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by Stephen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

can I simply drill a small hole inject warm epoxy into this area to get the fiberglass cloth to disappear This method is described in Canoecraft to repair damage from a violent blow to the hull which does not break the sheath, which I gather is true for the inside of your canoe only. Drill into the...
by Stephen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Finished!

Very nice work. I especially like the care you put into the decks and seats.
by Stephen
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

I figured out how to post your pictures using Internet Explorer. In your photo album, left click on the image to enlarge, then right click and select Properties. Highlight and copy the URL from the Properties window, then paste this into your forum post between img /img However, when I tried the sa...
by Stephen
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

Wayne I got one of your photos to display in my web browser by omitting the [img] tags altogether. This one was only available to me because you misplaced a square bracket in one of the URL's. You could try posting all three photos without the [img] tags. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMpUN8z...
by Stephen
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

This is listed under the FAQ for the phpBB forum for image posting. app.php/help/faq#f3r3

Glen Smith posted about using Photobucket to post photos quite a while ago. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1150
by Stephen
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

If you have the Canoecraft book, look for the chapter Classic Care: a Guide to Maintenance and Repair. This covers everything from scratches in the varnish to removal and replacement of damaged planking. It's near the end of the book. Bear Mountain also has these on their website hidden away under N...
by Stephen
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

Hello woodworkbythewater, I have finally located my copies of Canoecraft and it would appear you are using a 1983 edition of the book. This means that some of the terminology is different and also the method of plotting the sheer is slightly different than what Brian has posted. These are the values...
by Stephen
Fri May 31, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

You now need to add a stalk to each mushroom cap, but how long should they be? Because every sheer point is a different height, every mushroom stalk will need to be a different length. The bottom of each mushroom stalk defines the strongback line. You need to hold each mushroom cap above the strong...
by Stephen
Fri May 31, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

I'm not totally sure I know what's going on here but I have some ideas. There are three caveats: 1. I lofted the Redbird a LONG time ago in a graphics program but I never built it. 2. My copies of Canoecraft are MIA after a recent move so I'm relying on memory for methods and terminology. 3. Most of...
by Stephen
Fri May 31, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

These are the corrections for the 2000 edition of Canoecraft. There are no corrections listed for the Redbird at all, so I don't think that is your problem. http://web.archive.org/web/20121108113627/http://bearmountainboats.com/2012BACKUP-OLDSITE/canoestems.htm I don't have the 2015 edition but I kn...
by Stephen
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Nomad
Replies: 75
Views: 71274

Re: 17' 0" Nomad

These are the topics I could find in the forum on Nomad stability, but I'm not sure if they apply to your situation. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/search.php?keywords=nomad+stability&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=21&sc=1&sf=all&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search Some of the...
by Stephen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Sport Boat Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Sport Boat Plans

Cheques and stamps, just two more things our grandchildren won't understand ;-)
by Stephen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Sport Boat Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Sport Boat Plans

The man's own website doesn't have a link to buy the plans http://www.robbwhite.com/sportboat.html , but the folks in this video seem to have bought plans via snail-mail since Robb White died. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Sf5MbOg_Q You might consider the Bear Mountain Rice Lake Skiff or Whiteha...
by Stephen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Stems

Jim

Also check this video at about the 8:30 mark:

Nick Offerman : Planking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJWf_1TgiGo

Stephen
by Stephen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Stems

Jim You should check out Bear Mountain's You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Canoecraft/videos?disable_polymer=1 . If you go to the bottom of the page and click "load more" a couple of times there are quite a few videos, some of which deal with stems. How to Laminate Stems https://www.yout...