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by Stephen
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

Hello Chris Does Chart B in your book have sheer values listed? My 1983 copy of Canoecraft doesn't have sheer values in Chart B either. The book only ever had sheer values in Chart A. Sorry if my question in the previous post misled you. I'm unaware of any online information with respect to the 1983...
by Stephen
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First timer
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: First timer

Simon Someone once posted a method something like you're describing. Interestingly it was five years after he posted it before someone else admitted to trying it. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2606 Unfortunately his photo album is now a dead link but I managed to rec...
by Stephen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Resolute Build
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Resolute Build

Greg I've been rooting around in the forum and found a couple of references to offset errors for the Resolute dating back to 2006 and 2008. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2835 and http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2341 Glen Smith posted a ...
by Stephen
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Resolute Build
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Resolute Build

Greg I'm afraid I don't have a copy of Kayakcraft , but this is the way that things are laid out in Canoecraft . The baseline is above the vessel, and the waterlines increase in value as you go towards the keel. The waterline values do not actually indicate the draft of the boat at that point. I don...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Resolute Build
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Resolute Build

Greg I'm not sure if you knew there was a companion video series for Kayakcraft . It's not clear which model they're building but you might pick up some ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsQLdGtEKB4&list=PLU4oSXwGGGSJSCKMYb1oZXqZF5uH1ybUd&index=1 Some of the videos for Canoecraft may also be ap...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Resolute Build
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Resolute Build

Welcome to the forum The only corrections I am aware of are for 5 canoes in Canoecraft, mostly related to the stems. https://www.bearmountainboats.ca/pages/faq They are about halfway down on the FAQ page. I would think if there were corrections in Kayakcraft they would be listed here as well. The wo...
by Stephen
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

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

I see the notch you mean on the baseline near the centerline on the half plan. When you flop the plan over you end up with two notches. They're not labelled, and I can't think of a reason for them offhand, unless they're finger holes to help adjust the mold. I watched Nick Offerman's video on making...
by Stephen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 41
Views: 2066

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: 636

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: 41
Views: 2066

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: 41
Views: 2066

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: 41
Views: 2066

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: 41
Views: 2066

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: 9
Views: 664

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: 9
Views: 664

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...