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by jimlgordon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

planning has begun for my next boat... a 16 ft melonseed skiff sailboat using wood strips... but that will be another forum
by jimlgordon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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it's almost 20 ft long but it fits nicely on our Subaru Outback with the Yakima rack and rolling extension
by jimlgordon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

I paddled it kneeling in the middle in a mild breeze and some waves and it handled nicely. Very fast and stable. It is obviously designed for more weight that one paddler can provide. With just me it's like a feather on water. It will be a great craft to take friends and family for rides and for cra...
by jimlgordon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

many thanks to all of you in this forum for your kind words of encouragement and advice
by jimlgordon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

first time to touch the water
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by jimlgordon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

maiden voyage ... seats are not ready for use yet
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by jimlgordon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

getting ready for the maiden voyage
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by jimlgordon
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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some finish work left to do but getting close
by jimlgordon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

first time sitting in the new boat to test planned placement of seats and footrests
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by jimlgordon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

trying out helicoils for the first time
by jimlgordon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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drilling the seat frames for walnut dowels
by jimlgordon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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put a coat of epoxy on the gunwales and thwarts
by jimlgordon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

How do I position the cleats to hold the seats? How high above the floor should they be?
by jimlgordon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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Add some extra "thwarts" to anchor bow and stern decks which are 1/4" strips just like the hull material.
by jimlgordon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 27101

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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lots of new "clamps"