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by AkDan
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Freighter plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 5677

How about this..just building a 16 or 17 foot stripper and using gil's side motor mount bracket? Has anyone used it? Would probably be better then what I was wanting to pull off with the freighter. Honestly I dont know how bad I really need a freighter as much as I want a power boat on some occasion...
by AkDan
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Freighter plans?
Replies: 3
Views: 5677

Freighter plans?

Just looking to see whats out there. I have Gils book on the grand laker..is there any others? Anyone with experience in the grand laker? I'd be mainly using it on LARGE rivers, like the Yukon, to motor up and fish for pike and shee fish... I do however plan on putting a lift on with a short shaft m...
by AkDan
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Frustration with Epoxying!
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

build three??? As long as this first one has taken now I'll be long but dead by thte time number 3 is half done ;)! What little experience I have I also felt the squeege gave me the best results. On the wet out it worked very well and also on the fill coats. I did run a white roller a couple of time...
by AkDan
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: this canoe is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

oh the boat is fine...just a bruise that I really dont have time to fix right now. Gonna have to be next winter. Havent been out to the garage these last few days between work, sick and a messed up back that is feeling much gooder, I'm going to head out tonight and do a final sand before the last sp...
by AkDan
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: this canoe is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

I feel bad for the poor sucker who gets him next if he's as hard on them as he has been on this build LMAO!
by AkDan
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: this canoe is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

might add for clarity the canoe rolled as it fell off the support thankfully hitting the bottom where the stem turns up to the decks. And the question I had with the preval spray is it is saying thin 4 oz of varnish with .4 oz thinner. Isnt the system 3 varnish thin enough? I havent given it a go ye...
by AkDan
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: this canoe is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

this canoe is cursed

Boy I'm so close to being done. Final sand of the 3rd coat of varnish and spray and she's done. That is till I showed my mother in law tonight the boat. One end promptly fell off the support I had for having it upside down when varnishing. Hit the stem enough to show white glass marks, ugg. It'll ha...
by AkDan
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: static electricity and varnishing
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Thanks again! Yup read the can, was going to call them tomorrow (my saturday), and talk to them more about it. I was thinking of getting a boiling tea kettle going as I dont really have anything portable that will boil more then that. Let it run for a few hours and try things out. I figured maybe by...
by AkDan
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: static electricity and varnishing
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Glenn, Thanks! I was talking to my dad tonight and ran the SE by h im, he also mentioned to ground it. Helluva idea. Never would have thought a wood boat would conduct electricity.....but it sure as heck did!!! I do have some questions then about humidity. You see today it was -48F (high only hit -3...
by AkDan
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: static electricity and varnishing
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

static electricity and varnishing

Well it's time to varnish. Have spent the past couple of days cleaning up. Hopefully tomorrow nite I'll hang the "spray booth" again in preperation to varnishing. Tonight I did some cleaing up of the dust on the boat. Did the outside and then rolled it over for the inside. Was just about done when I...
by AkDan
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: the bad gunnel job
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

oh I might add, I wish I had left all 4 of the stems low and added the top piece.

Looks kinda cool ;). One side has the two as shown above and the other has 1.
by AkDan
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: the bad gunnel job
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Well, ya'll sright. I just did it and so far things are looking pretty nice. Another mistake. Tapered plugs dont seat all the way so if you're going to get into them, dont apply them first LOL! Have a few fillers I had to take care of tonight before I was done. Another overlooked deal, I wish I woul...
by AkDan
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: the bad gunnel job
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

canoebldr, I did taper them from 3/4" to right at 1/2" at the ends of the stems. They are just hacked off right now, my plan was to round them off with the gunnel. My biggest concern was getting the gunnels to look decent cocked like that against my deck. The canoe is called the seneca 140. And that...
by AkDan
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: the bad gunnel job
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

and here is the fiew of the cocked gunnels at the deck and the other place I need to shim slightly to bring the low gunnel level to the deck.

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by AkDan
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: the bad gunnel job
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Here is the end I had to build up as I couldnt quite keep the ends up level with the decks. Something I'll need to still do on the 2nd picture, you can see the one end is a little low. Bending and adding another screw didnt help (there is one screw hole I still need to plug there, debating wood or f...