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by Kermit
Thu May 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Well, this canoe better be a labour of love, 2016 was not as easy on me as I had hoped. Extreme fatigue and an inability to function in any sort of heat put a bit of a dampener on my progress. That, and the boss, or She Who Will Not Be Named, was "overly" protective of me. I did manage to get some p...
by Kermit
Sat May 14, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Happy 2016 everyone. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I have been very lucky in my rehab from the stroke, co-ordination is almost back up to normal. The only real carry over is some buggy short-term memory loss. All that being said is I can't use the stroke as an excuse for the lack of cano...
by Kermit
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Sorry for the lack of any update, it seems life is doing it best to ensure I never get this boat done. I was getting ready to sand and apply the inwales, left for a short vacation in Algonquin, and seemed to have suffered a cerebral tear, a stroke. Rehab is going well. Had some help packing the beau...
by Kermit
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Two in one Month????? Say it ain't so. Bulkheads have been trimmed; Stern https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TM76lwwRZQw/VcprD4fh9II/AAAAAAAAIDQ/kZVX22fMhuU/s800-Ic42/20150803_133551.jpg Bow https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_gpyfL9PkzY/VcprD9IsLxI/AAAAAAAAIDQ/0skjyF6jWNU/s800-Ic42/20150803_133605....
by Kermit
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Do I need to worry about warping while glassing bulkheads?
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Do I need to worry about warping while glassing bulkhead

More worried about inducing a curve into an otherwise flat plane.


Cheers

Chris
by Kermit
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Do I need to worry about warping while glassing bulkheads?
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Do I need to worry about warping while glassing bulkheads?

Good morning everyone,

Getting ready to glass my strip bulkheads and am a little concerned that I may run into warping such a flat piece were I to glass without reinforcement. Basically wondering if I need to mess around with temp braces or just get her done.


Cheers

Chris
by Kermit
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Knock knock, is this thing still on? Whelp, it's August and I have only just started one the beauty. Between excess heat and humidity ruining my lungs and torrential downpours, I haven't been able to really start into the beast this year... That, and the boss and I picked up a camper trailer and I h...
by Kermit
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Small Trim related question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Small Trim related question.

Unfortunately, with two young kids and a non insulated garage, I was unable to really do any work... That's the real reason I'm spoiling for spring. So I can play with my sawdust machine and pull splinters from unsuspecting body parts again.

:wink

Cheers

Chris
by Kermit
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Small Trim related question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Small Trim related question.

Happy spring everyone. I think I saw it for a second this weekend. :sad I bought the machine woven seats from Bear Mountain, and was wondering if I need to remove the vinyl seating off the frame to prep for sealing? Will I need to buy new seating material, or can I reuse the mesh I've removed? Reall...
by Kermit
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Bead and Cove setup
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Re: My Bead and Cove setup

Very nice. Better than my set up, I pushed against the bit and fence. Wish I would have read your 'between the bit and fence' recommendation earlier.


Cheers,

Chris
by Kermit
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Thanks Jim, I am definitely looking forward to this spring and start putting some personality into the beast. I did close out last fall with the first bit of individuality.... Painter holes. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N3_BbTMxQ7Y/VM6oIYVfPvI/AAAAAAAAH_4/-gAZN9vuSXc/s800/20140928_153416.jpg"%...
by Kermit
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Back from the dead!!! Sorry, with the forum switch, I am only able to connect from home and phone... and I needed to actually upload photos. So this update is a WEE late. :sad Here is the post-pop photo, with all my helpers; https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XZPjSGRJtXo/VM6msx0lkEI/AAAAAAAAH70/IUzP...
by Kermit
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finally got through again...
Replies: 0
Views: 1458

Finally got through again...

Been trying to connect for ages. Can only seem to get mobile working. Here's hoping I can get this working. I have Sooo many questions.

Chris.
by Kermit
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Raptor Staples
Replies: 9
Views: 5303

Re: Raptor Staples

Take what I have to say with a BIG grain of Salt, I went staple-less, and am quite happy with the results. There are a few areas where I had the Dickens of a time getting the strips to comply with my wishes, but I am married with two kids, so I am kind of used to that. :sad I will say that once I sm...
by Kermit
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 40
Views: 20656

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Yup, definitely needed to tip the surface with a brush. It picked up a lot of dust somehow, but that is a MUCH easier issue to deal with than the drips and voids.


Cheers,


Chris