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by mbolton
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Who can give me a good advice....?
Replies: 4
Views: 6934

Re: Who can give me a good advice....?

The Bob's special would be a great choice as well.
by mbolton
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: I just build Redbird
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Nice

Very Nice! Love your shop!!!! :smile
by mbolton
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Little River Stripper done
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Little River Stripper done

Well, I finally got it finished. It's lively, but not at all bad. Can't wait to get it on some bigger water :twisted evil

http://picasaweb.google.com/taureaupadd ... rStripper#

MB
by mbolton
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WW boat attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

test drive

Well, probably the first run will be at the East Race WW course. Hopefully out to PA later this summer. It weighed in at 30 lbs glassed. By the time I get the gunnels, bulkhead, sidewall foamed out, it's going to weigh a bit I think :frightened I pretty much got the gunnels on tonight...finish them ...
by mbolton
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WW boat attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Outside glassed

Well I got the outside glassed and have a paint scheme on it. Not sure about it yet? Now to get the inside done :smile
A couple pics posted under the picasa link above
by mbolton
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Acorn Dinghy launched
Replies: 11
Views: 4417

Very nice! Thanks for sharing
by mbolton
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Anatomy of a Canoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

I've often seen it referred to as multichined hulls where they have the distinct break in planes higher and lower. I think it is correct that shouldered tumblehome would be an example of a chine, and I know kayaks use the multichine terminology more frequently, but in regards to canoes for most folk...
by mbolton
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Anatomy of a Canoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Chines

On Whitewater boats the chines are where the bottom curve meets the side curves as you thought. On flatwater canoes this is also true. A more rounded bilge is soft chined and a more 90 degree bend would be an example of hard chines. The higher up bend should be tumblehome , shouldered tumblehome, et...
by mbolton
Sat May 22, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WW boat attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Frankie was the man!

I am firmly in your camp that Frankie designed the best WW boats! How cool to have paddled with such a great paddler/designer! Yes, I currently paddle a Taureau, which I have grown to like, but it does have shortcomings :smile I looked for a used SpanishFly for a couple of years (can't afford a new ...
by mbolton
Thu May 20, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WW boat attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

WW

Yep, sorry bout that...WW does indeed stand for Whitewater.
:smile
by mbolton
Thu May 20, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WW boat attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

WW boat attempt

Yeah, I know a carved foam plug would've probably been easier and faster, but what can I say, I like working with wood :smile It's roughly 8'-6", 29" wide, and with slightly more rocker in the bow (I think I'll try it both ways to see which I prefer before permanently attaching saddle) as of now. Do...
by mbolton
Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redwood Prospector finished
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Very nice! How'd you like working with the Redwood?
by mbolton
Thu May 13, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: "Oil-caning" after staples removed......
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Oops, you got it already :embarassed
It'll be interesting to see if they shrink back some?
by mbolton
Thu May 13, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: "Oil-caning" after staples removed......
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Humidity

I recently experienced the same problem on a little WW boat I'm building. I pulled all the staples and it was sitting under my carport for a week or so when the temps changed and it got more humid. It made the strips swell and raised up 1/2" or so. Pulling it back down somehow from the inside should...
by mbolton
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: adding more rocker to cedar strip canoe
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

more rocker

personally, I'd go with just giving a bit more rocker just at the ends...last 2' or so. That would give much better results than a slight curve from all the way. It'd be kind of the way the Mad River Guide is...you can flat turn that hull. It'd result in a bit slower boat, but not appreciably and th...