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by BillB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Molds and Strongback for Nomad
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

Re: Free Molds and Strongback for Nomad

These molds and strongback are no longer available.
by BillB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Molds and Strongback for Nomad
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

Free Molds and Strongback for Nomad

I am downsizing and would like to find a good home for the molds and strongback for a Nomad. They are true and built one canoe. Plans are available for purchase through Bear Mountain. The only stipulation is that you have to take the molds and the strongback both. Bring a trailer or suitable vehicle...
by BillB
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Dynel Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 7019

Dynel Tip

I have read that dynel makes a good material for abrasion-resistant tips. So, I bought some 3/8" dynel cord and tried it on a practice piece. I soaked the dynel in epoxy and applied it to the practice tip, flattening the cord it as best I could. When it was tackfree I filed and sanded it flush to th...
by BillB
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 4698

Thanks Sedges. My seats are much larger and I drilled holes for caning. Not sure yet if I'll let my friend in the canoe - but it's good to know it's a possibility. Bill.
by BillB
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 4698

If permitted I have an off-topic question for Sedges. I too have a friend who weighs near 280 lbs. He would love to go canoeing with me but I am afraid my seats would not hold. I built Gilpatricks trapezoidal seats using 3/4" X 1 1/2" white ash. What seats do you have that supports your partner? Bill.
by BillB
Fri May 26, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanded to the Weave
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Many thanks Guys. I will recoat. Mine is a cautionary tale about the wisdom of overbuilding. I put double layers of fiberglass (on the football) to strengthen the bottom and avoid potential oilcanning - which I read on this forum could be a problem with this canoe. But the cloth floated a bit on the...
by BillB
Thu May 25, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanded to the Weave
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Sanded to the Weave

To make a long story short - in prep for varnising I have sanded down to (not though) the fiberglass weave in some areas on the interior of my Nomad. I have built this boat bombproof and have two layers of fiberglass on the football areas - both inside and out. I had intended on applying another coa...
by BillB
Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Ealger and Riverrats calculations and Riverrats real life experience all support a decision to make the new seat. I'll probably go with the 1-1/4" ash and fiberglass the underside. Thanks to all for your input. Bill.
by BillB
Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Its Me - you have confimed my fears that the 3/4" seats won't hold up. Thanks. I'll most likely build the new seat. How did you calculate that 1-1/4" stock would be needed? Bill.
by BillB
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Patricks Dad - yes I agree it is a good idea to fiberglass the underside. But the seats are already built and caned. If I do decide to build another seat just for my firend I think I will use Ricks idea. Sounds like a good way to add strength. Thanks for your reply - Bill.
by BillB
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Rick - Thanks for the suggestion to reinforce on the underside. Unfortunately the cane is tied off on the underside and would get in the way. Bill.
by BillB
Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Thanks Doug and Rick. I do have some 3/4" X 1-1/2" ash left over from making the seats. I'll test it and see what happens. Maybe the best soltion is just make my friend his own seat out of heavier ash. Bill.
by BillB
Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4825

Ash Seats - How Strong?

I have built the trapezoidal seats in Gil Gilpatricks book using 3/4" X 1-1/2" ash. The joints are triple doweled and they are strung with plastic cane. I am quite pleased with how they turned out. Here's my problem - I have a close friend and sometimes canoing partner who is a little "beamy" (Gilpa...
by BillB
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Hanging on Nomad
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Whoops - I missed the September 20 thread by Riverrat which addressed this topic directly. Sorry for the repitition - Bill.
by BillB
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Hanging on Nomad
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Thanks Riverrat. I thought I was going crazy. Everyone, including Newfound (where I got the bolts) and Bear Mtn (where I got the plans), was telling me to use the 6" bolts. It just seems a little too high. I remeasured and would need a minimum of 11.25" under the leading edge of the seat if I used t...