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by Denis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 14' 0" Venture
Replies: 12
Views: 18005

Re: 14' 0" Venture

Hi Greg I had a response completed and just as i was about to send the power went out lol anyway, those parts do not get glued together until the very end when the deck gets permanently attached the the hull. The sheer is in place in order to be in the correct position to build the deck onto after t...
by Denis
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: I have been remiss
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: I have been remiss

Nice looking craft. Enjoy

Denis
by Denis
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gluing Bow and Stern Short Strips
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: Gluing Bow and Stern Short Strips

double bead your first strip on the turn up and then you can glue cove up afterwards. Or, pinch the plank bead up between two fingers and using a glue syringe have someone pull plank away from you as you apply glue on the bead between your fingers. after the first couple you will get it done much ea...
by Denis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stems To Stem Molds
Replies: 5
Views: 2556

Re: Stems To Stem Molds

no worries, they do spring out, just clamp into position when shaping and planking being careful to keep the stem centered on the form as you shape and plank. A couple of clamps at the top and one on the bottom should do the trick. Denis http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l272/denis_045/Freedom_172.j...
by Denis
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epifanes
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: Epifanes

the foam brush to use is the JEN brush which is made in usa. Likely find it in paint stores as oposed to most hardware stores as they are more expensive. I soak mine between coats and reuse it with no ill effects. I believe they also make a foam roller. I did my last varnish job with a foam roller a...
by Denis
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 130174

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

Ranger Canoe 2016

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by Denis
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ranger canoe 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Ranger canoe 2016

Ranger Canoe slated for auction at the Canadian Canoe Museum Beaver club Gala this October

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by Denis
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Transporting Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: Transporting Kayak

I am adding a picture to clarify what I referred to in my above message. In the picture you will see how the rack is mounted to the frame of the vehicle and the clips used are specific to each vehicle model. It also show the L shaped brackets fastened to the bar of my rack. the brackets are easily a...
by Denis
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Transporting Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: Transporting Kayak

Hi Digger I use a Yakima tower mount in front of the vehicle roof rack and find it fastens securely to the frame of the roof. Yakima likely has a tower and clip system that would work for you. Picture shows the tower mount in front of my roof rack and canoe secured by straps. The rear rack is fasten...
by Denis
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 130174

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

Ranger Canoe build at the Canadian Canoe Museum as an auction Item for the Beaver Club Gala this October.

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by Denis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sealing the deck underside
Replies: 5
Views: 2002

Re: Sealing the deck underside

It is a very good idea to seal it all with epoxy but you can wait till it is installed if your in a hurry to instal decks. I always epoxy them the day before I install but you should be able to reach up under well enough to seal it after. It wouldnt hurt to thin it a bit with thinner before hand to ...
by Denis
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem questions - with pictures!
Replies: 12
Views: 5341

Re: Stem questions - with pictures!

that was no student :-) that was me, I just cant seem to keep my hands off :-) I did put on gloves later during cleanup and all students were gloved, but a very good point, gloves should be worn at all times even when just doing something for a minute :-)

Denis
by Denis
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem questions - with pictures!
Replies: 12
Views: 5341

Re: Stem questions - with pictures!

true esp with cedar inner stems, however I have built many canoes and kayaks just precoating all mating surfaces once with runny thickened epoxy and have had no issues. Hardwood doesnt require as much as it doesnt absorb as much as cedar does. Makes cleanup a whole lot easier as well. The key point ...
by Denis
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem questions - with pictures!
Replies: 12
Views: 5341

Re: Stem questions - with pictures!

this video clip shows gluing up stems and may be of interest to those of you dealing with this issue

Denis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzthTJxyi3c
by Denis
Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: kayak cockpit cover
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: kayak cockpit cover

I took my kayak to a nearby outdoor store that sells kayaks and assorted related equipment and was able to test fit till I found one that fit fine.

Denis