales. Rather than a beefy mortise and tenon joint, I use biscuits (as in biscuit joiner). They are quite strong and don't take much space.
by Patricks Dad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

It's epoxy.
by Patricks Dad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31157

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Put my 2nd carbon/kevlar Freedom17 together this evening. Final weight 46.1 pounds. Now I need some open water... https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53803755_10156542514132885_7455071019691147264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent.feau1-1.fna&oh=5b2e6e663607a19c11b4d17010a3af85&oe=5D1BF0...
by Patricks Dad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Nice work Brian. And as usual some new good ideas in there. Thanks for taking the time to document the process so well. You're a gem! What was the final weight of your paddle? Here's a couple pics of the kayak paddle I recently finished.... https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52350939_10...
by Patricks Dad
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Nice paddles!
by Patricks Dad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31157

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Well I've made some more progress on this build. I added flotation chambers, built some seats, skid plates and a yoke. All are installed and it's now ready for finish (inside still needs a good sanding. Current weight is 45.1 pounds. Sanding and finish might add a pound or two. A few pics: https://s...
by Patricks Dad
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thwart ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Thwart ideas?

Oh and you can pre-bend the foam/carbon sleeve before you saturate it with epoxy so it will hold it's shape for an arc...