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by HuffDaddy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How light could it be?
Replies: 11
Views: 6847

Re: How light could it be?

Here is a link to an article by John Winter's titled, "What will my boat weigh." Do the math to estimate the weight of your project. It's a good read as you can see where the weight comes from.

http://www.greenval.com/weight.html
by HuffDaddy
Thu May 30, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How light could it be?
Replies: 11
Views: 6847

Re: How light could it be?

Sorry for giving the credit to Jim Morrison instead of Bryan Hensel for the website. Thanks for correcting that. It's a great website. If you are not committed to the RedBird but are looking for a good Tripper, you are opening another can of worms... I have never paddled the RedBird. I have the Free...
by HuffDaddy
Wed May 29, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How light could it be?
Replies: 11
Views: 6847

Re: How light could it be?

I am building a solo 17 and trying to go as light as possible and have done some research on this. You can go thinner on your cedar strips. I've read of going as thin as 1/8 inch. You could use balsa wood which is 1/2 the density of cedar. The wood you use for all your trim can be lighter species th...