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by Snowman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Made a Eastern Red Cedar Nomad
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Made a Eastern Red Cedar Nomad

Wow! Very nice - well done!
by Snowman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: New Stands for canoes
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: New Stands for canoes

Thanks Jim. I might try that on a future build...
by Snowman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: New Stands for canoes
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: New Stands for canoes

Jim

Clever stands.

I am curious about using Watco on the gunnels. Have you done this before? How has it turned out and what are the issues? Would you use it for all types of wood?
by Snowman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"
Replies: 97
Views: 54480

Re: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

Brian,

Thanks for sharing. She turned out beautifully!

The extra info and and advice is also appreciated. I also agree with your stated targets for weights (on canoes...).
by Snowman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 106
Views: 26843

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Hi Randy,

It is looking great!
by Snowman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 106
Views: 26843

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Hi Randy,

Do you have any details you could share for your side project? It sounds interesting.

Your main project looks awesome!
by Snowman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 106
Views: 26843

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Beautiful!
by Snowman
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove side up ... or down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Cove side up ... or down?

Yes, this does part get interesting. I was successful at pre-gluing the last 2-4 pieces (depending on how thick the last strip is) in the form of the football (but not gluing them to the football or centre line) and then gluing them into the football/centre line once the lay-up had dried/cured.
by Snowman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove side up ... or down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Cove side up ... or down?

Hi Graham, Although I don't have buckets of experience, I have built with both cove up and cove down and I prefer cove down. I found it easier to clamp at each station, without having to worry about damaging the cove edges (as mentioned in Ted's video (linked by Jake). I also employed the method des...
by Snowman
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Canoe Seat Designed to Fit Your Bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 6383

Re: Canoe Seat Designed to Fit Your Bottom

Awesome seat (Brian and Jim)!
by Snowman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Raptor Staples
Replies: 9
Views: 5131

Re: Raptor Staples

Since the comments have drifted away from the Raptor Staple question, here is my experience on staples... I went with staples on my first boat and found that like Kermit, I was lacking authority (on the strips too). I ended up switching half way through the build (at the turn of the bilge - the stri...
by Snowman
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First Time Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Re: First Time Build

You have received excellent advice by all of the fellow builders, so I won't attempt to repeat any of it. One comment I will add is that (as Brian said), there are some very distinct steps that you need to do, I found that on my first build I overthought each step, wanting to make sure that I was do...
by Snowman
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Endeavor 17 Kayak Seat

I use the Surf to Summit kayak seat pad. They have 3 to chose from: https://www.surftosummit.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=seat&x=0&y=0 Mine looks like this one: http://www.surftosummit.com/hot-seat-kayak-seat-spicy-p-1683.html?cPath=283_209 I was looking for a minimalist solution that wou...
by Snowman
Tue May 13, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

Re: Epoxy problems

I agree with Randy for both the probable cause and recommended action. Looking at the pretty pattern, you have a preparation problem that is either something you wiped on or something that was not properly wiped off during the prep - either way it looks like the surface was contaminated - the patter...
by Snowman
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: spraying water based polyurethane
Replies: 5
Views: 9892

Re: spraying water based polyurethane

Rabbit,

Thanks for the details and observations on your experience.


Snowman