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by brian
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Re: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Well, at least I'm in good company. :)

I want to use mine more, but it takes an hour or two to get to a good spot. But, I have the first hanging up in the living room, so that helps me dream.
by brian
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Re: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Can't believe that I didn't reply. Thanks to you both. It's been a few months now, unfortunately, it hasn't been used much. But, it seems to work incredibly well and gets comments and questions wherever I go. Although, do these tend to multiply? A Rob Roy showed up in my backyard. Not sure exactly h...
by brian
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Re: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Thank you again everyone for the suggestions. I built the Ranger, and it had its first taste of the water Saturday.

Somehow, despite my best efforts, it turned out pretty well. (And floats!) Thank you everyone for the amazing amount of help.

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by brian
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish/Polyurethane Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Varnish/Polyurethane Recommendations?

Thank you Brian!
Just ordered 4L of that varnish and 3L of thinner. Hopefully that will be enough for this build.

Jim, I've used many builds as inspiration. Can only hope mine looks somewhat decent in comparison. Which so far, seems to be looking good despite my best efforts!
by brian
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish/Polyurethane Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Varnish/Polyurethane Recommendations?

Hi all. So, I just got done with fiberglassing the hull of my Ranger. Was off to assembling the seats and gunwales. Well, I goofed and got so caught up in the fiberglassing that I didn't plan much beyond. Assembled the seat frames and was about to varnish. Drove to the local big box stores and nothi...
by brian
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stongback length Ranger 15'
Replies: 11
Views: 2756

Re: stongback length Ranger 15'

Hi Mike, I'm in the middle of my Ranger build now. If you're building off the Bear Mountain plans, the plans raise the canoe so you don't need to have an overhang. The 16' strongback will work just fine. The stem mold plan also has a cutout at the outer end. If you don't cut out that piece, you coul...
by brian
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My "Prospecter Ranger" build
Replies: 11
Views: 5672

Re: My "Prospecter Ranger" build

Wow! Your Ranger looks great!

I'm about halfway through stripping my Ranger, seeing yours has provided some much appreciated inspiration.
by brian
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Re: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Hi Jim, For the tools, I wasn't quite sure what I had. Ends up that I still need a spokeshave, just haven't run to the pawn shops in town yet. (Long shot, but maybe.) I planned on borrowing your ideas for cutting the strips on the strongback, and running the strips between router bit and fence. In f...
by brian
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Re: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Hi Jim. I'd prefer to build inside, but that 16' I have to work with is most of my living room. While I have forgiving landlords, I probably couldn't get away with knocking down bedroom walls. :thinking But I live in Alabama, where the winter weather isn't that harsh. Hi Joan, that helps a great dea...
by brian
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

Ranger, Huron Cruiser, or Bob's Special?

Greetings All! So, on a whim, I picked up a copy of Canoecraft before a camping trip. (I liked the picture on the front.) Read it twice during the trip and decided it was something I wanted to do. I've cut the sections for the strongback, and have a practice piece for the parts I haven't done before...