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by Pit Boss Mike
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector

Thank you Jim for the suggestion on ripping the planks.
by Pit Boss Mike
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector

Never say never about building another one. If I did it would be a single person though.

Thanks!

Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector

Thank you to everyone who has contributed on this site. Sometimes the answers can only be found by screwing something up, and there are a couple of screw ups in my canoe, but it turned out much better than I expected.


https://niagarafalls.smugmug.com/Person ... /n-LD6kc3/



Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding out epoxy patches
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Sanding out epoxy patches

There are a few spots I've applied some epoxy to on the hull, and I was wondering if those spots have to be completely sanded out before applying the fibreglass? I'm a little worried about the color looking off where those spots were.

Thanks for any help....Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Prospector Build Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Prospector Build Blog

I'm going to referencing and asking questions on this forum, so if my post is not appropriate please take it down.

Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Prospector Build Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Prospector Build Blog

Hello everybody, The only way I can tell you how much I've enjoyed reading about people's builds is to blog about my own. I'm building a Prospector with plans I've gotten from Bear Mountain. If your interested in following my ongoing and current build check out my blog at NiagaraPhoto dot com. I hop...
by Pit Boss Mike
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunwales length prospector
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Gunwales length prospector

Hello, I'm building the 16' prospector and have found a sawyer near me who might have Ash for the Gunwales. What is the minimum length I would need for this canoe?

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sourcing Cedar
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Sourcing Cedar

I spoke to exotic woods early today, they have three pieces of 5/4 and 4/4 left......I think I'm gonna roll the dice and pick up some 16'ers here in Niagara plus some long scraps.

I love reading the build logs so I'm going to set one up, a blog. I'll share when it's active.


Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sourcing Cedar
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Sourcing Cedar

I talked to Noah's marine and was told by the guy there, that they milled all the clear stuff into strips, and that even though that it was listed for sale on their website they couldn't sell me any planks....

Mike
by Pit Boss Mike
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sourcing Cedar
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Sourcing Cedar

Thanks for taking the time to reply......the prospector is 16'1''. There is a place near me that has lots of 5/4x6''x16' ers, plus a few pieces of stuff someone already milled to 3/4 that are 19 feet long but only 1 3/4 wide. Could I get away the few pieces I could cut out of the long ones?? ..........
by Pit Boss Mike
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sourcing Cedar
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Sourcing Cedar

Hello everyone, I'm looking for some help/advice regarding sourcing western red cedar. Im in Niagara Falls and many of the places I've called don't have clear or anything close to the length I need. Im building the 16' Prospector. If anyone could help with a source it would be greatly appreciated. T...