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by Cruiser
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Cottage Cruiser and Ranger hull differences
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Cottage Cruiser and Ranger hull differences

Hi Richard, Basically, a shallow arch allows a wave to pass under the canoe .... as the canoe contacts the hull it moves up and allows the wave to pass under, while the canoe more or less stays in the vertical position. The flatter the bottom, the more the canoe will tend to follow the shape of the ...
by Cruiser
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 62

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

It may be an alignment cut out, so that if there is a corresponding block on the the strong back, you can use that to center the form...just guessing


Pictures would make this sort of thing a lot easier.


Brian
by Cruiser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Resolute Kayak - Started a build blog
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Resolute Kayak - Started a build blog

Hi Gary, I made my Freedom 17 with white cedar, which I couldn't get in full length due to the nature of the trees. Instead of doing all the joining on the boat, I decided it would be easier to just skarf full length source boards, then cut the strips from those. I use the strongback (with sacrifici...
by Cruiser
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Resolute Kayak - Started a build blog
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Resolute Kayak - Started a build blog

Will be interesting to follow this build, please let us know as you update ... and if want opinions, I am sure lots of folks here have experience and can offer opinions on any issues you raise. Since you are at (or near) the strip creation stage ( and from the blog it looks like you intend to make y...
by Cruiser
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 22090

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

: ( I can't see the pics you posted.

Glad you have stuck with the build, it can be easy to get side tracked.

You are in the home stretch, almost to the splash point ...you are going to be so elated when it hits the water. Keep going ra ra ra


Brian
by Cruiser
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Paddling Events & "Get Togethers"
Topic: Rendezvous Sept 14,15 2019!
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Rendezvous Sept 14,15 2019!

Thinking of attending, would be nice to finally meet you in person and thank you for all your help.

Brian
by Cruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Kevlar Pearl
Replies: 11
Views: 7250

Re: Kevlar Pearl

Nice work as always Jim, do you find that the composites handle any differently from the wood?

Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

Wayne, I use these steps to post pics from Google Photos, we'll assume BM forums - sign in to the forums - sign in to Google photos - you now have 2 tabs open on your browser - open the post window for the forums - click on the Google tab and navigate to the picture you want to post and left click t...
by Cruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

First ... I think you have done a first rate job so far. As far as the patch, I would cut something just a little bigger than what you have and I would make it a bit more regular shape, say an elongated oval. Apply the patch, allow to get to the recoat stage and do the first fill coat ... let this f...
by Cruiser
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

I can't see the pictures either, but your explanation is pretty good. You want to fill the gap above the wood repair with a piece of cloth, then when that gets just tacky add a larger patch a that overlaps the area by ~1.5 "- 2", in your case I would just do an oval ... wet that, do 1 fill coat, the...
by Cruiser
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

Drilling holes on the inside looks like it may be able to saturate those ares you photographed, the method is using 2 holes, smallest you can make .. drill one at one side of the area you want to inject, and another on the very far side ... force the epoxy from one to the other, wipe and put a piece...
by Cruiser
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Finished!

Nice work, it looks awesome .... you should be proud of yourself.

The big question now is... when are you going to splash it and get to feel it pull under you, then let us know how awesome it feels to paddle that beast.


Brian
by Cruiser
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

WMegl .... make sure you select the pic...i.e. click on it so it fills the screen, then right click it
by Cruiser
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

That is not as bad as it could be ... the guidance on the web site should work well for you. I notice you are using Google Photos ... I do use the [ img] [ /img] (minus the extra space in there so they would display). This isn't required for all sites, but it has worked on all sites for me ... Proce...
by Cruiser
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

Nope .. all I see is a "Image" marker, that doesn't lead anywhere (is not clickable).

Stephen has given a couple good references to CanoeCraft for larger repairs, if yours don't fall into that category, we really will need to see a pic to take it any further.

Brian