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by Rick in Pender Harbour
Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Rob Roy
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Re: Rob Roy

I have built more than a dozen wee lassies, always use a support on the bottom, and pre-woven cane from Lee Valley pressed into a groove in the frame with a spline. It's quick, looks good, and is easy to replace (in 10 years or so) when you need to. use a backrest suspended from the thwart and strap...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Tue May 12, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First time builder
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Re: First time builder

I use a lot of fir for trim on rowboats, and it would be my last choice for strips... I find that it doesn't machine well, chips out along the grain and would be much harder to sand. For gunwales, and keels on the rowboats, I like the nice orange colour it takes on over time, and it is a local wood,...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

I've only built a couple of kayaks, but I would always seal wood with epoxy before varnishing. Gunwales, etc. always get this on my boats, it provides a well bonded base for the varnish, I believe much less likely to peel. Remember that the epoxy must be fully cured, at least a week, maybe 2, before...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Some pics of my Rob Roy
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Some pics of my Rob Roy

I do like that look, even if it is a bit more difficult to deal with the flat sawn strips, and you can't always tell what it's going to look like until the boards are cut. The last rowboat I did had great figure, I think the board had a lot of run-out, maybe was from the butt of the log. It looked l...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Estimate of amount of epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 5649

Re: Estimate of amount of epoxy

Absolutely go with the 4 Oz cloth if you can get it, it will use less epoxy and that means less weight, and is strong enough for this purpose. I'm just finishing a pair of wee lassie II's with 4 oz cloth; maple trim. Not really trying to be super light, but will certainly come in under 40 lbs, hope ...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Cove up or bead up?

Sorry not good with attaching photos but- http://oysterbayboats.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/1/0/10108286/6436089.jpg?404 shows first strip attached to the forms with screws (the holes will be hidden by the gunwhales) and the screws driven into the faces of the forms that will later help hold the strips i...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Cove up or bead up?

Hi Brian The advantage of fishing line is that you don't have to stop every three or four strips. You could potentially strip the whole boat in a day. The fishing line stays in until the whole boat is stripped, and then is pulled just prior to sanding. If your glue moves when you lift and turn over ...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Cove up or bead up?

Hi Jim I use 25 or 30lb monofilament. It has a nice stretch, and leaves almost no marks. If you dampened the hull between sandings, I suspect they might be gone altogether. They are not obvious but since I know here to look, I can usually find some of them. I can't imagine that they space the strips...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Cove up or bead up?

It's cove down/bead up for me. I set the new strip in a holder along the top of the forms to apply the glue; remember you just want a tiny bead in the cove, so it stays in place when you turn the strip over and fasten it to the forms. I use fishing line to attach the strips, so having the bead up is...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem material
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: Stem material

Good morning Hugh
I'm building a pair of wee lassie II's right now...
I like red cedar inners and yellow cedar for the outer if you want to avoid hardwood, have used big leaf maple for the outer too.

Rgds

Rick

oysterbayboats.ca
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Laminate trimmer to cut a kayak deck?
Replies: 6
Views: 3823

Re: Laminate trimmer to cut a kayak deck?

No - I don't know why I never tried tape on the deck surface, but I'm just starting a pair of wee lassies, so will have a chance to try it. Will let you know in a couple of months.
rgds

Rick
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Laminate trimmer to cut a kayak deck?
Replies: 6
Views: 3823

Re: Laminate trimmer to cut a kayak deck?

I use this method to build decks on Wee Lassie canoes, and almost always have small problems with chip-out.
It may be that my router bit is getting a bit dull, but that may be an issue. As far as the bearing marking the hull, the outer gunwhale should cover that....

Happy New Year All

Rick
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Planing loooong boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 3762

Re: Planing loooong boards?

Are you sure that the boards are not thicker on one side? What you describe sounds more like wedge shaped or cupped boards to me.
rgds

Rick
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 10086

Re: Help with strips please

Flat sawn strips can look really interesting, especially if you can keep them in order. It will be harder to keep fair when sanding, but once between the glass strength should not be an issue (I hope). http://oysterbayboats.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/1/0/10108286/1410103319.jpg?250 This is a cosine wher...
by Rick in Pender Harbour
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Quarter-sawn boards suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 5307

Re: Quarter-sawn boards suggestions

I just built a wee lassie two using some flat sawn strips, really liked the effectImage.
Look at the first 5 or six strips near the keel. I kept the strips from the same board together, and it gave a great "flame" effect.
Rgds

Rick