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by Robert Dunn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free Strong back materials
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Free Strong back materials

Cut-to-size plywood for a strong back. Free to a good home. Pick up in Calgary. (I injured my shoulder a few years ago)
by Robert Dunn
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Paddle length
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

Re: Paddle length

It seems that I can now answer my own question. The Grey Owl site has a very good page on paddle sizing--I just didn't see the link at first.
Bob
by Robert Dunn
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4557

Re: Cove up or bead up?

Rick,
I would like more information as well. Could you provide a drawing or photos?
This isn't hijacking the post--this is exactly what we all need to hear!
Bob
by Robert Dunn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cove up or bead up?
Replies: 10
Views: 4557

Cove up or bead up?

I have pretty much settled on building a Freedom 17. I'm looking ahead to the planking without staples and wondering if I should build with planks cove up or bead up. It seems cove up gives better glue control, but it's harder to tape or press the planks down without damaging the coves. With bead up...
by Robert Dunn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Paddle length
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

Paddle length

I'm thinking I'll buy and finish a paddle this winter before it's warm enough to work in my unheated garage. Can someone offer advice on length? Some sites quote different lengths whether you are in the bow or stern, measuring while sitting or standing, shaft length vs total length, etc. If it helps...