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by Bryan Hansel
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FS: Freedom Solo Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 4674

Re: FS: Freedom Solo Plans

I figured it would be good. We have a Wildfire and a Magic, so this was going to replace the Wildfire for our BWCA trips. Instead of solo boats, we've been using the Freedom 17.
by Bryan Hansel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FS: Freedom Solo Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 4674

FS: Freedom Solo Plans

I have a completely unused set of Freedom Solo plans which I'll never use, because a) I already have two solo canoes, and b) my allergy to epoxy continues to get worse with each boat, so if I build another boat, it will by my last and it will be my own design. I wish that wasn't the case, because I ...
by Bryan Hansel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My health
Replies: 6
Views: 6861

Re: My health

I'm sorry to hear this Glen.
by Bryan Hansel
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Easy to Build Canoe Stand
Replies: 0
Views: 1981

Easy to Build Canoe Stand

I made this easy to build canoe stand this summer. It worked out great for working on my Ursa canoe. If you're going to use it for sanding, it's not a bad idea to reinforce the connection between the feet and the uprights. http://www.paddlinglight.com/pl/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/hansel_bryan_11080...
by Bryan Hansel
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Expedition Sport Kayak in Progress
Replies: 21
Views: 10599

Re: Expedition Sport Kayak in Progress

Nice looking kayak. Must feel great to get it on the water after all this time.

What are you using for a seat in that thing? And how about adding some carbon fiber thigh braces?
by Bryan Hansel
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenette
Replies: 7
Views: 3973

Re: Lineage of Bear Mt. Ranger Lines explained by Ron Frenet

HighPlainsDrifter wrote:(I bought the book and have found good information on line also).
Where did you manage to find the book? I'd love to get a copy.
by Bryan Hansel
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: inside stems
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Re: inside stems

It probably saves a couple of pounds. I never weighed the stems to figure it out. I always glass around my stems, which some builders don't do when using the internal/external stems.

Here's a few pictures of the method: 2011 Canoe Build
by Bryan Hansel
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: inside stems
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Re: inside stems

You can use whatever width you'd like. I usually use 3/4-inch cedar strips for the stems. I also don't use an internal stem -- saves weight.
by Bryan Hansel
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 14
Views: 5835

Re: just wondering

After you got good at it, depending on the level of finish, you could crank out one to two a month. There's some curing time involved, so that adds waiting time before you can varnish.
by Bryan Hansel
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Need a double check
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Need a double check

The fiberglass won't add any appreciable thickness that you'll need to worry about. Plane it so that the stem band looks good when fitted on just the wood.
by Bryan Hansel
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Need a double check
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Need a double check

I'm with Randy. You could do it the way, you want, but fiberglass is rough on tools.
by Bryan Hansel
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launching the Prototype Canoe
Replies: 0
Views: 1508

Launching the Prototype Canoe

I launched the prototype canoe, which is tentatively named Ursa. We paddled three miles, which isn't enough distance to figure everything out, but I did get some initial impressions. The canoe feels stable enough (Ilena thinks less than the Freedom, but I think about the same). It feels more stable ...
by Bryan Hansel
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launched Resolute today
Replies: 11
Views: 5803

Re: Launched Resolute today

Looks great!
by Bryan Hansel
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunwales
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Gunwales

These are the seats that I bought: http://www.edscanoe.com/cane-bucket-canoe-seat.html

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