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by Canoe_builder
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sun damaged canoe restoration..
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Sun damaged canoe restoration..

Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to get a nice 16' bluewater kevlar canoe given to me. For the most part it's in decent shape, but still needs some significant work, but no major structural issue. Its been sitting outside for many years. The outer finish needs to be redone. Right now the colour will ...
by Canoe_builder
Wed May 29, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How light could it be?
Replies: 11
Views: 6835

Re: How light could it be?

Thanks for the useful replies! I mistakingly wrote the length of the canoe.... I plan to build the redbird, at 17' 6", according to plans. I'm looking for a fast/easy paddling canoe, that can hold a moderate amount of gear, and still be relatively stable in the water. So far the Redbird seems to fit...
by Canoe_builder
Wed May 29, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How light could it be?
Replies: 11
Views: 6835

How light could it be?

I'd like to build the 16' 6" redbird, with emphasis on saving weight during the build.

What range could I reasonably expect the finished weight to be? And what would be the best techniques to do it??

Thanks!
by Canoe_builder
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Layup schedule for kevlar canoe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Re: Layup schedule for kevlar canoe?

Thanks,

I'll give those a try.
by Canoe_builder
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Layup schedule for kevlar canoe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Layup schedule for kevlar canoe?

Just looking for thoughts on layup for a kevlar canoe. I plan to build a freedom 17 this winter. Looking for advice for what we should use. I would like to build a moderately durable canoe, as light as possible. It will generally be used on lakes for canoeing for camping trips, (ie. Algonquin park f...