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by brooks
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

Patrick I could send some pictures but you have to message me your email. I can tell you that my deck was built in place and the design was taken from the deck of an old Hackercraft or Chriscraft Runabout. Planks with a caulking joint between. I milled my deck planks to 1/4 inch by 1 1/2 and the Dar...
by brooks
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

ptsmith Patrick I just received your post and I want to thank you for your interest. I poured alot of thought into every step of my build and would be happy to share any construction details I might have. I dont know any other way to show you except with pictures that I left out of the slide show. U...
by brooks
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inwale Install??!
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: Inwale Install??!

Randy, you explained it alot better than me. the form should be the same as the canoe. I always make things complicated.
by brooks
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inwale Install??!
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: Inwale Install??!

Hi Jesse, The Hiawatha has beautiful lines much like the old birch bark canoes. I had a problem bending my mohogany inwales and outwales and i built the "Ranger". You'll hear on this forum that the ranger has a slight up sweep on its sheer and the inwale would follow the sheer easily but I'm here to...
by brooks
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

Thanks Hugh,
I hope to take it out this Saturday. The weather will be great and the lake will be calm.
by brooks
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

Thanks Brian I didn't use the staple application and it took me over 2 months to strip it out. I enjoyed every bit of it. The gunwales were prebent because the mahogany would not follow the sheer. I also used titebond 3 on every part of the Ranger. You can't find a better forum than this one. I'm al...
by brooks
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

Thanks Jim That means a lot. The build was fun but the resin and cloth was a big challenge. I have never tried it before but I read every post on the subject and learned a lot in the actual process. I think I am going to try the " Rice Lake Skiff "next. It looks versatile and I like to row. Thanks a...
by brooks
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

My "Prospecter Ranger" build

I want to thank all in this forum for your posts and feed back. I would have been lost without them. Its been 1 year and 8 months since I started this build and I can now say it is finished. Here is my Ranger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eW-Keo ... e=youtu.be
by brooks
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Positions
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Seat Positions

I'm working on finishing the seats and decks of my Ranger. I can't decide on the height of my seats. if I put them to high the canoe will be top heavy and have more of a tendency to roll and to low, well that is the question. Also is the inwale strong enough to hold 200 lb buy 4- 1/4 20 bolts. The i...
by brooks
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: SIX 10 Adhesive
Replies: 0
Views: 1460

SIX 10 Adhesive

Has anyone used this adhesive filler on their canoe or Kayak. I used it for a fillet on my inner stems and it worked great . It goes on like the clear silicone you buy in the store. I am thinking about using it to fasten my gunwales. Its sold by West Systems and can be used in a regular caulking gun...
by brooks
Thu May 21, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: material for gunnels
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: material for gunnels

Don, The answer to your question about red elm being useful for you gunnels is yes. Its perfect. The grain and strength are very similar. I have made the mistake of taking elm for ash on several occasions. I am at that stage of building the inwales and outwales for my Ranger. I'm using a mahogany bu...
by brooks
Thu May 21, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Beveling Inwales
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Beveling Inwales

Alick Am I reading CC correctly. It says to taper the ends of the inwales to 3/8 in on the Hull Side of the Inwale. The key words are "Taper the Hull Side Of the inwale".
by brooks
Mon May 18, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Beveling Inwales
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Beveling Inwales

So Alick if I bevel my 1/8 in on the hull side of the inwale I should be good all the way, end to end and the crown on the long decks im making will work almost perfectly into the tapered ends of the inwales. That is what I was steering towards. Nice Deck by the way. Is that wrc.
by brooks
Mon May 18, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Beveling Inwales
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Beveling Inwales

Im building the Ranger. What a beautifully shaped canoe. Looking at the tumble home and how severe it is I measured it to be 1/8 th inch in 3/4. That would work until station 3 or 4 and then the inwale would start sloping up going towards the ends. Is this a common way to shape the inwales. After as...
by brooks
Thu May 14, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floatation Compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

Re: Floatation Compartment

That works for me . Thanks Jim