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by Pete in the Deep South
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cottage Cruiser - non-slip, stability, buyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

All of the CanoeCraft designs are proven and reliable. Experienced paddlers would prefer the narrow beam I would think. Sell it as-is. I would not worry about the bottom surface. How many people walk around in their canoes or even stand up in their canoe ? Price? I tell people that they are getting ...
by Pete in the Deep South
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Truck Racks
Replies: 0
Views: 2583

Truck Racks

Nice looking truck racks you can build featured in Workbench Magazine , April 2007 ed. According to the article you can build the truck rack for less than $100 in one weekend. Key feature is a special clamp that must be purchased. This clamp allows fast attachment of rack standards to truck bed. :th...
by Pete in the Deep South
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Making contoured seats
Replies: 26
Views: 5817

I took a look at the purchased seats and the chord length should have been around 14". That would make the radius 25". :embarassed
by Pete in the Deep South
Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lumber transport - where to cut ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

a 2:1 ratio would be about right I would think. Twice as many of the 12 footers since you will be using them full lenght.
by Pete in the Deep South
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Making contoured seats
Replies: 26
Views: 5817

I purchased contoured seats already made up from http://www.edscanoe.com.

Try a radius of about 18.5 in. ......that would be the solution for a middle ordinate of 1" and a chord lenght of 12" if my arithmetic is correct. :thinking
by Pete in the Deep South
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cypruss for canoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

I just finished building a Huron using cypress....I think it's a great wood to use for strippers. Being in the "Sunny South" I can find it locally. Rough sawed the price is less than $2.00 BF. I made no effort to keep weight down and my Huron only weighted about 2 pounds heavier than the Bob Special...
by Pete in the Deep South
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Building the Huron
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

To Tdoes: The casters worked out perfectly. It was nice to be able to move outside for the sanding. I don't think I had any movement, but I think my strongback could have been built much lighter. There is a engineering college near me that builds all of their canoes on strongbacks with casters, and ...
by Pete in the Deep South
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 9" Huron Cruiser
Replies: 4
Views: 12659

Link to a few of the Pic that I took of my Huron. Nice design and it builds easily. I haven't paddled it as of yet!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v507/ ... use/Huron/
by Pete in the Deep South
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Building the Huron
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Thanks for the comments...I realize that my canoes are "Plain Janes" compared to some of the canoes that I see on this site. That's what is great about the stripper. They all have beauty that transcends our skills be they great or limited. Just a few additional comments: 1. I forgot to mention that ...
by Pete in the Deep South
Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Building the Huron
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Building the Huron

After many months, it's finally finished. Things that I did differently: 1. Placed the strongback on casters. 2. Stripped the bottom using the Hazen method. 3. Moved the thwart location 10" off center. Also, I build a small removal seat to be used midship(not shown). 4. Used matte varnish on the ins...
by Pete in the Deep South
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy question
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

I purchase their 3 gallon kit....I think it's a good product. Please note that they ship their glasscloth folded, but that has never caused me any trouble.
by Pete in the Deep South
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Pictures 0f My building project
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Great looking canoe....Thanks for sharing. :applause

I liked the tip about the drywall sanding pad. I'm currently using homebrew device that uses a sanding belt cut into.

Pete
by Pete in the Deep South
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Ranger 15'
Replies: 14
Views: 3947

Hi Ed! Great looking canoe.:applause I will be posting a few pic and comments of my Huron project soon. I'm in the varnishing stage right now. I like to try new procedures, woods, and designs. However, I think that a beginner would do well to stay with the CanoeCraft directions starting out. Best re...
by Pete in the Deep South
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How low can I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

To Tim: Sorry about the name mix-up. I could have improved on my spelling also. I thought I edited a few of those typos out, but somehow they still showed up! :thinking To WoodChuck: After thinking back, I may have used an oil based stain on the canoe that I had problems with. Still it may be a good...
by Pete in the Deep South
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How low can I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Tim: I'm impressed with your skill at such an early age. I was in my 30's before gettilng into woodworking. Canoe building much later I might add. If the strongback cann't rack(get out of square) I would think storage as you describe would be OK. If you plan to continue working into the cold weather...