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by Jim Dodd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 21577

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

The last two are not showing. I've clicked on the little boxes, and nothing shows up.

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 21577

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Yes the pics are now gone.
They showed up earlier ?

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 21577

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Great job Chris ! Rome wasn't built in a day ! You have come a long way ! The reward comes, when you lay your canoe on the water for the first time ! As you stand there on shore and gaze at the craft you have created. Reflect on your Journey ! You will have learned many things ! But most of all, you...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Kevlar Pearl
Replies: 11
Views: 7093

Re: Kevlar Pearl

Thanks Brian ! Handling actually seemed a little more responsive. That could be do to a number of things. For the most part, if I closed my eyes, there wasn't a notable difference ! Just going to and from the truck and water was greatly improved ! I was on the river in it yesterday. Need to get it s...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Kevlar Pearl
Replies: 11
Views: 7093

Re: Kevlar Pearl

Since I built my Kevlar Pearl in 2015, I've built two more Composite solos. In Both of these I used a cedar strip insert. My last ( Black Pearl). I cut the strips for the insert at 1/8". This was quite a weight savings. The hull is 16' long, and weighs in at 36 1/2 #. This is going to get a lot of w...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

I just finished replacing the outside cloth on an old stripper. I had several places where the old cloth pulled off some wood. I filled these shallow areas with, in places 6 layers of cloth. I wet out several patches as they laid on some plastic. I pulled them off one right after the other, and laye...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

I'd sand a little more and add the patch, probably two ! A Tip ! Cut the patches, and lay them on some plastic, saturate, with mixed epoxy. Then pick them up and lay on the scared area. Stretch some plastic wrap over it. A little hand sand, and varnish. I just did this on a friends hull. You can't t...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Finished!

Gorgeous ! I love those seats !
Are you going to get it Wet ? It almost seems a shame to !
Nice !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

by Jim Dodd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

Jim: I don't know what S-glass is. I made my hull with western red cedar, 6 lb. fiberglass cloth, and West System epoxy- 105 resin and 207 hardener. Then you are most likely using 6 oz. E-glass. The grain in your cloth is quite visible. More than I'm accustomed to seeing ! S-glass is slightly more ...
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

Wayne ? Is that S-glass ?

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

Yes. I see one pic.
And yes my directions should work fine !
Sorry I can't help much with the pic posting !

jim
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: Hull Repair

I can't see the pics either. I just finished glassing an old hull for a guy, that had several spots, where some of the wood from the strips pulled off with the removal of the glass. Anyway I had to build up the spots, with several layers of cloth. After the epoxy had set for a day, I SCRAPED everyth...
by Jim Dodd
Mon May 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: Installing Outwales

If you are still having trouble making the Cherry conform to the shearline, Yes taper some more, or steam them! Now that I'm back on the Soap box, I want to share another thought about the Dragon's Teeth. With the amount of upward curve in the Outwhale. I would cut the long strips of the Teeth to mi...
by Jim Dodd
Sun May 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: Installing Outwales

Brian The direction of the bend is the reason for just tapering the ends ! Thank for bringing this up ! If you just Thin the strip, you are making it more flexible, Horizontally. Beings the outwhale needs to bend Vertically, Tapering it top and bottom will aid it's bending ! I should have clarified ...